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4/10/1970, Queens, New York, USA

Birth Name

Jonathan Davis



Also Known As

Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, Tip, The Abstract, The Abstract Poetic
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Born as Jonathan Davis in Queens New York, now known as Kamal Ibn John Fareed, which is his Islamic name, is also known by his rap name Q-Tip. He was a member and founder of the Hip-Hop group "A Tribe Called Quest". He has broadened his entertainment career…more


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  • Trivia

    • In 2002 Tip recorded a second solo album entitled "Kamaal the Abstract", however it was never released.

    • He has pursued an acting career, appearing in films such as "Prison Song", "Poetic Justice", and "She Hate Me", as well on television as a guest on "Chappelle's Show".

    • Q-Tip's singles and appearances include; "Got 'til It's Gone" (Janet Jackson featuring Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell), "Get Involved" featuring Raphael Saadiq, "Breathe and Stop", "Vivrant Thing", "Let's Ride", "Galvanize" (The Chemical Brothers featuring Q-Tip), "For The Nasty" featuring Busta Rhymes, "Like That" (Black Eyed Peas featuring Q-Tip, Talib Kweli, Cee-Lo,

    • Tip has released 4 solo albums; "Amplified" (1999), "Kamaal the Abstract" (2002), "Open" (2005) and "Live at the Renaissance" (2006).

    • Tip makes an appearance on Busta Rhymes latest album "The Big Bang" on two songs; "Get You Some" and "You Can't Hold A Torch".

    • Tip is featured in the the Black-Eyed Peas song "Like That."

    • In 2004 Tip signed a new solo deal with Motown Records.

    • As of 2006 he resides in Englewood Cliffs, a suburb in northern New Jersey.

    • Tip appeared in the movies "Poetic Justice" (1993), "Disappearing Acts" (2000), "Prison Song" (2001), and "She Hate Me" (2004).

    • His first solo singles were "Vivrant Thing" and "Breathe and Stop."

    • He has made guest appearances on songs by Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott, The Roots, Busta Rhymes, Mobb Deep, Mos Def, De La Soul, Raphael Saadiq, Deee-Lite, the Beastie Boys and T.I.

    • Tip produced for artists such as Nas "One Love" (1994), Mobb Deep "Give Up the Goods" (1995) and even super divas such as Mariah Carey "Honey", "Butterfly" (1997), and Whitney Houston "Fine".

    • Q-Tip is the former leader of the hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest.

    • The "Q" in Q-Tip's stage name stands for Queens, the borough he hails from.

    • He converted to Islam in the mid-1990s.

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