- Q-Tip (rapper)
Infobox musical artist
Name = Q-Tip
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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Jonathan Davis
Alias = Kamaal Ibn John Fareed
Born = birth date and age|1970|04|10
Harlem, New York, United States
East Coast Hip Hop
Years_active = 1988 - present
Label = Jive/BMG
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Q-Tip (born Jonathan Davis,
April 10, 1970, in Harlem, New York), is an American hip-hop emcee, singer, actor, and hip hop producer,who went to Murry Bergtraum High School in Manhattan, New York and was the leader of the critically acclaimed group A Tribe Called Quest. He converted to Islamin the mid-1990s, and changed his name to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed. [ [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,992761-2,00.html Hip-Hop's Next Wave - TIME ] ] The "Q" in Q-Tip's stage namestands for Queens, the boroughof New York Cityfrom which he hails. It is also said to be a name that represents his ability to get into one’s ears(as the Q-Tip cotton swab).He also refers to himself as the Abstract' (originally the Abstract Poetic) and Kamaal the Abstract.
Q-Tip has been a resident of
Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. [Colman, David. [http://online.wsj.com/article/SB935702927947068691.html?mod=googlewsj "Flat-Panel TVs Sure Look Cool, But They Pose Design Dilemmas"] , " The Wall Street Journal", August 27, 1999. Accessed December 27, 2007. "The rapper Q-Tip has been at the cutting edge of the music world for the past decade. So it was only natural that he'd want the latest for his Englewood Cliffs, N.J., living room: a sleek, flat-panel TV set."]
Besides performing with his popular and successful jazz-influenced hip hop group, Tip also did production work (under his production alias the Abstract or often—along with fellow Tribe member
Ali Shaheed Muhammadand the late Slum Villagemember Jay Dee—as part of the Ummah) for artists such as Nas("One Love," from " Illmatic", 1994), Mobb Deep(co-producer on "Give up the Goods (Just Step)," "Temperature's Rising," and "Drink Away the Pain," from " The Infamous", 1995) and even R&B divas Mariah Carey(" Honey," from " Butterfly", 1997) and Whitney Houston("Fine," from "Greatest Hits").
A Tribe Called Quest disbanded in 1998, after which Q-Tip pursued a solo career. His first solo singles, "
Vivrant Thing" and " Breathe & Stop," were far more pop-oriented than anything he had done in A Tribe Called Quest, as was his solo debut LP for Arista Records, "Amplified". His 2002 follow-up, " Kamaal the Abstract", although critically acclaimed and issued a catalog number, was never released because the label believed that it did not have commercial appeal.
A Tribe Called Quest reunited in 2006 and played a limited number of dates. The group was composed of its original lineup, including Tip and occasional member
Jarobi White. Early the next year, Tip signed a new solo deal with Motown/Universal Records.
As of late, Q-Tip has been very active, once again happily reunited with the full line-up of
A Tribe Called Queston the 2K7 NBA Bounce Tour, Rock the Bells Tour '08, and regaining control of his previously label-owned MySpacepage. He has announced that he is negotiating for the ownership of the masters of earlier material from his previous labels and plans to release them independently.
Q-Tip has recently stated that he will be forming a hip hop group with fellow rapper Common, called "The Standard." [ [http://www.xxlmag.com/online/?p=13364 XXLmag.com | Hip-Hop On A Higher Level | » Q-Tip and Common Form New Group, The Standard] ] His next album "The Renaissance" is scheduled for release on November 4, 2008 through Universal Motown. The song Shaka features an excerpt of one of presidential candidate Barack Obama's campaign speeches over a guitar-tinged beat.
* 1988: "Black Is Black", "The Promo" (from the
Jungle Brothers' album " Straight Out the Jungle")
* 1989: "Buddy" (from the
De La Soulalbum " 3 Feet High and Rising")
* 1990: "
Groove Is In The Heart" (from the Deee-Litealbum " World Clique")
* 1991: "Don't Curse" (featuring
Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Grand Puba, CL Smooth, Pete Rock) (from the Heavy Dalbum " Peaceful Journey")
* 1991: "La Menage" (from the
Black Sheepalbum "A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing")
* 1991: "A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"" (from the
De La Soulalbum " De La Soul Is Dead")
* 1994: "Let's Organize" (from the
Organized Konfusionalbum "")
* 1994: "Get It Together" (from
Beastie Boysalbum " Ill Communication")
* 1994: "One Love" (from the
Nasalbum " Illmatic")
* 1994: "Get Down (Q-Tip Remix)" (
Craig Mack"Get Down" single)
* 1995: "All The Way Live" (from the
Tha Alkaholiksalbum " Coast II Coast")
* 1995: "To Each His Own" (from the INI album "")
* 1995: "Drink Away The Pain (Situations)" (from the
Mobb Deepalbum " The Infamous")
* 1995: "Me and My Microphone" (from the A+ album "
The Latch-Key Child")
* 1995: "Extra Abstract Skillz" (from the
Mad Skillzalbum " From Where???")
* 1996: "Ill Vibe" (from the
Busta Rhymesalbum " The Coming")
* 1996: "Ital (Universe Side)" (from
The Roots' album " Illadelph Halflife")
* 1996: "The Remedy" (feat.
Common, from " Get On The Bus Soundtrack")
* 1996: "3 MCs" (from
Da Bush Babees' album " Gravity")
* 1997: "Stolen Moments Pt. 3" (from the Common album "
One Day It'll All Make Sense")
* 1997: "
Got 'Til It's Gone" (from the Janet Jacksonalbum " The Velvet Rope")
* 1998: "Body Rock" (featuring
Mos Defand Tash) (from the album " Lyricist Lounge, Volume One")
* 1998: "You" (
Lucy Pearland Q-Tip)
* 1999: "Listen" (from the
Heavy Dalbum "Heavy")
* 1999: "Get Involved" (feat.
Raphael Saadiq, from "The PJ's Soundtrack")
* 1999: "Showdown" (from the Black Moon album "War Zone")
* 1999: "
Hot BoyzRemix" (from the Missy Elliotalbum Da Real World)
* 2000: "Hold Tight" (from the
Slum Villagealbum " Fantastic, Vol. 2")
* 2001: "Girls, Girls, Girls" (from the
Jay-Zalbum " The Blueprint")
* 2000: "Makin' It Blend" (from
Lyricist Lounge 2)
* 2002: "In the Sun" (from the
Large Professoralbum " 1st Class")
* 2003: "Poetry" (from
The RH Factoralbum " Hardgroove")
* 2003: "1,2 To The Bass" (from
Stanley Clarke's album " 1,2 To The Bass")
* 2004: "The Outsiders" (from R.E.M.'s album "
Around the Sun")
* 2005: "Galvanize" (from the
The Chemical Brothersalbum "Push the Button")
* 2005: "We can make it better" (bonus track on the
Kanye Westalbum Late Registration)
* 2006: "
Why You Wanna" ( T.I.featuring Q-Tip)( Mick BoogieRemix)(From the T.I. album KING)
* 2006: "
Like That" (from the Black Eyed Peasalbum "Monkey Business")
* 2006: "The Frog" (from the
Sergio Mendesalbum "Timeless")
* 2006: "
Enuff" (featuring Lateef the Truth Speaker, from the DJ Shadowalbum "The Outsider")
* 2006: "Get You Some", "You Can't Hold A Torch" (from the
Busta Rhymesalbum "The Big Bang")
* 2006: "Keep It Moving" (from the
* 2006: "Love You Can't Borrow" (from the M-1 album "Confidential")
* 2007: "Just A Lil Dude" (from
RZA’s soundtrack to "")
* 2007: "Stop, Look, Listen" (from the
Statik Selektahalbum "Spell My Name Right: The Album")
* 2007: "Lightworks" (featuring
Talib Kweli) (from the Busta Rhymesand J Dillamixtape "Dillagence")
* 2007: "Too Blessed" (from the
Kevin Michaelalbum "Kevin Michael")
* 2008: "Sandcastle Disco" (from the
Solange Knowlesalbum " Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams")
* 2008: "Paris, Tokyo (Remix)" (from the album
Lupe Fiasco's The Coolby Lupe Fiascoft Pharrell, Sarah Green)
* 1993: "
* 2000: "
* 2001: "
* 2002: "Brown Sugar"
* 2004: "
She Hate Me"
* [http://www.q-tip.com Q-Tip] -- official site.
* [http://www.discogs.com/artist/Q-Tip Q-Tip] discography at
* [http://www.myspace.com/qtip Q-Tip] at
* [http://www.twitter.com/QtipMusic Q-Tip] at
* [http://heywiregallery.com/profile/theabstract Q-Tip] at
Heywire Guild & Gallery.
* [http://www.villagevoice.com/blogs/statusainthood/archives/2007/08/status_aint_hoo_30.php Village Voice interview] .
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