Q- Tip, Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, as he is popularly known is one of the renowned rappers in the modern era. He began his career as a lead singer of a tribe called Quest that he formed along with high school friends.
Also an actor and a DJ, Q-Tip is popular for his hit, The Renaissance Song. Being a popular hip hop star, he has garnered several followers on social media all of whom are interested in his personal affairs.
Well, we have prepared this article to end your search on Kamaal’s family, marital status, kids, career, and many other info. Read on to find out.
Q-Tip Bio: Age, Early Life, Family Details
You may have known that Q-Tip was born in Jamaica as some articles put it, but Kamaal’s real birthplace is Harlem, New York City, New York. He was born on April 10, 1970 and was named Jonathan William Davis. However, he changed his name to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed after converting to Islam in the mid ’90s.
He was raised in Newyork along with his elder sister by the name Guen and did his schooling in New York. However, he has resided in some other places including Englewood Cliffs in New Jersey and near Edgewater.
Q-Tip Marriage Details With Wife And Kids
Kamaal Ibn John Fareed is married to Michele Daves. The couples tied the knot in 1990. However, a lot of information about this family has been kept secret. After over 21 years of marriage, we can only assume they are happily married with kids.
The number and the name of the kids that Q-Tip father has not been revealed. We will update you as soon as the information is out. Besides, the rapper’s love relationships before he met Michele remain anonymous.
Q-Tip Body Measurements
Q-Tip is well built with a 1.84 m height and 84 KG weight. Information on his other body measurements such as waist circumference is not yet revealed and will be updated as soon as they are out.
Q-Tip Career Details
Q-Tip owes his career inspiration to a cousin who managed to appear on Beats, Rhymes, and Life. Probably he dreamt to be like him in his future life and that time sure came.
He started his career when together with his friends Jarobi White, Phife Dawg, and Ali Shaheed created a hip hop group named ‘A Tribe Called Quest,’ in the year 1985. Within a little time in the same year, the band shot to fame. They managed to produce 5 studio albums before splitting up in 1998.
As a primary producer and writer for the group, the break up was an opportunity to create a reputation for himself in the music industry as a solo singer. He started with a stage name MC Love Child which got changed by the Afrika Baby Ban to Q-Tip; ‘Q’ to represent Queen.
His first tracks were Vivrant Thing and Breathe and Stop. Even with only these two-hits, he emerged more popular than he was in the group.
By the time the group shortly reunited in 2006, Q-Tip was already a figure in the music industry. They managed to perform in various shows as a group once again before the sudden death of Phife Dawg in 2016.
His 2008 release, The Renaissance, made him be nominated to the Granny award for the first time. Since then, he has been nominated for four Grammy Awards and has won one.
Along the way, he collaborated with talented singers like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Whitney Houston, NaS, Maria Carey among others. Besides, he continued his career as a DJ, mostly at Santos Party House, and has received an award for being an excellent DJ.
Other awards he has received include the 2006 Best Dance Recording Award in ‘Galvanize’ with The Chemical Brothers, and MTV Video Music Awards in the category Best Hip-Hop Video. Right now, he is ranked 29th most popular Muslim celebrity according to CBS News
Q-Tip Net Worth
As you can see, Q-Tip has different sources of income within the music industry. However, his wealth is mostly generated by his career in hip hop.
As of January 2021, the rapper was worth $10 million. He is an accomplished musician who has been able to perform in various concerts and this has massively boosted his current worth. On the other hand, his career as a DJ has also been successful and has earned him excellent pay.