Q-Tip, from A Tribe Called Quest, has reportedly enlisted presidential hopeful Barack Obama for his upcoming solo album, The Renaissance. Barack Obama is the leading U.S. presidential candidate for the Democratic party.
“I’ve got Norah Jones on there, but Barack is the big one,” Tip told the New York Post’s Page 6. “You’ll see what happens, I can’t reveal too much.”
Along with Obama, who will be prominently featured on one song, Spike Lee will also make a political guest appearance on the album, set to drop this June.
The Renaissance will be Q-Tip’s first solo CD since 1999’s Amplified. The artist’s sophomore album, Kamaal The Abstract, was shelved after Q-Tip’s label, Arista, considered the album too experimental. The album was supposed to come out in 2002.