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A celebrated solo artist, producer, and founding member of pioneering jazz-rap outfit A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip is a hip-hop landmark. Through virtuosic lyrical displays and worldly insight, Tip (born Jonathan Davis) and Tribe offered a smooth, sophisticated, and socially progressive alternative to the gangsta rap of the ‘90s, mastering the art of educating the crowd as well as moving it. On his own, he’s attained equally thrilling heights, collaborating with talents like Nas, Janet Jackson, D’Angelo, JAY Z, R.E.M., and Hiatus Kaiyote.