12A Tribe Called Quest frontman, Q-Tip signed a book deal with Ballantine Books to release Industry Rules.

Revealing experiences and anecdotes over the last two decades in the music business, the book also takes inspiration from one of Q-Tip’s most memorable lines in the 1991 classic record ‘Check The Rhime,’ “Industry rule #4080/Record company people are shady.”

Industry Rules is set to be released in 2010, which coincides with the 20th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest’s 1990 debut album People’s Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm.