One of our favorite collaborations between hip hop and R&B soul. Janet Jackson’s ‘Got Til It’s Gone’ from her Velvet Rope album samples Joni Mitchell’s ‘Big Yellow Taxi’. Originally the production credit of the song was given to Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis but Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed and J Dilla claim to have originally produced the track for Janet when she met Q-Tip on the set of Poetic Justice in 1993. Whatever the case may be, we love this joint. Enjoy!
Tomorrow Hennessy will premiere their mini documentary “The Art of Blending”, a behind the scenes look at the 2010 Hennessy Artistry tour. Tune-in on Facebook tomorrow, June 30th at 5PM EST to check out the 30 minute video featuring The Roots, Q-Tip, Ron Isley, Chaka Kahn and more.
Happy Mixtape Monday y’all! Todays selection is The Look of Love (Hip Hop is Alive) by Statik Selektah and Q-Tip. This mix is 25 tracks of timeless hip hop for your soul. Download it. Play it. Repeat. Enjoy!