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But as she reveals in her new memoir, “My Voice,” the DJ was once involved in a war of her own with talk-show host Wendy Williams — which ended with Williams trying to defend herself with a mop.
During 1997, Williams — then also a Hot 97 DJ — had taken several snipes at Martinez on air and online. “It was awful and it made me insecure.” Williams was eventually shown the Hot 97 door.
Q-Tip then mounted a solo career with the 1999 release of Amplified.
Although it was successful, he was in label limbo for many years afterward, continuing to record but rarely able to release any of his output.
As a fourth of the iconic group A Tribe Called Quest, Q-Tip helped usher in a whole new jazzy alternative hip-hop wave, crafting a body of work that can be considered nothing less than classic.“Every rapper you could think of in that era, I had heard Wendy Williams call them gay. Like every one of them.” After Martinez made several failed attempts to hash it out, Martinez finally confronted Williams in Hot 97’s offices in Tribeca. It took only a few seconds for me to realize that she wasn’t really hitting me back — she was just trying to get me off of her.” After a co-worker separated them, Williams grabbed a nearby mop. On reflection, Martinez feels that Williams had it all coming.“I lost my f–king mind,” writes Martinez in her book. Martinez recalls how her foe “just stood there with it like she wanted to have some sort of sword fight or something. “The truth is that if it wasn’t me it was gonna be somebody else.John Bush of All Music called him "the best rapper/producer in hip-hop history," and his mother is an African American from Alabama. He is the cousin of Consequence, who was featured heavily on Beats, Rhymes and Life.
According to a DNA analysis, he descended, mainly, from the Jola people of Guinea-Bissau.It was actually kind of funny, even in the moment.” The two were suspended from the station, and loyal Williams listeners organized rallies outside the Hot 97 offices in support of their idol. She was disrespectful to so many people all the time.” The two haven’t spoken since, but Martinez pays tribute to Williams’ talents as a talk-show host in the book.