With his new album The Last Zulu out later this year, and a 25th anniversary reissue of A Tribe Called Quest's LP The Low End Theory on the way, American rapper Q-Tip had a chat with BBC Radio 1 for a new documentary which aired last night.

Titled The Story of Q-Tip, the documentary finds the rapper opening up about his origins, career, and plans for the future, as well as his first exposure to hip-hop culture: "[it] came when my sister took me to a block party where DJs were doing breaks back and forth," he says. "That had a really profound effect on me....not that I knew at that age that this is what I wanted to do, but I knew that this was something instrumental to life itself." Nas, Pharrell, and Pharcyde were also interviewed for this unique documentary.

Besides talking about his new album (which he calls "the evil twin of Tribe", citing Miles Davis, Pink Floyd and Beach Boys as major influences), Q-Tip also discussed his forthcoming TV show about the Native Tongues that he's working on with Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, as well as key-points of his childhood like the New York City blackout of 1977.

You can listen to the interview here.

Source: Pitchfork