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Q-Tip

The longtime MC with pioneering alternative hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest, rapper Q-Tip was born Jonathan Davis in New York City on November 20, 1970. While a student at the Murray Bergtraum High School for Business Careers, he co-founded A Tribe Called Quest in 1988 with fellow students Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Phife (Malik Taylor). The following year, Q-Tip guested on De La Soul's "Buddy," with the two groups forever linked through their association with the Native Tongues collective.

Tribe's debut single, "Description of a Fool," appeared in the summer of 1989, and after signing to Jive Records, the trio issued its debut LP, People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, a year later. With its fiercely intelligent, socially progressive lyrics and brilliant fusion of rap and jazz, the group emerged as one of the most popular and influential in all of hip-hop, producing such classic LPs as 1991's The Low End Theory and 1993's Midnight Marauders before disbanding in 1998.

Q-Tip then mounted a solo career with the 1999 release of Amplified. Although it was successful, he was in label limbo for many years afterward, continuing to record but rarely able to release any of his output. (One album, Kamaal the Abstract, was ready to roll into stores in 2002 when it was halted; it was finally released by Jive in 2009.) His sophomore set finally appeared in late 2008 and earned its title, The Renaissance. Occasionally overlooked is his production and collaborative work. His major accomplishments outside Tribe and his solo output include contributions to Nas' "One Love," Mobb Deep's "Temperature's Rising," Janet Jackson's "Got 'Til It's Gone," Jay-Z's "Girls, Girls, Girls," Hiatus Kaiyote's Grammy-nominated "Nakamarra," and D'Angelo's "Ain't That Easy." He prepared another solo album, The Last Zulu, for release in 2016, and also hosted a radio show for Apple Music's Beats 1. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Kamaal The Abstract

1. Feelin'

2. Do You Dig U?

3. Million Times

4. Blue Girl

5. Barely In Love

6. Heels

7. Abstractionisms

8. Caring

9. Even If It Is So

10. Make It Work

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Track List: The Renaissance

1. Johnny Is Dead

2. Won't Trade

3. Gettin' Up

4. Official

5. You

8. Move

9. Dance On Glass

12. Shaka

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Track List: Amplified

1. Wait Up

2. Higher

3. Breathe And Stop

4. Moving With U

5. Let's Ride

6. Things U Do

7. All In

8. Go Hard

9. Do It

10. Vivrant Thing

11. N.T.

12. End Of Time

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Don't read this you will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life tomorrow will be the best day of your life now that you have read this don't stop if you ignore it you will have bad luck post this on 15 other songs in 143 minutes when you are done press the space bar button and your crushes name will appear in big letters on your screen
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Timeless heat by Q-Tip no other words need to be said other than Vivrant thing!
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Don't read this you will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life tomorrow will be the best day of your life now that you have read this don't stop if you ignore it you will have bad luck post this on 15 other songs in 143 minutes when you are done press the space bar button and your crushes name will appear in big letters on your screen
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rj_renault
RIP Phife Dawg - an ALL-TIME GREAT.
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Positive hip hop
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altetly
A Legend with only 3,000 likes. How?
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Woo ths bro spittin dat sensual tall pls y'all bring some real sh$$ how in da world do (some of these current dudes) gt a deal
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flykid1987
Damn it this song is almost ten year's old wtf lol
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Qtip. Top ten lyricist all time.
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Funky something to to rock to Smooth Q tip the s*** Eugene Guss Cali forever
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Dopeness!
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Q tip is a dope MC
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Dope
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Pure uncut dope hip hop at its fynest, long live the tribe
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All I have to say about Q-Tip...... BEAST!!!
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Classic classic
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I need to find a copy of Amplified somewhere; album's the s**t.
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This guy is timeless.... .
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i hear dah sample in dah background mic check mic check avoid wreckless driving str8 arrow slow it down chop & screw it like houston, tx.
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It never gets old such a classic!!
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Q Tip was one the dopest MC's around with that Old School flow...Tribe Called Quest of the hottest Hip Hop Group ever!
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Q-tip is the Dopest
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I hope that Tribe called quest will come back because rap has certainly taken a downward spiral over the years. The lyrics of what we hear today that is supposed to be rap music is filtered with degrading lyrics about women and a wicked lifestyle. Please come back Tribe, please.
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cwmaintain
What a club banger
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Q-Tip and Tribe Called Quest brought a sense of uniqueness to the rap world. Long live the 80s and 90s rap!
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This song was the Ish....
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Breath & Stop...Q-tip . . . m u c h love
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Love...love Q-Tip!!!
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rocks!
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Tribe called quest
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Q tip is the best producer/rap p e r
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HES NOT A SCORPIO HES AN ARIES APRIL 10 1970 NOT NOV 20 YEARS CORRECT BIRTHDAY WRONG! THOUGH GREATNESS IS GREAT NESS NO MATTA THE ZODIAC THEY GIVE U IN CORRECT MATH ON HERE. HES 3 DAYS BEFORE ME.
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Tribe Called Quest is the Best ...
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Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
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90's Hip-Hop is the Best!!! Without Q-uest-ion!
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pruntytrinit y
Awesome!
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The dopest of the dopest dope.
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Love Q for years!!!
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I mean April
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Q tip was born in March.
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Really wish there were more groups like a tribe called quest. they definitely contributed to a style that will forever remain unique. they truly are my FAVORITE rap group.
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My all time favorite Hip Hop group, it get no better than ATCQ. Love the entire native tongue movement
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kept it real
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ademabdella
The flow is simply DOPE!
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Before there was the Love Below, there was Kamaal the Abstract. Before it's time it was
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I just bought the album on iTunes! :)
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This whole LP is therapy. LOVE.LOVE.
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true music, true classic, simple, and brilliant
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grant3902
i would really relish one more ATCQ album, its my make-a-wish!
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Classic...
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