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Q-Tip Lands Book Deal

discog_cover_abstractInnovations.jpgHip-hop artist, producer, and DJ Q-Tip has scored a deal with Random House Publishing Group’s Ballantine Books imprint, a memoir entitled, “Industry Rules.”

The former member of the hip-hop supergroup, A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip (pictured, via) sold his book to to Ballantine editor Porscha Burke. The deal was negotiated by Jay Mandel at William Morris Endeavor Entertainment. According to the release, the book is: “a creatively constructed telling of his life story.”

Here’s more about the artist, from a 1999 profile in Time Magazine: “Q-Tip raps about growing up in Queens, the breakup of A Tribe Called Quest and his embrace of Islam. He admits his partyin’ ways don’t always conform to Islamic values, but he’s constantly striving to better himself, and at least in his mind, it’s the effort that really matters.”

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