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The lead producer of A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip is one of hip-hop’s most unheralded geniuses. Not only producing for his group, he also played a large role in helping Nas and Mobb Deep get their starts. As a solo act, he has continued to keep musicality alive within rap, paying respect to other genres while pushing the envelope on Amplified, Kamaal The Abstract, and The Renaissance. Also having worked with Kanye West, Q-Tip is one name people always go to when they’re looking to keep the spirit of boom-bap alive.

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