Consequence Recruits Kanye West, Q-Tip for ‘Cons TV’
Dexter Mills was first introduced to the hip-hop stage in the summer of ’93 when his older cousin Q-Tip decided to put him on the remix to A Tribe Called Quest‘s ‘The Chase, Pt. II.’ The then sixteen-year-old rapper from Queens was just getting his feet wet as his alter ego, Consequence.
“It’s always great to be on stage with Tribe, there’s just a special kind of energy between us. When we did ‘Beats, Rhymes, and Life’ in ’96, I had already been running with them since ’94. The nostalgia will just never die with Tribe’s music,” Cons tells TheBoomBox.com about reuniting with the group last month in Brooklyn.
With a new mixtape warming up the streets, and slew of viral video circulating through the Net, Consequence has nothing but spreading his music on his agenda. “I’ve been working on the album which is slated for the summer, ‘Cons TV.’ But at the same time I was just giving so many records to radio that I had to put the mixtape out,” says Consequence from the ICED Media offices in downtown Manhattan. Admittedly, Cons says he isn’t concerned with any monetary gain from this mixtape which contains all original material and guest appearance from Maino, Asher Roth, Diddy, The Lox, and more, “I don’t even want your money, I just want your ears,” Cons added.
Currently, the Native Tongues alumni has several remixes to his Kanye West produced banger ‘Whatever U Want’ rackingup spins across radio stations nationwide. Including the Bad Boy remix featuring Puffy and The L.O.X. which stands as a testament to the record’s overall vibe. It’s clear that this time around, Consequence is simply trying to make GOOD Music that’ll move you, “‘Cons TV’ is just about making the best records with the best producers. I mean, Kanye and Q-Tip executive produced this whole album.”