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10. Q-Tip

Q-Tip made his mark as an emcee and a producer in the seminal group A Tribe Called Quest, but has since gone on to have success in both areas outside of Tribe. In addition to producing such classics as Nas’s masterpiece debut Illmatic, Tip has released solo albums in 1999’s Amplified, 2008’s The Renaissance, and 2009’s Kamaal/The Abstract. He’s so good in each discipline that it’s hard to tell whether it’s his rhymes or his beats that are superior.

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