Vivrant Thing

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"Vivrant Thing"
Single by Q-Tip
from the album Amplified
Released August 4, 1999
Format CD single
Recorded 1999
Genre Hip hop
Length 3:11
Label Arista
Producer(s) Jay Dee and Q-Tip
Q-Tip singles chronology
"Vivrant Thing"
"Hot Boyz"

"Vivrant Thing" is the first single released by Q-Tip on his debut solo album Amplified. The song is also featured in A Tribe Called Quest's 1999 compilation The Anthology. It was produced by Q-Tip himself,[1] although Jay Dee was also in the credits (they were a production duo).

The single was a success, charting the Billboard Hot 100 at #26, making it Q-Tip's highest rated single to date. The beat contains a sample of "I Wanna Stay" by the Love Unlimited Orchestra. The remix features stanzas by rappers Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes.

The song was used as the opening scene on the television series, The Game, in the episode, "The List Episode", on March 30, 2008. The beat was frequently used in the animated series MTV Downtown.

Music Video[edit]

The music video was directed by Hype Williams.


  1. ^ Exclusive: Q-Tip Interview Retrieved on 2010-05-26.

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