Q-Tip plans on celebrating Independence Day with a bang this year by offering "WorkItOut," the first single from his new album, as a free download. The cut is available beginning today (July 3) from h

Q-Tip plans on celebrating Independence Day with a bang this year by offering "WorkItOut," the first single from his new album, as a free download. The cut is available beginning today (July 3) from Q-Tip's MySpace.com site. Its accompanying album, "The Renaissance," is due in the fall via Motown.

"The Renaissance" features a live band and, with the exception of Common, Outkast's Andre 3000 and D'Angelo thus far, minimal collaborations. "Sometimes guests don't really warrant an appearance," Q-Tip previously told Billboard.com about the record.

Q-Tip says in a statement that "WorkItOut" is emblematic of the new album's sound: "thought-provoking, dance-friendly, fun and last but not least, hip-hop."

In related news, look for the artist guesting on the track "Kids With Words" on the new Wu-Tang Clan album, "The 8 Diagrams," due in the fall via SRC Records.

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