Today, we will try to present you a very interesting topic and we will talk about an area that is very popular. We will also talk about a very well-known person.

In our themes you can find many interesting stories and information and in each of our texts we will make every effort to get all the necessary information about different types of art and known people.

For today’s theme, we have chosen one of the most beautiful types of art without which we can not imagine life. In this subject we will talk about music and in our texts we will devote ourselves to various music styles.

Since the beginning of humanity, music has been popular and people have been involved in music for a long time. The talent for music is a special kind of talent and this talent can not be possessed by all people. Music brings a special kind of energy and emotion and it manages to bring us a positive mood.

In today’s text we will talk about one very interesting person who is known as American songwriter, singer and rapper. He managed to make great success in his career and he succeeded in becoming popular in music. During his career he collaborated with many well-known musicians and managed to become one of the most famous musicians in the USA. His artistic name is Q Tip and during his career he managed to make great success and a great financial profit.

He is also known because he was in relation to several well-known personalities in the world of music. In today’s text we will describe the details of his music career, but we will also introduce you to his childhood and private life.

Born and raised in New York, Q Tip began to learn to play piano as a child, and when he was 10, he had already become a successful pianist. He began to write songs in teenage years. In the 1980s, he began to write songs professionally, along with MC Terry, his first music colegue.

In the 1990s, he started performing as a solo singer and participated in several concerts and live performances, where he also demonstrated his piano skills as his rap and singing skills. Over the years, he has released over 5 solo albums and he won two awards for most talented musician in the year.

He was also included in the humanitarian organizations in USA. He wrote over 100 songs, which were served for young artists. A 1997 film titled “From My Heart,”  told a story about a young composer and singer who made other famous singers known and it is said that this movie represents Q Tip.

Early Years

Q Tip ili Kamaal Ibn John Fareed has borned on April 10 1970 in Harlem, New York, USA. He grew up with his parents and his siblings. His father worked as a fireman, while his mother was a teacher.

Shortly after Kamaal’s birth, the family moved to ST.Albans,Queens, New York and they bought an affordable double deck, where music was a key part of the house. As his mother, Kamaal, was an enthusiastic pianist. His preference for music brought him a lot of success in start of his music career. He was practiced the piano since he was three years old and he discovered that he has a natural talent for it.

Q Tip had a very special talent and he had the ability to feel the “absolute tone” at the age of five. His mother soon began to give piano lessons to him, and when he was 10, he played as his mother. He practiced regularly to perfect his piano skills and he also played songs that hehe heard on the radio.

He was an excellent student at school and he was promoted directly to the second grade after kindergarten.  While he was growing up, he attended high school in Queens, where he first met the art of writing songs. While he was in school, he founded his band called “Shine” but after short time he changed  name to “Afternoon”.

After finishing high school, he attended on “Queens College” where he met woman of his life. He was in relationship with her for three years.

After completing college, Q Tip began to work with some private bussiness with his familly and in that time he continue to wrote songs together with his girfriend.

In 1991, the song they wrote, titled “Love is For Us” has gained a great success in USA. This was his first breakthrough. They quit daily jobs and concentrated on their career as composers and musicians.


The early ’90s were the beginning of a successful career in writing songs for the couple. They released many hits that earned a lot of positive comments from audience. Q Tip realized that his girlfriend had an unusual talent, and the couple continued to cooperate; However, in the mid 1993, their personal relationship is getting tougher, although they have enjoyed significant professional success together. Q Tip wanted to made some other plans that were different than her, and in 1994, they broke up. He told the story of his pain through the song “Sad Clouds”.

After they broke up relationship they split up, and that was the beginning of a solo career for Q Tip, who moved to Los Angeles in  and collaborated with another singer and musician. They recorded the song “Late For Us”, which is known as one of the most successful songs of his entire career.

In the late ’90s, he became part of the rap group , with his friends from LA, Charles and David. The band released an album titled “Now “. A few tours were canceled due to Q Tip’s injury.

Although his first single solo album  was a colossal failure, his second attempt, “Tapestry”, proved to be a game changer in every possible way.

The album was released in 2001 and remained at the top of the Billboard chart 15 weeks after its release. He wrote the record for the remaining six years on the Billboard list. This was an important record and it was only interrupted by Pusha T album in beggining of 2000.

Some of the songs of the success of the album, such as “Late” and “Tomorrow” were written earlier, and he was rapping and singing solo in his third album. “Music All Day”, was also a great success, but he could not reach the succes from his previous songs. He received a certificate from the “Association of America’s Shooting Industry” (RIAA).

In the following years, He recorded several mix tapes and songs, such as Glory and Work. He worked with his friend from Queens for his next album. Many of his albums gained big success and glory, and he continued to thrive as a musician, singer and songwriter. Apart from working on his music, Q Tip was busy with other activities. As his musical career was growing up in the 1980s and ’90s, he became associated with social causes.

He worked on the approval of the Ecosystem Protection Act (Ecosystem Protection Law) and showed his general support to the Democratic Party and actively participated in the electoral policy. In 1997, Canadian singer recorded his song “The Sin,” written by Q TIp.

In 2004 Q tip recorded a live album called “The Living Room Tour”, and in 2007, he performed with young singers and rappers from Chicago and he did it with big success.

In 2010, he collaborated with many famous musicians and he released live album “Live at the Concert”, which became successful. Over the years, he won four  awards and was admitted to perform in some big concerts around the World. He has written over 100 songs that were used by more than 100 artists with whom he gained immense fame as a composer.

Personal Life

To today’s time, Q Tip has been in many relationships with some famous personality. He wanted to marry with his girlfriend from college, but they broke up and that was some of the hardest moment in his life.

He then married with his sister’s friend, and she later claimed that he brutally attacked her and that he was on cocaine. He stated that it was a lie and that she wanted to blackmail him for money. After a few months they were divorced.

Quick Summary

Full Name: Kamaal Ibn John Fareed

Birthplace: Harlem, New York, USA

Date of birth: April 10, 1970

Age: 49

Profession: Singer, Rapper, Songwritter

Height: 186 cm

Weight: 80 kg

Net Worth: $25 million