Q-Tip

As the lead MC and co-founder of the rap group A Tribe Called Quest, rapper Q-Tip helped shape an alternative style of hip-hop. Formed in New York during the mid-1980s, A Tribe Called Quest infused rap with jazz, funk ... Read more »
Born: 04/10/1970 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (26)

Dope 2015 (Movie)

("Buggin' Out") (Song)

Entourage 2015 (Movie)

("Give Up The Goods (Just Step)") (Song)

Spy 2015 (Movie)

("Go") (Song)

While We're Young 2015 (Movie)

("Buggin' Out") (Song)

Rob The Mob 2014 (Movie)

("Groove Is In The Heart") (Song)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

("A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)") (Song Performer)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

("A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)") (Song)

The Heat 2013 (Movie)

("Groove Is In The Heart") (Song)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Performer

Notorious 2009 (Movie)

("Gimme The Loot") (Song)

Step Brothers 2008 (Movie)

("Breathe And Stop") (Song)

Step Brothers 2008 (Movie)

("Breathe And Stop") (Song Performer)

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry 2007 (Movie)

("Groove Is In The Heart") (Song)

License to Wed 2007 (Movie)

("Groove Is In The Heart") (Song)

Take the Lead 2006 (Movie)

Additional Vocals("I Got Rhythm (Take The Lead Remix)") (Vocals)

Bad Boys II 2003 (Movie)

("Didn't Mean") (Song)

Cheaper by the Dozen 2003 (Movie)

("People Come Together") (Lyrics)

Love Don't Cost a Thing 2003 (Movie)

("Pass The Courbvoisier (Part 2)") (Song)

Made 2001 (Movie)

("Electric Relaxation") (Song)

Max Keeble's Big Move 2001 (Movie)

("If Everybody Looked the Same") (Song)

Save the Last Dance 2001 (Movie)

("You" (featuring Snoop Dogg/Kamaal Fareed/Lucy Pearl)) (Song Performer)

Charlie's Angels 2000 (Movie)

("Groove Is in the Heart") (Song)

Can't Hardly Wait 1998 (Movie)

("Groove Is In the Heart (the Deee-Remix)") (Song)

Slam 1998 (Movie)

("Hey" (Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest)) (Song Performer)

Get on the Bus 1996 (Movie)

("The Remedy") (Song)

When We Were Kings 1996 (Movie)

("Rumble in the Jungle (contains elements of 'The Name of the Game' and 'Angel in the Morning')") (Song)
Actor (16)

Nas: Time is Illmatic 2014 (Movie)

(Himself)

Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Holy Rollers 2010 (Movie)

Ephraim (Actor)

BET Hip Hop Awards 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2008 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Chappelle's Show 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hip Hop Babylon 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Host

She Hate Me 2004 (Movie)

Vada Huff (Actor)

Disappearing Acts 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Prison Song 2001 (Movie)

Elijah (Actor)

The 14th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Performer

The 2000 MTV Movie Awards 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Presenter

Love Goggles 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Poetic Justice 1993 (Movie)

Markell (Actor)
Producer (1)

Prison Song 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (1)

Prison Song 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

As the lead MC and co-founder of the rap group A Tribe Called Quest, rapper Q-Tip helped shape an alternative style of hip-hop. Formed in New York during the mid-1980s, A Tribe Called Quest infused rap with jazz, funk and World beats that formed the backdrop for the group's platinum-selling albums The Low End Theory (1991) and Beats, Rhymes and Life (1996). With Q-Tip taking the reigns as lead songwriter, A Tribe Called Quest delivered timeless hip-hop jams such as "Scenario" (1992) and "Award Tour" (1993) that influenced everyone from The Fugees to Kanye West. In 1999, Q-Tip launched his solo career with Amplified (1999), which ushered the rapper to pop and neo-soul territory with mainstream hits "Vivrant Thing" and "Breathe and Stop." The iconoclastic and hardworking Q-Tip delivered even when he was not producing his own records, from appearing as a guest vocalist to producing other talent, yet his influential work with A Tribe Called Quest remained his crowning achievement as a hip-hop maverick.

Relationships

Nicole Kidman Actor

Companion
Introduced by Leonardo Di Caprio Rumored to have briefly dated in 2003

Milestones

Popular songs include "Vivrant Thing" and "Breathe And Stop".

Known for such albums as "Amplified" and "The Renaissance"

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