Q-Tip Previewed an Unreleased Kendrick Lamar Collaboration on his ‘Abstract Radio’ Show

Q-Tip’s Abstract Radio show on Apple’s Beats 1 has previously included gems such as a two-hour tribute to his friend and collaborator Prodigy of Mobb Deep, and Friday’s show offered another special moment with a previously unreleased Kendrick Lamar collaboration. Q-Tip played the track, unofficially titled “Want U 2 Want,” at approximately the 1:42-mark of his mix Friday.

Keys, synths, and a guitar loop power the collaboration as both Kendrick and Q-Tip profess their love for their boos. 

“The love for your name can only pertain to the flame I got in my veins/I never complain when your name is mentioned/I can’t hold back or restrain/It’s the fact I just want you to want me,” Kendrick raps on the song’s chorus.

This isn’t the first collaboration between Kendrick Lamar and Q-Tip, as Kendrick appeared on “Conrad Tokyo” from A Tribe Called Quest’s final album We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service.

The origins of “Want U 2 Want” are unclear, as Kendrick and Q-Tip were spotted hitting the studio as far back as 2012. Prior to A Tribe Called Quest’s 2016 swan song, Q-Tip had reportedly been working on a solo project entitled The Last Zulu.

Q-Tip also dropped a collaboration with Demi Lovato entitled “Don't Go Breaking My Heart”—an Elton John and Kiki Dee cover—at the 1:59 mark of his mix. You can hear Q-Tip’s entire mix via Apple Music.

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2CELLOS Delivers Outstanding Covers of “Wake Me Up” & “We Found Love”

Cellist duo 2CELLOS recently took to Italy’s Arena di Verona for their fifth anniversary performance, once again wowing audiences with the expertly arranged covers of popular songs. This year, Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser decided to breach into the EDM world, playing their own versions of Avicii‘s “Wake Me Up” and Calvin Harris and Rihanna‘s “We Found Love.”

In the past, 2CELLOS have collaborated with the likes of Elton John, Red Hot Chili Peppers, George Michael and Queens of the Stone Age. With their impeccable ability and keen eye for arrangement, the result of their newest set is truly a joy to behold – and this is only a small part of it.

Witness the two’s incredible performance via the video below.

 

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