Q-Tip Gives His Cuz Consequence One Of His Best Sample Beat Creations (Audio)

It has been more than six years since video surfaced (posted below) of Q-Tip, Kanye West, and Consequence kicking it together in the studio. In those days, It’s-The-Cons’ was a G.O.O.D. Music artist, carefully crafting his Don’t Quit Your Day Job follow-up. Cons’ cousin and musical mentor Q-Tip was in the lab with him, playing beats, and showed him an on-the-spot creation that had the whole session feeling especially good. Always referred to as “The Needle Drop,” the name comes from manually adjusting the stylus on a turntable and making a loop effect without a sampler. This is some primitive Hip-Hop ish from bygone analog days.

This week, the Queens, New Yorker finally makes good on his promise to share the record. “The Needle Drop (And Here Comes Trouble)” adds some studio work to the beat, as Cons’ spins another tale about making mistakes with love, loss, and loyalty. 2DopeBoyz’ got the track, which is also available for single purchase:


Already this year, the onetime A Tribe Called Quest affiliate released A Good Comeback Story on his own Company Of Greatness imprint. Tip, Lupe Fiasco, and Ryan Leslie are among the guests.

#BonusBeat: Travel back to 2009 for this studio illness:

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