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Q-Tip has joined Instagram. That itself is no big deal (kinda late, just saying), but what is notable is that the Abstract Poetic’s first post is an image of the original lyric sheet for A Tribe Called Quest’s “Check The Rhime.”

From the bit of history the G.O.O.D. Music and Native Tongue rapper we can gather at least a couple of interesting facts.

1. Instead of a composition book, Q-Tip was using a yellow notepad.

2. At least at the time, Q-Tip didn’t know how to spell “presence,” erroneously using the letter “s” twice, two different times.

Q-Tip’s new album, The Last Zulu, is due out in 2014 via G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam. Peep the “Check The Rhime” lyrics below, follow Q-Tip on Instagram, and you might as well watch the song’s video while you’re here, too.

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