An early friend and fan of his young Queens compatriots, unexpected guest Q-Tip broke up the dark and stormy undertones of Havoc's production by remaking earlier versions of "Temperature's Rising" and "Drink Away the Pain" with his own bouncier beats and also kicking a tongue-in-cheek rhyme on the latter. However, Tip played a less recognized behind-the-scenes role as well, helping to mix records, program drums and mentor Hav. It was some of his earliest work outside of A Tribe Called Quest, and he followed it up by embarking on a successful, if sporadic, solo career a few years later. After producing for Kanye Westand Jay Z on Watch the Throne, Tip signed a deal with Yeezy's G.O.O.D. Music imprint and is working on his third album, The Last Zulu.