Best Rapper To Ever Live
Born Apr 10, 1970

Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, better known by his stage name Q-Tip, is an American entertainer 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 About.… Read More

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1969 Birth Born on April 10, 1969.
1970 1 Year Old Born Jonathan Davis on April 10, 1970 in Harlem, he converted to Islam in the mid-1990s, and changed his name to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed. … Read More


1997 28 Years Old …  He co-wrote and featured in Janet Jackson's song "Got 'til It's Gone" from the Velvet Rope album in 1997. … Read More
1998 29 Years Old A Tribe Called Quest disbanded in 1998, after which Q-Tip pursued a solo career. … Read More


2002 33 Years Old His 2002 follow-up, Kamaal/The Abstract, although critically acclaimed and issued a catalog number, wasn't released at that time because the label believed that it did not have commercial appeal. … Read More
2006 37 Years Old A Tribe Called Quest reunited in 2006 and played a limited number of dates. … Read More
2008 39 Years Old His latest album The Renaissance was released on November 4, 2008, through Universal Motown and was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2010 Grammys. … Read More
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