MTV documentary about one hit wonders from 1999?
July 6, 2011 12:21 PM   Subscribe

Where can I find this one MTV documentary about one hit-wonders aired in 1999?

I'm specifically looking for the Q-Tip (rapper) portion of this documentary where they show him living in his mom's basement. This site is the only thing I could find related to the subject. Thanks, all.
posted by defmute to Media & Arts (7 answers total)
Was it a recurring show or a one-off?

Is the title listed on this page, which could be helpful. And I'm betting you have heard of this.

I wonder if MTV would be helpful with info about the airdates. My guess is you could look up the title in a TV Guide for that week, available at your local library on fiche I should think.

I don't think of Q-Tip of ever being without work to the extent he was forced to live in a basement. He's been steady working here and there, solo, as a producer, as a guest rapper. Are you sure about the artist?
posted by artlung at 12:37 PM on July 6, 2011

Are you sure it wasn't Phife Dawg? There's a new documentary about Tribe Called Quest and how Q-Tip and Phife Dawg went completely different directions after the band split up. Haven't seen the doc but it seems like Phife Dawg's career went south after the break up.
posted by cazoo at 1:04 PM on July 6, 2011

Unplugged: Yo MTV Rap Unglugged (1991 TV episode)? IMDB shows a big list for Q-Tip but nothing about One Hit Wonders or something like that. Scroll down to the Self list.
posted by Ideefixe at 5:06 PM on July 6, 2011

Silly me-- I should have clicked on the link.

Show was Ultra Sound, episode was One Hit Wonders (1999 TV episode)--but Q-Tip's not mentioned in the IMDB listing.

Credited cast
Adina Howard ... Herself
Gerardo┬╣ ... Himself
Sir Mix Alot┬╣ ... Himself
DJ Skribble ... Himself
Jamie Walters ... Himself
posted by Ideefixe at 5:12 PM on July 6, 2011

Are you sure it wasn't one vh1? They had a One Hit Wonders Special (link goes to a list of songs/artists) but q-tip isn't mentioned. Vh1 had a bunch of similar programs during that time period, so maybe look into that?
posted by pintapicasso at 5:53 AM on July 7, 2011

*on vh1, rather
posted by pintapicasso at 5:53 AM on July 7, 2011

thanks a lot, everyone. ya'll were right. it wasn't q-tip. i heard about the story from my friend and after asking him again he wasn't sure if it was q-tip after all.
posted by defmute at 4:06 PM on July 9, 2011

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