All I can say about Q’s new joint is that if you haven’t copped it, what the hell are you waiting for?
I popped this CD in one day while stuck in Los Angeles traffic and I was pleasantly surprised. I mean, not only the collection of artists featured, but the new twist on old classics is alright with me. And if you’re rolling like me with a lil somethin’ somethin’ in the trunk, that just makes it sound that much better.
My favs on this album include: Strawberry Letter ft. Akon, PYT feat T-Pain and Robin Thicke, Give Me The Night feat Jamie Foxx, and Hikky-Burr feat Three 6 Mafia and David Banner.
H/t Giant Step
About the Album
Released: Nov 9, 2010
Released By Qwest / Interscope Records
Some of today’s biggest recording artists and producers have joined together to celebrate the music of multi-Grammy winning producer, composer and arranger Quincy Jones by recording contemporary versions of popular recordings from his massive catalog for a new album from Interscope Records entitled Q: Soul Bossa Nostra. A family celebration, Q: Soul Bossa Nostra will be released November 9th, 2010.
Renowned for blending musical genres as he did with his 1989 multi-Grammy winning Album of the Year Back on the Block and 1995’s platinum Q’s Jook Joint, Q: Soul Bossa Nostra will feature an assortment of artists and producers from the Pop, R&B and Hip-Hop worlds such as Usher, Ludacris, Akon, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige, T-Pain, Robin Thicke, LL Cool J, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Wyclef Jean, Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Three 6 Mafia, David Banner, Bebe Winans, Mervyn Warren, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Paul, and Scott Storch, among others who wanted to pay tribute to these works by Jones.
Jones, who serves as Executive Producer for the album commented, Q: Soul Bossa Nostra features some of my favorite artists and producers on the scene today from the Pop, R&B and Hip-Hop worlds performing selections from my catalog that people really loved when they were originally recorded. Each artist picked a song that really resonated with them for different reasons – some of them having a connection because they remembered their parents playing the track when they were growing up. I am honored that everyone wanted to be a part of this celebration of these songs. They all made them their own, and knocked them out of the park.”