who once seemed like one of the more peaceful and positive rappers,
was recently fined for punching a man in the face during a fight
in March outside of a Virgin Megastore in Manhattan.
who he punched, Kenrick Miranda, is a member of a rap duo, Slandid,
and they have recorded a retaliation warning song for Tip, threatening
his life. Miranda warns in his verse on "Matter Of Time":
" that it’s a “matter
of time before [Q-Tip] gets popped/matter of time before his breathin’
stop/matter of time before he chillin’ in hell. I’m gonna win
by blow out, blow your brains out/ how quick you’ll fade out.”
cover of the CD, Miranda is on the cover holding Q-Tip’s head,
which has been cut off. Miranda also has a Civil Suit pending
against the former Tribe Called Quest front man.