|Real Name/Full Name||Jonathan William Davis|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Q-Tip|
|Birth Place:||Harlem, New York City, New York|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||10 April 1970|
|Age/How Old:||53 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 184 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 0″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 84 Kg
In Pounds – 185 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Jonathan Davis II
Mother – N/A
|School:||Murry Bergtraum High School|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Michele Davis|
|Profession:||American rapper, singer, record producer, actor and DJ|
|Net Worth:||$10 million|
|Last Updated:||September 2023|
When you get into any field, it is very important to understand what you are good at. If you can do one thing better than the other, the easiest and the best thing is going for what you are good at. Nothing comes easy and whatever you choose has a price attached to it but it is easier to pay a price for what you love. Jonathan William Davis famously known as Q-Tip had a great interest in music from a very young age.
As he grew older, his interest now specialized into not only making music but also as a record producer and a rapper. In addition to this, Q-Tip is known as a DJ nicknamed The Abstract and he is also an actor. His innovative jazz-influenced style, esoteric, introspective, and philosophical lyrical themes are some of the things that have made him this famous.
Well, how well do you know about Q-Tip? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Q-Tip’s net worth in 2023, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Q-Tip to date.
Biography and Early Life
It was on the 10th of April in 1970 when Jonathan William Davis was born but he later changed his name to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed and is currently known as Q-Tip. Jonathan was born to his parents Jonathan Davis II and his African American wife who were living in Harlem, New York City, New York at the time of his birth.
His father was an immigrant from the Caribbean Island of Montserrat but was raised in Cleveland, Ohio and his wife was from Alabama. Q-Tip is not the only son of Jonathan Davis II as he has a sibling named Gwen. He met Phife Dawg at church who later became his best friend when they were just 2 years of age. Phife Dawg encouraged him to begin rapping when he was only 9 years old.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Q-Tip in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Q-Tip’s age is 53 years old as of today’s date 29th September 2023 having been born on 10 April 1970. Though, he is 6′ 0″ in feet and inches and 184 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 185 lbs in Pound and 84kg in Kilograms.
Q-Tip and Phife Dawg grew up together and they were very great friends. When Jonathan was old enough to join the school, he was enrolled to Murry Bergtraum High School which is located in Manhattan. He met Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Mike Gee, and Afrika Baby Bam.
Mike Gee and Afrika Baby Bam later became members of Jungle Brothers which was a hip-hop group. In high school, he was played a part in rap battles using the stage name MC Love Child and J Nice. In 1985, when Jonathan was 15 years of age, he joined hands with Muhammad to for a DJ and MC duo.
Using Muhammad’s uncle’s recording equipment, they began making demos. He never went to college as they later incorporated Phife Dawg into the group as well as Jarobi White who was a neighborhood friend. The group was known as quest and together worked towards bringing their dreams as singers a reality.
Unfortunately, when he was 16 years of age, he lost his father to emphysema.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Although Q-Tip was born Jonathan William Davis, he converted into Islam and changed his name to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed in the mid-1990s. He is also a vegetarian and also practices Transcendental Meditation. When it comes to his love life, he has dated several women including Janet Jackson, Angie Martinez, Mariah Carey and Nicole Kidman. Comedian Dave Chappelle and actor Leonardo DiCaprio are his long-time friends.
Q-Tip seems to be very secretive about his personal life and nothing much is known about his family. However, it is clear that he is married to Michele Davis but it is not clear whether they have children or not. He has lived in Edgewater, New Jersey and Englewood Cliffs. According to a DNA analysis Q-Tip took in 2012, he is a descendant of the Jola people of Guinea-Bissau.
Is Q-Tip Gay?
Q-Tip might be secretive when it comes to his present marital status. However, the fact that he has been married for several years and has dated several women before that is enough to prove he is straight.
Q-Tip’s career kicked off in 1988 as a member of Quest. He got his nickname Q-Tip from his high school friend Afrika Baby Bam and eventual it became his stage name, he was later featured on Jungle Brothers’ songs titled The Promo and Black is Black in 1988 which he helped produce. In the same year, he renamed his group Quest into A Tribe Called Quest. This name was again suggested by Afrika Baby Bam.
Apart from Quest, Q-Tip has worked with many other artists. Some of these include; Apache, Tupac Shakur, Janet Jackson, Beastie Boys, Busta Rhymes, Mariah Carey, Raphael Saadiq and Kanye West among others.
When it comes to Awards Q-Tip has received, it would be next to impossible to list them all down. Therefore, I will classify them as 1 EET Hip Hop Awards nomination, 9 Grammy Awards nominations and 1 win, 1 MTV Video Music Awards and 2 Soul Train Music Awards.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Q-Tip in 2023
Q-Tip has not only made a name for himself over the years, but he has also earned a great fortune. As of 2023, his net worth is estimated at $10 million, and he has earned all this wealth from his involvement in the music industry.
Not all people are as lucky as Q-Tip is. This is because he has achieved a lot over the years thanks to some of the friends he made during his school years including Phife Dawg. They all helped him work out his passion in music to where he is today.