Throwback: Happy 52nd Birthday, Q-Tip!

It’s Aries season, y’all! And the month or so of the astrological sign is busy and auspicious for music history:

Today, we must celebrate another ridiculously talented Aries: A Tribe Called Quest co-founder, Q-Tip, who turns 52 today. Not only is he arguably one of the great emcees of hip-hop, he’s also one of the great producers, crafting Tribe’s beloved, forward-thinking sound on their first few albums. The man’s work is so influential that it forever changed how hip hop sounds from that point forward.

Happy birthday, brother! May there be many, many more!