Q-Tip discography

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Q-Tip discography
Q-Tip at Commonwealth Washington, D.C. in 2008.jpg
Q-Tip in Washington D.C. in 2008.
Studio albums 3
Music videos 4
Singles 4

This is the solo discography of American hip hop artist, record producer, and singer Q-Tip. For the discography on A Tribe Called Quest, see A Tribe Called Quest discography.


Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications


Amplified 28 4 88
The Renaissance
  • Released: November 4, 2008
  • Label: Universal
  • Format: CD, LP, digital download
11 3 2 112
Kamaal/The Abstract
  • Released: September 15, 2009
  • Label: Battery, Jive
  • Format: CD, digital download
77 32 17
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
The Abstract and The Dragon[6]
(with Busta Rhymes)
  • Released: December 12, 2013
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: Digital download


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album


"Vivrant Thing" 1999 26 7 10 20 39 Amplified
"Breathe and Stop" 71 21 18 76 12
"For the Nasty"
(featuring Busta Rhymes)
2005 86 Non-album single
"Gettin' Up" 2008 107 The Renaissance
"A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)"
(with Fergie and GoonRock)
2013 77 72 89 90 The Great Gatsby
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album


"Groove Is in the Heart"
(Deee-Lite featuring Q-Tip)
1990 4 28 15 8 10 2 World Clique
"Got 'til It's Gone"
(Janet Jackson featuring Q-Tip and Joni Mitchell)
1997 19 16 9 6 The Velvet Rope
"Girls, Girls, Girls"
(Jay-Z featuring Q-Tip, Slick Rick and Biz Markie)
2001 17 4 9 11 The Blueprint
(The Chemical Brothers featuring Q-Tip)
2005 6 11 3 Push the Button
(DJ Shadow featuring Lateef the Truthspeaker and Q-Tip)
2006 The Outsider
"Bang Bang Bang"
(Mark Ronson featuring Q-Tip and MNDR)
2010 18 68 6 Record Collection
"Thank You"
(Busta Rhymes featuring Lil Wayne, Q-Tip and Kanye West)
2013 57 87 13 E.L.E.2 (Extinction Level Event 2)
(Stromae featuring Lorde, Pusha T, Q-Tip and HAIM)
2014 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
(The Chemical Brothers featuring Q-Tip)
2015 76 46 Born in the Echoes
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Black Is Black" 1988 Jungle Brothers Straight Out the Jungle
"The Promo"
"Buddy" 1989 De La Soul 3 Feet High and Rising
"Doin' Our Own Dang" Jungle Brothers Done by the Forces of Nature
"Promo No. 2 (Mind Review '89)" Beyond This World
"Groove Is In The Heart" 1990 Deee-lite World Clique
"Don't Curse" 1991 Heavy D, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, Grand Puba, CL Smooth, Pete Rock Peaceful Journey
"La Menage" Black Sheep A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing
"A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays" De La Soul De La Soul Is Dead
"What Yo Life Can Truly Be" A Roller Skating Jam Named "Saturdays"
"Come on Down" Big Daddy Kane, Busta Rhymes Prince of Darkness
"Who Planned It" 1993 Tiger Claws of the Cat
"The Undisputed Champs" Del Tha Funkee Homosapien Wrong Place
"On The Road Again (My Jimmy Weighs A Ton) (Q-Tip Remix)" Jungle Brothers On The Road Again
"Let's Organize" 1994 Organized Konfusion Stress: The Extinction Agenda
"Get It Together" Beastie Boys Ill Communication
"One Love" Nas Illmatic
"Sh.Fe.MCs" De La Soul Clear Lake Audiotorium
"Get Down (Q-Tip Remix)" Craig Mack Operation: Get Down
"All The Way Live" 1995 Tha Alkaholiks Coast II Coast
"To Each His Own" InI Center of Attention
"Drink Away The Pain (Situations)" Mobb Deep The Infamous
"Me and My Microphone" A+ The Latch-Key Child
"Extra Abstract Skillz" Mad Skillz From Where???
"Ill Vibe" 1996 Busta Rhymes The Coming
"Ital (Universe Side)" The Roots Illadelph Halflife
"3 MCs" Da Bush Babees Gravity
"How Ya Want It We Got It (Native Tongues Mix)" Jungle Brothers Raw Deluxe
"I Am the Black Gold of the Sun (MAW Remix)" 1997 Nu Yorican Soul N/A
"Rumble in the Jungle" Fugees, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, John Forté When We Were Kings
"Sometimes (Ummah Remix)" Brand New Heavies Shelter
"Stolen Moments Pt. 3" Common One Day It'll All Make Sense
"Got 'til It's Gone" Janet Jackson The Velvet Rope
"Original Man" Capleton I Testament
"Who's That, Quienes" Boricua Guerrero First Combat
"Body Rock" 1998 Mos Def, Tash Lyricist Lounge, Volume One
"You" Lucy Pearl, Snoop Dogg Lucy Pearl
"Listen" 1999 Heavy D Heavy
"Get Involved" Raphael Saadiq The PJ's Soundtrack
"Showdown" Black Moon War Zone
"Hot Boyz" (Remix) Missy Elliott Da Real World
"Mr. Nigga" Mos Def Black On Both Sides
"The Greatest Romance Ever Sold" (Remix) Prince, Pharrell N/A
"The Fear in the Heart of a Man" 2000 Tupac Shakur The Rose That Grew from Concrete
"To the Beat" Rahzel Make the Music With Your Mouth 2000
"Hold Tight" Slum Village Fantastic, Vol. 2
"Makin' It Blend" Wordsworth Lyricist Lounge 2
"Girls, Girls, Girls" 2001 Jay-Z The Blueprint
"Dem Thangz" Angie Martinez Up Close and Personal
"In the Sun" 2002 Large Professor 1st Class
"What Lies Beneath" Rawkus Records Soundbombing III
"Make It All Better" Mos Def, Black Star We Are Hip Hop
"Come Close (Remix) (Closer)" Common, Erykah Badu, Pharrell Come Close
"Oh Well" Elvis Costello Cruel Smile
"Poetry" 2003 The RH Factor Hardgroove
"1,2 To The Bass" Stanley Clarke 1,2 To The Bass
"Tomorrow" Mark Ronson Here Comes The Fuzz
"She Wants To Move" (Remix) 2004 N.E.R.D., Common, Mos Def, De La Soul Fly or Die
"The Outsiders" R.E.M. Around the Sun
"Galvanize" 2005 The Chemical Brothers Push the Button
"We Can Make It Better" Kanye West Late Registration
"For the Nasty" Busta Rhymes N/A
"So What the Fuss" (Remix) Stevie Wonder So What the Fuss
"Like That" 2006 The Black Eyed Peas, Talib Kweli, Cee Lo Green, John Legend Monkey Business
"Enuff" DJ Shadow, Lateef the Truth Speaker The Outsider
"Why You Wanna" Mick Boogie (Remix) T.I. King
"The Frog" Sérgio Mendes Timeless
"Get You Some" Busta Rhymes The Big Bang
"You Can't Hold A Torch"
"Keep It Moving" Hi-Tek Hi-Teknology 2: The Chip
"Love You Can't Borrow" M-1 Confidential
"Just A Lil Dude" 2007 RZA Afro Samurai
"Stop, Look, Listen" Statik Selektah, Styles P, Termanology Spell My Name Right: The Album
"Lightworks" Busta Rhymes, J Dilla, Talib Kweli Dillagence
"Too Blessed" Kevin Michael Kevin Michael
"40 MCs" Amanda Diva Life Experience
"Sandcastle Disco" 2008 Solange Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams
"Wanna Go Back" Solange, Marsha Ambrosius
"Paris, Tokyo" (Remix) Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell, Sarah Green Lupe Fiasco's The Cool
"Evolution of a Man" Al Kapone Cadillac Records
"Chocolate Box" 2009 Prince MPLSoUND
"Good to Go" Grand Puba RetroActive
"Hope You're Happy" Blakroc, Billy Danze, Nicole Wray Blakroc
"Shine All Day" Grandmaster Flash, Jumz, Kel Spencer The Bridge (Concept of a Culture)
"Bang Bang Bang" 2010 Mark Ronson & The Business Intl, MNDR Record Collection
"Here We Go" Chiddy Bang Chiddy Bang: The Preview
"Betcha Wouldn´t Hurt Me" Quincy Jones, Mary J. Blige, Alfredo Rodríguez Q Soul Bossa Nostra
"Birds of a Feather" Trugoy Dove, Mike Gee From The Black Pool of Genius
"The Invitation" 2011 Saigon, Fatman Scoop The Greatest Story Never Told
"Beautiful" Math Hoffa A.C.M.D.3
"Poetic Justice" (Remix) 2012 Busta Rhymes Catastrophic
"Circles" 2015 The Game, Eric Bellinger, Sha Sha The Documentary 2
"No Matter What" 2016 Consequence A Good Comeback Story
"Borderline (An Ode to Self Care)" Solange A Seat at the Table

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
1999 "Vivrant Thing" Hype Williams
2000 "Breath & Stop"
2008 "Gettin' Up" Ben Dickinson
"Move" Rik Cordero


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