A Tribe Called Quest co founder, Q-Tip, has been on the receiving end of many requests for collabs throughout his legendary career but none as unique as the one he just got via a hand-written letter.
Recently, the iconic artist took to Instagram to post in reply to a request he received from a 12-year-old aspiring rapper by the name of Liam Elmore.
“Hi! My name is Liam Elmore. I’m 12 years old. I am a rapper + my rapper name is M.C. Fresh,” the youngster’s letter began. “You are one of my favorite rappers. I was wondering if you wanna be in one of my songs. I only have three songs out, but I’m going to release more.”
He went on to ask Q-Tip if he wanted to come over to his house to record his verse. Q-Tip responded on social media like this:
“I just received your note,” Tip wrote back. “So im writing you back. Thank you for wanting me to be in one of your songs. I remember when i was 11/12 years old how i wanted people to listen to my jams too so Ill search online to find your songs.
“How are your grades in school? Are you being a good son and taking care of mom? I hope so because you gonna need to be sharp so you can read these contracts because record company people are shady. I promise ill listen and if i like it ill be in one of your songs.”
A really classy reply from the OG himself. Hopefully MC Fresh has some bars that impress Q-Tip so he can get his feature.