Q Tip is a well-known singer, record producer, actor, DJ and rapper from America. He started his music career along with the popular music group “A Tribe Called Quest”. He is said to be one of the best rappers and producers in the hip-hop history. Now let’s have a close look on the net worth of Q Tip in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Q Tip was born as Jonathan William Davis in Manhattan, New York on April 10, 1970. His father was from Montserrat while his mother was from Alabama. He has a sister Gwen who is five years older to him. He is the cousin of the famous hip-hop artist Consequence. Q Tip spent most of his childhood days in St. Albans, Queens. He went to the Murry Bergtraum High School in New York to complete his schooling.
In the mid-1990s he changed his name to “Kamaal Ibn John Fareed” and converted into Islam. He was given the stage name by the hip-hop artists Posdnous. Q Tip has also called himself “The Abstract” throughout his career.
He married Michelle Davis in the year 1990. Together they are the parents of two children.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Q Tip started his career in the year 1985 when he founded the music group “A Tribe Called Quest” along with his friends Phife Dawg, Jarobi White and Ali Shaheed. They signed a multi-million contract with the record label Jive Records with whom they released five studio albums.
In 1998 Q Tip’s solo career kicked off after the spilling of the band. His debut singles “Vivrant Thing” and “Breathe and Stop” was hugely appreciated by his fans. The following year he recorded his debut LP “Amplified” for the Arista Records. In 2002 Q Tip recorded his studio album “Kamaal/The Abstract”. His third studio album “The Renaissance” which was released in the year 2008 was nominated for the Grammy Awards in the category of “Best Rap Album”.
Q Tip has produced albums for several artists and hip-hop groups including Apache, Run–D.M.C., Crooklyn Dodgers, Mobb Deep, Nas, Whitney Houston, Mariah Care, and others. In 2016, he was appointed as the artistic director of the Kennedy Center. Q Tip has received several awards in his illustrious career including the prestigious Grammy Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. In 2006, he was also given the Best Dance Recording Award for the song “Galvanize”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Q Tip has an estimated net worth of more than $10 million. He made most of the fortune by his successful career as a rapper, record producer and artist. He also earns money by performing at various shows and concerts such as the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival in 2011 along with along with Kanye West, Black Thought, Monie Love and others. Q Tip is also a popular DJ and performs at several events like the Santos Party House and many more. He was named as “Best DJ Night” in the 2008 Nightlife Awards by the Paper magazine.
Q Tip is one of the most talented and successful Muslim music artists and producers in the world. He has worked hard all his life and is an inspiration to the upcoming rappers and artists.