A Tribe Called Quest‘s own, Q-Tip will star in an upcoming stage production written by author and music critic Nelson George about the momentous times of jazz legend Miles Davis.

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Titled, My Funny Valentine, the production transpires during one of Davis most revered eras in 1981, a time of misfortune for the legendary trumpeter. My Funny Valentine is a part of George’s multi-media screenplay reading series, There Was A Sound, a scheme designed to uncover sketchy yet enthralling plays with the diplomatic use of sound design and video projections.


Q-Tip was sought by Nelson most fit musician to take the roll, as the ATCQ icon is known his responsibility behind the impelling, jocular sound of the hip-hop class act who are staples in the sub-genre of “jazz rap.” On Wednesday (Mar. 21), Nelson secured the talk about Tip’s involvement with My Funny Valentine by posting a flick on Instagram where Tip and the notable director are pictured holding the script.

My Funny Valentine will debut on Monday, Mar. 26 as a staged reading in New York City at Joe’s Pub with tickets marked at $20 each.