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After the breakup of Tribe in 1998, Q-Tip pursued a solo career.His first solo singles, "Vivrant Thing" and "Breathe and Stop", were far more pop-oriented than anything he had done in A Tribe Called Quest, as was his solo debut LP for Arista Records, Amplified, released in 1999.John Bush of All Music called him "the best rapper/producer in hip-hop history," and his mother is an African American from Alabama. He is the cousin of Consequence, who was featured heavily on Beats, Rhymes and Life.
Following his work on Kamaal/The Abstract, Q-Tip featured on R. M.'s 2004 album Around the Sun, with a rap on "The Outsiders".In 2016, shortly before the death of Phife Dawg, A Tribe Called Quest recorded their sixth album, releasing it in November of the same year.Outside of A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip rapped on the highly successful 1990 track "Groove Is in the Heart" by Deee-Lite, the 1994 Beastie Boys track "Get It Together", the 1995 Mad Skillz track "Extra Abstract Skillz", the 2000 Slum Village track "Hold Tight", and the 2005 The Chemical Brothers track "Galvanize".Q-Tip co-produced jazz guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel's 2003 release Heartcore.He has been involved with producing for Phife Dawg, Beyoncé, Mary J.He has also said that the Q in Q-Tip stands for Queens and he is often referred to as Tip. In 1985, Q-Tip, together with friends Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and Jarobi White, founded the critically acclaimed hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest.In 1999 a Southern rapper known as TIP signed to Arista Records, but shortened his name to T. The band signed to Jive Records and released five studio albums during its initial run, splitting up in 1998.The following year, he began seeking musicians for a live band, taking drum lessons from Omar Hakim, studying bel canto, and taking piano lessons from Weldon Irvine, whom he sampled for Tribe's "Award Tour" single.On March 18, 2013, Q-Tip was a Special Guest of Honor for the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding at the home of Def Jam Recordings co-founder, Russell Simmons, who serves as Chairman of The Foundation.Early in 2007, Q-Tip signed a new solo deal with Universal Motown Records.In 2008, Q-Tip appeared on DJ/producer Statik Selektah's first album Spell My Name Right, on the tracks "Stop, Look, & Listen" with Styles P and Termanology.