YQ has been called the hook master, and with good reason. His collaborations with MI, Mode9, 2shotz, Naeto C and a host of others, have helped to their songs to climb to the top of the charts. Partners, rivals, fans, media and record labels swoon over this young talent. But the singer has not always been so celebrated. It took many years to make this diamond shine.
Born Yakub Jubril, YQ knew early that he’d grow up to be fulfilled but what he did not expect was that stardom would come to him from the tightness of his rhymes, a gift he became aware of in the mid-nineties. For about ten years, he honed his craft behind closed doors. The second of seven children, music was first and foremost his way of dealing with his feelings.
In 2003, he formed the group Q-Krest with his partner Krest-up. They released a musical video for their song ”Fire Dance,” which got rave reviews and earned them performances at the Play Safe Rave by Tequila Events in 2003 and The Coca-Cola Show (Q-Krest opened for Ivorian sensation Magic System). In 2004, the duo performed together one last time at the Tetnisik, before deciding to go their separate ways.
YQ was signed on an alliance between 2Koncepts Entertainment and Storm Records from 2009 to November 2011 . Before his album, He has been nominated for numerous awards including; Hip-Hop awards for Next rated, Hip-Hop awards for Best Street Hip Hop, Hip-Hop awards for Best Collaboration, SMVA fro Discovery of the Year, NEA in USA for most promising act and hottest song of the year (E FI MI LE) and Dynamix Awards 2008 for Best New Act and Hottest Single.
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