Slum Village ft. Q-Tip, “Hold Tight Lost Remix”

Andre G

From the Spring cleaning applies to rap files, Slum Village has recently unearthed a “lost” remix of their “Hold Tight” track with Q-Tip. Tip and A Tribe Called Quest, who recently released their final video, were the standard-bearers for the jazzy, smooth sound that Slum Village followed. It’s only natural that the two acts linked up on Slum Village’s canonic Fantastic, Vol. 2.

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Today, the track was treated to a modern re-imagining. Tip presciently rhymes “this is the last time you hear me” in a retroactively potent verse over thumping drums and a groovy bassline. The “Hold Tight remix” relies on a similar minimalist soundscape to the original, but there are some fresh brandishings apparent on the track.

The song is from their upcoming Lost Scrolls Vol. 2 project, which they have phrased as “additional relics.” The group was wise to not just re-release alternate versions of their tracks, but to do what they can to retouch them and make them sound fresh for 2018. You can purchase “Hold Tight” from iTunes here.

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