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Kamaal Fareed

voc, *1970 US
Singer / Producer of Hip-Hop/Rap
A.k.a. Kamaal Ibn John Fareed née Jonathan Davis @QtipTheAbstract 1/3 Of The Umma Jonathan Davis (2) Lone Ranger (3) Q-Tip The Abstract

Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (born April 10, 1970), better known by his stage name Q-Tip, is an American hip hop artist, producer, singer, and actor from Queens, New York City, part of the critically acclaimed group A Tribe Called Quest. Q-Tip was born Jonathan Davis on April 10, 1970 in Queens, New York. His father was from Montserrat, a British territory in the eastern Caribbean. His mother is an African-American woman from Alabama. He attended Murry Bergtraum High School in Manhattan, New York. He converted to Islam in the mid-1990s, and changed his name to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed. The Q in Q-Tip's stage name stands for Queens, the borough of New York City from which he hails. In an interview with Martha Stewart he revealed that he got his nickname Q-tip during his childhood because he was skinny and had big hair. Q-Tip is a resident of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. He is the cousin of both Consequence and Dres from the hip hop group Black Sheep.

        
Genres
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • Electronic
  • R&B/Soul

Band Members
Discography
Title Artist Year Type
The Abstract (Album Sampler)Kamaal Fareed2001Album
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