Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has been cautious about his poll lead, warning supporters not to presume anything. But one Barack believer is already planning the victory party. "I am doing a party in New York at a place called Santos where I usually spin at on Fridays, but I'm making it Tuesday," Q-Tip tells the Boombox. "So we're gonna have a huge screen, we're gonna watch Obama win, Apple is bringing in some computers, we're gonna be talking to people around the world from there, celebrating Obama's victory."

The possible victory though isn't the only cause for partying, as Q-Tip is also releasing 'The Renaissance,' his first album of new material to make it to fans (two other albums never saw the light of day) in nine years. Between the two, it's a big day for Tip. But ironically, while he samples Obama on the track 'Shaka,' it wasn't intentional to release the album on Election Day. "Well, it wasn't deliberate. I didn't pick this day; the label, I guess, they picked it," he says. "I didn't even realize it was Election Day until later on."

But he does appreciate the symmetry between the two events. And besides Tip's artistic rebirth on the new album and America's entering a new era, he sees definite similarities between himself and the possible Commander in Chief.

"A lot of the themes that I've been talking about on the record kind of speak to his ideology, which is where I think we have a lot of commonalities," he says. "We speak about the inclusiveness of all people, opportunity for everybody, feeling disenfranchised, feeling that you don't know who you are, and having to look deep within and soul search to gain your identity and not necessarily find it through others. I think that those are some of the things that are believable and why I feel so empathetic to him."

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