Q-Tip will be stepping into the shoes of a jazz legend.
Q-Tip has put his stamp on the game; no autobiography required. The legendary emcee continues to make moves outside the realm of music, proving that the brand is widespread and business is booming. Now, the Tribe Called Quest icon has landed a new endeavor in another realm of creativity. Apparently, Q will be playing the starring role in an upcoming play about Miles Davis. The play, titled "My Funny Valentine," will take place over the course of one day in Davis' life in 1981. We're talking period piece here, so expect plenty of cultural flavor; remember this was around the time when hip-hop was slowly manifesting in New York City.
The play's author, cultural critic Nelson George has officially co-signed the rapper's involvement via Instagram. It's a good look for the Tribe legend. Many rappers have made the jump to movies, but few have dared dabble in the distinguished art of live theater. As great as it might have been to see DMX take the stage in his heydey, some wishes are better left to the imagination. As for the play itself, the official event description describes the plot as follows: "“By responding to a fan’s letter the trumpeter ignites a chain of life altering events.”
The play is set to take place on Monday March 26th at 9:30pm, at Joe's Pub. Break a leg, and so on.