Rapper Q-Tip had plenty of support as he launched a new DJ gig in New York on Friday (05Aug11) - Jay Z and Alicia Keys showed up to watch his set.
The former A Tribe Called Quest star has landed a regular job spinning tracks at Yotel New York's Club Lounge hotspot.
Q-Tip made sure the venue was packed with stars on his first night behind the decks - the Big Pimpin' hitmaker was joined by Keys, her husband Swizz Beatz and rapper Nas for the party.
A source tells the New York Post's Page Six, "Jay held court for close to three hours (and Nas) jumped over the railing in Club Lounge, stood on one of the couches and posed for pictures for clubgoers."