Q-Tip was born 44 years ago in Harlem, New York, then moved to Queens shortly after. He attended Murry Bergtraum High School in Manhattan, alongside such other notable hip-hop artists as Brother J from X-Clan and members of the Jungle Brothers. But his own career took off when he and childhood friend Phife linked up with Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi to form A Tribe Called Quest, who recorded some of hip-hop's most well-regarded albums: Low End Theory, and Midnight Mauraders in particular.

This, you already know.

What don't you know about Q-Tip? He's enigmatic, and hasn't done all that many interviews—although he's opened up in recent years, even sitting down with Chairman Mao for a two-hour session for Red Bull. Nonetheless, there are plenty of facts that folks just don't know about Tribe's primary beatmaker...oops, just gave one away.

Without further ado, here are 20 Things You Didn't Know About Q-Tip.