Birth Name: Jonathan William Davis
Place of Birth: Harlem, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: April 10, 1970
*African-American [including Guinea-Bissau] (mother)
Q-Tip is an American rapper, singer, actor, record producer, and DJ. He is known as a member of the hip hop group A Tribe Called Quest, along with the late Phife Dawg, as well as Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi.
His father was from the Caribbean island of Montserrat. His mother was African-American. In an episode of OkayAfrica, his DNA was analyzed, and it was found that he descends from the Jola people of Guinea-Bissau on his mother’s side.
Q-Tip is a convert to Islam. He changed his name to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed.