After listening to “The Renaissance”, fans can see why Q-Tip learned how to build mics in his workshop class. We haven’t heard anything since 1999’s “Amplified”, but The Abstract still makes phenomenal music.
“You” is a descriptive love story where Q-Tip rhymes about a relationship with an insecure and controlling woman who accuses him of cheating but, in fact cheats on The Abstract. He’s willing to mend the relationship if she corrects her behavior. His intense love and affection for this mysterious woman saturates the melancholy track. The instrumentation is impressive and complements Tip’s sincerity.