Born 10 April 1970.
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The Story of Q-Tip (Re-cut)

A special re-cut interview with hip-hop legend Q-Tip.

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Kamaal Ibn John Fareed (born Jonathan Davis on April 10, 1970), better known by his stage name Q-Tip, is an American rapper and record producer from St. Albans, Queens, New York, part of the critically acclaimed group A Tribe Called Quest. John Bush of AllMusic called him "the best rapper/producer in hip-hop history," while editors of placed him on their list of the Top 50 Hip-Hop Producers, as well as placing him on their list of the Top 50 MCs of Our Time (1987–2007). In 2012, The Source ranked him #20 on their list of the Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Kamaal the Abstract

    Kamaal the Abstract 2009

    Reviewed by Stevie Chick
    Q-Tip’s previously-shelved, finally-released second album proves an undiscovered gem.
  2. Review of The Renaissance

    The Renaissance 2008

    Reviewed by Sophie Bruce
    If this is the renaissance – Q-Tip has found himself.
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