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Q-Tip

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

Born: 10 April 1970, NYC, USA. In the mid-1990s he converted to Islam and changed his name from Jonathan Davis to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed. Described by fellow Quest member, Jarobi as the "Leader" on A Tribe Called Quest's debut album, Q-Tip is now considered as one of the leaders in the rap game. He helped pioneer a positive hip-hop movement as part of the native tongues and has made it his duty to help and provide direction for some of the most talented artists over the years, such as Busta Rhymes, Consequence, Nas, Mobb Deep, The UN (2). Q-Tip has three unreleased albums, two with Dreamworks Records and one "Abstractions" with Arista. He has released two solo albums to date. In 2006 Q-Tip rejoined fellow members of A Tribe Called Quest and went on a sellout tour of the USA, Mexico and Canada.

        
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • Bass
  • Keyboards
Genres
  • Hip-Hop/Rap
  • R&B/Soul
  • Electronic
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got) on Music From Baz Luhrmann's Film The Great Gatsby by Various Artists
Get Involved on The PJs by Various Artists
Let's Ride on Amplified by Q-Tip
Nakamarra (feat. Q-Tip) on Tawk Tomahawk by Hiatus Kaiyote
Won't Trade on The Renaissance by Q-Tip
Vivrant Thing on Violator: The Album by Various Artists
Breathe And Stop on Amplified by Q-Tip
Gettin Up on The Renaissance by Q-Tip
More Life (feat. Q Tip) on Just Until.... by Cordae
WeFight/WeLove on The Renaissance by Q-Tip

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Discography


Title Artist Year Type
MeltdownStromae Featuring Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip & Haim2014Album
Vivrant ThingQ-Tip & Eddie Kendricks2014Single
Thank YouBusta Rhymes Feat. Q-Tip, Kanye West & Lil Wayne2013Single
A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)Fergie + Q-Tip + Goonrock2013Album
The Abstract And The DragonBusta Rhymes And Q-Tip2013Album
Lynwood RoseLynwood Rose, D'Angelo, Q-Tip, Raphael Saadiq2010Album
The [Abstract] Best Vol 1DJ J-Period / Q-Tip2009Album
The [Abstract] Best Native Tongue Exclusives V.1DJ J-Period + Q-Tip2009Album
Music From The Soul EPQ-Tip2009Album
Gettin' UpQ-Tip2008Single
Abstract InnovationsQ-Tip2008Album
Criminal Minded '08 / The Light '08 / Midnight '08KRS-One / Common / Q-Tip2008Album
MoveQ-Tip2008Single
FeverQ-Tip2008Album
The RenaissanceQ-Tip2008Album
Ill VibeQ-Tip2008Album
Unreleased Joint Vol. 1Q-Tip2008Album
Unreleased Joint Vol. 2Q-Tip2008Album
Work It OutQ-Tip2007Album
EnuffDJ Shadow Feat. Q-Tip & Lateef The Truth Speaker2006Single
In The Ghetto / Get You SomeBusta Rhymes Featuring Rick James / Q-Tip / Marsha Ambrosius2006Album
Live At The RenaissanceQ-Tip2006Album
Breathe & Stop (Re-Brok) / Ms. Fat Booty (Re-Brok)Q-Tip / Mos Def2006Album
Reworked & Re-editedQ-Tip2006Album
Original / Gold DiggerQ-Tip / Kanye West2005Album
For The NastyQ-Tip Featuring Busta Rhymes2005Single
For The NastyQ-Tip Featuring Busta Rhymes2005Album
For The NastyQ-Tip Featuring Busta Rhymes2005Album
For The Nasty / PleaseQ-Tip / Toni Braxton2005Single
Even If Its So / Run To The SunQ-Tip / N*E*R*D2004Album
1, 2, To The BassStanley Clarke Featuring Q-Tip2003Album
Tight (Remix)Slum Village / Q-Tip / Jamelia2003Single
One More Thing / OriginalAmerie / Q-Tip2003Album
The Rare Collabo EPQ-Tip2002Album
The Abstract ("A" List DJ Promo)Q-Tip2002Album
What Lies BeneathQ-Tip2002Album
Kamaal The AbstractQ-Tip2001Album
Kamaal The AbstractQ-Tip2001Album
Breathe & StopQ-Tip2000Single
He Wasn't Man Enough / Let's RideToni Braxton / Q-Tip2000Album
Dancin' / Breathe & StopGuy / Q-Tip2000Album
YouLucy Pearl Featuring Snoop Dogg & Q-Tip2000Single
Let's RideQ-Tip2000Single
Things U DoQ-Tip2000Album
VitalQ-Tip1999Album
Vivrant ThingViolator Feat. Q-Tip1999Single
AmplifiedQ-Tip1999Album
Get InvolvedRaphael Saadiq & Q-Tip1999Single
The Lyricist Lounge Vol.1 Presents: Body RockMos Def Featuring Q-Tip & Tash1998Album
Got 'Til It's GoneJanet Jackson Featuring Q-Tip And Joni Mitchell1997Single
Breathe and stop/Life's what you make itSouth Central Systems, Q-Tip, Talk Talk, T-ConnectionAlbum
The StandardCommon + Q-TipCompil.
Q-Tip's MamboQ-TipAlbum
Breathe & Stop / Down BottomQ-TipAlbum
N.TQ-Tip, Busta RhymesAlbum
MeQ-TipCompil.
UntitledA Tribe Called Quest / Q-TipCompil.
Kamaal The Abstract E.P.Q-TipAlbum
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