Red Bull Music Academy has finished their month-long residency in New York City, but we’re still getting goodies from some of the events. Today, they’ve released a video of a conversation between Q-Tip and legendary hip-hop journalist and ego trip co-founder Chairman Mao. In the discussion, Q-Tip spoke about his career, did an impression of KRS-One, and played a bit of “Mama’s Boyfriend,” an unreleased Kanye West track that we’ve only heard via an acapella performance West did at Facebook HQ. If you fast forward to the 1:36 mark in the video, you can hear a clip of the song, which features a sample of Billy Joel’s “Movin’ Out.” Check it out below.

Kanye West’s Yeezus is out 6/18 via Def Jam.

Comments (3)
  1. Hmmm, I have some version of Mama’s Boyfriend sitting in my iTunes, though I don’t remember where I got it. Has an old school Kanye soul sampling beat.

    • It’s fake. There was an unofficial version of the song that was leaked, and Kanye was pretty pissed about it. Someone took the vocals and added their own music.

  2. Was about to make degrading comment about Q-Tip’s absent status then realized he dropped somethin in 2009.. and it got 4 1/2 stars on AllMusic???

    I wonder how much Red Bull Music Academy charges for tuition?

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