5. He made complex sounds.

Known for his laid-back and chill instrumentals, Q-Tip would combine sounds from other songs and alter them to match his vision for the song. His unique skills helped capture the interests of the old school and the new school.


6. He was influenced by the Black Panthers.

During a time where the Black Panthers’ presence seemed to be evident in his Queens neighborhood, Tip considered joining.


7. “Low-End Theory” sparked the first of many collaborations with Busta Rhymes.

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