those of you that know me well (or those that have been reading the blog a while) know that my musical taste is all over the place. i have a soft spot in my heart for all types of music and many times it is because i connect music to memories. and boy do i love me some good hip-hop. not all of it mind you, and usually not the top 40 stuff (although the top 40 stuff is good for a dance party. by yourself. in your car. not that i ever do that.) my method involves hearing something i like, doing a little research, and becoming a devout fan for life. once i am a fan, i am a fan forever.
enter a tribe called quest. namely q-tip (a member of a tribe called quest, for you non-fans). yes, his name is q-tip (i just had a flashback to high school when i was listening to a lot of the smashing pumpkins and the expressions/eye rolls from my parents when they learned the name of the band. smashing pumpkins?!?!?! what the hell kind of name is that? i agree now, mom and dad.)
i love his voice, i love his lyrics, i love the memories i have attached to his music. chris and i were lucky enough to hear him live (solo) a couple of years ago. and although momma drank a little too much at the concert, it was hands down my favorite. show. ever.
needless to say, my heart skipped a beat or two when chris told me about this.
p.s. and to make it even cuter, michael rappaport directed the documentary. remember him as pheobe's gun-loving cop boyfriend on friends? or from the movie, beautiful girls? by the way, if you haven't seen that movie, you should. it's fantastic.