Q-Tip Net Worth

Q-Tip Net Worth 2024: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Kamaal Ibn John Fareed "Q-Tip" net worth is
$8 Million

Kamaal Ibn John Fareed "Q-Tip" Wiki Biography

Jonathan Davis was born on 10 April 1970 in Harlem, New York City USA, to a father from Montserrat and an African-American mother, he is a rapper, DJ and record producer far better known by his stage name, Q-Tip – from “A Tribe Called Quest”- who is hailed as one of the industry’s best.

So just how rich is Q-Tip? Authoritative sources estimate that as of mid-2016, he boasts a net worth of $8 million, accumulated during a career in the music industry which began in the late ’80s.

Q-Tip Net Worth $8 Million

Q-Tip grew up in the St. Albans community of Queens, New York. Throughout his career, Q-Tip has gone by many names – converting to Islam in the mid-90s, he changed his name to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed, while his original stage nickname of MC Love Child gave way to Q-Tip at the suggestion of fellow hip hop artist Afrika Baby Bam of the hip-hop group “Jungle Brothers”. Q-Tip himself has been known to call himself “The Abstract”, and he released an album under that name in 2009 – “Kamaal/The Abstract”. By then, however, Q-Tip was already a world-famous celebrity and one of the best-known names in hip hop, so let’s take a step back and ask ourselves – how did he get there, and how did he build his considerable net worth?

By and large, Q-Tip can be said to have built both his wealth and name  largely upon his exploits with the hip hop group “A Tribe Called Quest”. Q-Tip was one of the founding members, forming it together with childhood friends Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Phife Dawg and rapper Jarobi White in 1985. Initially a central part of the hip hop collective “The Native Tongues”, the group would go on to stand on its own several feet, releasing five albums and winning widespread critical acclaim as one of the most progressive and innovative rap groups of their time. Q-Tip himself earned worldwide fame as a lyricist and performer for his contributions to “A Tribe Called Quest”, and has often been called one of the most iconic pioneers of an alternative hip hop. Q-Tip’s time in the group certainly added a lot to his net worth, but the hip hop legend was not content to rest on his laurels even when the group disbanded in 1998 – beginning a successful career as a solo performer and releasing three albums of his own as well as collaborating with other stars like Kanye West and Jay-Z.

Consistently ranked as one of the world’s best hip hop performers, Q-Tip has been awarded one Grammy and nominated for three more for his work. Together with fellow “A Tribe Called Quest” members Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Q-Tip has received worldwide acclaim as one of the most innovative contemporary hip hop performers, and he has found success in his solo career, as one – all triumphs and accolades that are reflected by Q-Tip’s net worth.

Q-Tip remains an active performer to this day, currently working on his fourth solo album, entitled “The Last Zulu”, as well as helping produce Kanye West’s upcoming 2014 album.

In his personal life, Q-Tip has been married to actress Michelle Daves since 1990.

Full NameQ-Tip
Net Worth$8 Million
Date Of BirthApril 10, 1970
Place Of BirthHarlem, New York City, NY
Height6′ 0″
ProfessionRapper/hip-hop producer, musician
EducationMurry Bergtraum High School, Murry Bergtraum High School
SpouseMichele Daves (m. 1990)
SiblingsGwen Davis
Awards2008 Nightlife Awards (Paper's magazine)
Record LabelsJive, Groove Attack Records
Albums“The Last Zulu” (2016),"The Best of A Tribe Called Quest" (2008), "Amplified" (1999), ""The Love Movement" (1998), “Kamaal/The Abstract” (2009), "Midnight Marauders" (1993), "People's Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm" (1990)
Music Groups"A Tribe Called Quest"
Nominations"Top 25 Hip-Hop Producers", "Top 50 MCs of Our Time" (About.com list #17, #38), "Top 50 Lyricists of All Time" (2012, The Source's list, #20)
MoviesBeats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, Holy Rollers, Cadillac Records, She Hate Me, Prison Song, Disappearing Acts, Love Goggles, Nuthin' to Lose, Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, Holy Rollers, Cadillac Records, She Hate Me, Prison Song, Disappearing Act...
1Current legal name is Kamal Ibn John Fareed.
2In 2002, he recorded a second solo album titled "Kamaal the Abstract" that was never released.
3He is one-third of the mega hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest, along with Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad.


Strictly Come Dancing2016TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 2014 - 2016 performer - 1 episode, 2014
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot2016writer: "Scenario" - as John William Davis
Snooker Shoot-Out2016TV Series performer - 5 episodes
Tu cara me suena2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Women's FA Cup Final2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Voice2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glastonbury 20152015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Entourage2015writer: "Give Up The Goods Just Step" - as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed
Pitch Perfect 22015writer: "Scenario" - as Kamall Fareed
Battlefield Hardline2015Video Game writer: "Lyrics To Go Dan The Automator Remix" - as John Davis
Spy2015writer: "Go!" - as Kamaal Fareed
Dope2015writer: "Buggin' Out" - as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed / writer: "GO!" - as Q Tip / writer: "Scenario" - as Ali Shaheed Jones-Muhammad
Fresh Dressed2015Documentary writer: "Scenario" - as Ali Shaheed Jones-Muhammad
The Interview2014/IIwriter: "A Milli" - as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed
Coronation Street2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
While We're Young2014writer: "BUGGIN' OUT" - as Jonathan Davis
Rob the Mob2014writer: "Groove Is In The Heart" - as Kamaal Fareed
Hello Ladies2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Heat2013/Iwriter: "Groove Is in the Heart"
The Great Gatsby2013performer: "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody All We Got" / writer: "A Little Party Never Killed Nobody All We Got" - as Kamaal Fareed
Teen Titans Go!2013TV Series performer: "Galvanize"
VH1 Divas 20122012TV Movie writer: "Groove Is in the Heart"
The X Factor2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Girls2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012Documentary performer: "Vibrant Thing", "Wild Hot", "My Melody" / writer: "Steve Biko" / writer: "Vibrant Thing", "Wild Hot" - as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed
Formula 1: BBC Sport2011TV Series performer - 1 episode
Madden NFL 122011Video Game writer: "Award Tour"
Dancing with the Stars2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
902102011TV Series 1 episode
No Strings Attached2011/Iperformer: "BANG BANG BANG" / writer: "BANG BANG BANG" - as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Getaway2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
So You Think You Can Dance2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Notorious2009writer: "Gimme the Loot"
Cadillac Records2008performer: "Evolution of a Man"
Step Brothers2008performer: "Breathe and Stop" / writer: "Breathe and Stop" - as Kamaal Fareed
I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry2007writer: "Groove Is in the Heart" - as Kamaal Fareed
License to Wed2007writer: "Groove Is in the Heart" - as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed
What Love Is2007writer: "Groove Is in the Heart"
Cobras & Lagartos2006TV Series performer - 1 episode
Take the Lead2006performer: "I Got Rhythm Take the Lead Remix", "La Cumparsita Tango Remix"
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentary writer: "Got Til It's Gone"
Taxi2004/Iwriter: "Pass the Courvoisier Part II" - as Kamaal Fareed
I Love the '90s2004TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Chappelle's Show2004TV Series performer - 1 episode
Cheaper by the Dozen2003lyrics: "People Come Together" - as K. Fareed / writer: "People Come Together" - as K. Fareed
Love Don't Cost a Thing2003writer: "Pass the Courvoisier Part 2" - as Kamaal Fareed
Bad Boys II2003writer: "Didn't Mean" - as Kamaal Ibn Fareed
Anne B. Real2003writer: "Phony Rappers"
Janet Jackson: Live in Hawaii2002TV Special documentary writer: "Got 'til It's Gone" - as Kamaal Ibn Fareed, uncredited
On the Line2001writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Kamaal Fareed
Max Keeble's Big Move2001writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Kamaal Fareed
Made2001writer: "Electric Relaxation" - as Kamaal Fareed
Save the Last Dance2001as Kamaal Fareed, "You" / performer: "You"
Miss Congeniality2000writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Kamaal Fareed
Charlie's Angels2000writer: "Groove Is In The Heart" - as Kamaal Fareed
Get Carter2000writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as Kamaal Fareed
The Replacements2000writer: "If Everybody Looked The Same" - as Kamaal Fareed
Gone in Sixty Seconds2000writer: "If Everybody Looked the Same" - as K. Fareed
The Next Best Thing2000writer: "If Everybody Looked The Same" - as K. Fareed
Boiler Room2000writer: "Award Tour"
Down to You2000writer: "Groove Is In The Heart" - as Kamaal Fareed
Top of the Pops2000TV Series writer - 1 episode
Skate and Destroy1999Video Game writer: "Award Tour" - as Kamaal Fareed
Flava1999TV Series writer - 1 episode
Lost & Found1999/Iwriter: "Groove Is in the Heart" - as Kamaal Fareed
Janet: The Velvet Rope1998TV Movie documentary writer: "Got 'til It's Gone" - as Kamaal Ibn Fareed, uncredited
Free Tibet1998Documentary writer: "Check the Rhime", "Walk on the Wild Side" - as K. Fareed
Can't Hardly Wait1998writer: "Groove Is In The Heart" The Deee-Remix - as Kamal Fareed
Ride1998writer: "Never Say Goodbye" - as J. Davis
Slam1998performer: "Hey" / writer: "Hey" - as K. Fareed
Men in Black1997writer: "Same Ol' Thing" - as Kamaal "Q-Tip" Fareed
The Video Pool1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
High School High1996writer: "Peace, Prosperity & Paper" - as Kamaal Ibn John Fareed
Get on the Bus1996writer: "The Remedy"
When We Were Kings1996Documentary performer: "Rumble In The Jungle"
Kids1995writer: "Crooklyn Instrumental" - as J. Davis / writer: "Oh My God Remix Version" - as John Davis
Beverly Hills Cop III1994as J. Davis, "Leavin'"
Hookers Hustlers Pimps and Their Johns1993Documentary writer: "Groove Is in the Heart" - as Kamaal Fareed
Poetic Justice1993writer: "Bonita Applebum" - as John William Davis / writer: "Gangsta Bitch" - as J. Davis
Mi vida loca1993writer: "If the Papes Come" - as J. Davis


Holy Rollers2010Ephraim
Cadillac Records2008Hip Hop Artist
She Hate Me2004Vada Huff
Prison Song2001Elijah Dixon
Disappearing Acts2000TV MovieReggie Baptiste (as Kamaal Fareed)
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child2000TV SeriesTeddy Bear / Roach
Love Goggles1999Complex / Narrator
Poetic Justice1993Markell


Prison Song2001written by


The Hip Hop Project2006Documentary associate producer
Prison Song2001executive producer


A Tribe Called Quest: The Video Anthology2002VideoHimself
Through the Years of Hip Hop, Vol. 1: Graffiti2002Video documentaryHimself (segment "Buddy")
Cypress Hill: Still Smokin'2001Video documentaryHimself (segment "How I Could Just Kill a Man")
The Lyricist Lounge Show2000TV SeriesHimself (2000)
Beastie Boys: Video Anthology2000Video documentaryHimself (segment "Netty's Girl")
2000 MTV Movie Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
MADtv2000TV SeriesHimself
Soul Train2000TV Series documentaryHimself
The Chris Rock Show1999TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19991999TV SpecialHimself
MTV Sports & Music Festival 21998TV MovieHimself - Musical Performer
Janet: The Velvet Rope1998TV Movie documentaryHimself - Special Guest
Free Tibet1998DocumentaryHimself (A Tribe Called Quest)
28th NAACP Image Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Performer
MTV News: Year in Rock 19971997TV Movie documentaryHimself
Howard Stern1997TV SeriesHimself
Rhyme & Reason1997DocumentaryHimself
Unplugged1991TV Series documentaryHimself
Showtime at the Apollo1990TV SeriesHimself
Kurt Rosenwinkel Guitar Documentary2017Video documentary post-production
The Survivor's Guide to Prison2017Documentary post-productionHimself
Check the Rhyme2016DocumentaryHimself
The Daily Show2016TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2016TV SeriesHimself
Stretch and Bobbito: Radio That Changed Lives2015Documentary
Breaking a Monster2015DocumentaryHimself
Nas: Time Is Illmatic2014DocumentaryHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music2014DocumentaryHimself
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap2012DocumentaryHimself
The Art of Blending2011/IIShortHimself
The Art of Blending2011/IShortHimself
Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest2011DocumentaryHimself (as Kamaal Fareed)
Late Show with David Letterman1999-2010TV SeriesHimself - Musical Support / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself
Welcome to Blakroc2009Documentary
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Unsung2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest / Himself - A Tribe Called Quest
mtvU Woodie Awards 20082008TV SpecialHimself - Performer
5th Annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors2008TV MovieHimself
Janet Jackson: 2008 Rock Witchu Tour2008Video documentary short
mtvU Woodie Awards 20072007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007TV SeriesHimself
4th Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2007TV MovieHimself - Honoree
3rd Annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors2006TV MovieHimself
Johnny Cash: God's Gonna Cut You Down2006Video shortHimself
Richard Pryor: The Funniest Man Dead or Alive2005TV Special documentaryHimself
Fade to Black2004DocumentaryHimself
Fahrenheit 9/11: A Movement in Time2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
From Janet. To Damita Jo: The Videos2004Video documentaryHimself (segment "Got 'Til It's Gone")
Chappelle's Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Hip Hop Babylon 22003TV Movie documentaryHost
Lyricist Lounge: Hip Hop Video Classics2003VideoHimself (as A Tribe Called Quest)
Death of a Dynasty2003Himself (uncredited)
Nigger or Not?2003Documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Soul Power!2013TV Series documentaryThemselves
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHimself
And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself

Nominated Awards

2016GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Dance Recording
2014GrammyGrammy AwardsBest R&B Performance
2010GrammyGrammy AwardsBest Rap AlbumFor the album "The Renaissance."

Known for movies

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