Amplified is the debut solo album of American hip hop artist Q-Tip, released November 30, 1999, on Arista Records. Production was primarily handled by Q-Tip and J Dilla, who had previously produced for A Tribe Called Quest. Q-Tip's lyrics throughout the album feature boasts, playful seduction raps, and abstract lyricism. The album debuted at on the . Billboard 200 chart, selling over 90,000 copies in its first week. On January 5, 2000, it was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, for shipments of 500,000 copies in the United States
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Although Q-Tip was involved in the album's production, he considered the album a "showcase" for Jay Dee, who produced both of the singles, "1nce Again" and "Stressed Out", along with three other songs. Q-Tip also added his younger cousin Consequence as a guest rapper on six songs. Much of the album's lyrical themes were inspired by Q-Tip's recent conversion to Islam, however, his relationship with Phife Dawg became strained, negatively affecting their lyrical chemistry .
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For example, Q-Tip, although still flows over a beat like a professional, raps about stuff that would apply the regular women in a club. Q-Tip has an addiction to movements, whether it’s a women’s butt, the rattling of another MC’s mic being taken away, or the movement from his former philosophical and thinking self to this new ridiculous self. Occasionally, it’s also noticed that Q-Tip cusses a lot more on this record, possibly in an attempt to gain himself a new audience and separate himself from Tribe.
Biography by Neil Z. Yeung. His virtuoso rapping and production skills led a jazz-based hip-hop revolution during the '90s, as head of A Tribe Called Quest. See Full Discography.
Recorded after the dissolution of Q-Tip's former group, A Tribe Called Quest, the album was produced primarily by Q-Tip and Jay Dee, who had previously collaborated for production on A Tribe Called Quest's two last albums. com/Amplified (Q-Tip album).
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|3||Breathe And Stop||4:03|
|4||Moving With U||3:22|
|6||Things U Do||4:06|
Vocals – Meda Leacock
Producer – DJ ScratchVocals – Jessica Rivera
Featuring – Busta RhymesProducer – DJ Scratch
|12.1||End Of Time
Vocals – Korn
|12.2||Do It, Be It, See It||4:35|
- Producer – Jay Dee (tracks: 1 to 8, 10, 12), Q-Tip (tracks: 1 to 8, 10, 12)
NotesTrack 12.2: 'Do It, Be It, See It' starts at 3:58 min. Total duration of track 12 is 8:33 min.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (CRC (Columbia Record Club)): 333435070000
|07822-14619-1||Q-Tip||Amplified (2xLP, Album)||Arista||07822-14619-1||US||1999|
|ARLP-4622||Q-Tip||Amplified (Clean Version) (2xLP, Album, Promo)||Arista||ARLP-4622||US||1999|
|07822-14619-2||Q-Tip||Amplified (CD, Album)||Arista||07822-14619-2||US||1999|
|none||Q-Tip||Amplified (CDr, Album, Promo)||Not On Label||none||US||1999|
|07822-14622-2||Q-Tip||Amplified (CD, Album)||Arista||07822-14622-2||Europe||1999|