Exclusive: UHTN Interviews @YesIamQuESt

August 29, 2014 |  by  |  INTERVIEWS  |  No Comments

Visonary Music Group artist QuESt has released several singles in the past month in order to gear up for the release of his new album, Searching Sylvan, due out September 2nd. I recently got the great opportunity to speak with the VMG artist in this exclusive interview with UHTN! QuESt talks about working with producer 6ix, the recent events in Ferguson, battle rap, WWE, his new album, and more. QuESt will also be performing in Columbus, OH on September 10th so grab your tickets here and check out the exclusive interview below!

UHTN: First of all, how did you link up with Visionary Music Group?

QuESt: It was kind of like a natural progression. My manager at the time knew Logic and I had a meeting at Atlantic at one point. Logic reached out to me via Twitter around 2011 and I had heard of his music. In 2012 I did the VMG tour and the next year I was the opening act for the Welcome To Forever tour. It was a natural progression and then I officially became a part of Visionary Music Group.

UHTN: If you were stranded on an island for the rest of your life and could only take three albums with you, what would you pick?

QuESt: Late Registration, Reasonable Doubt, and Coldplay’s X&Y.

UHTN: What’s it like working with VMG producer 6ix? He’s produced all of your singles correct?

QuESt: Yes he has. 6ix and I really kicked it off. I think what’s dope is that he works fast and on top of that, we don’t really control each other in the studio. I go in and do my thing, and he goes into the studio and does his thing. We feed off of each other’s energy really well.

UHTN: How many tracks are going to appear on your upcoming album Searching Sylvan and what can people expect from the project?

QuESt: There are seventeen tracks on the album, that’s including three interludes. The vibe of the album is very story driven. The singles have been tidbits for people to gravitate towards regardless if they have been QuESt fans or not. Every song is going to bleed into the next record. You can press play on the album and go into another world.

UHTN: Going to a more serious side, what are your thoughts on the current happenings in Ferguson, MI?

QuESt: I’m not one to get too involved in these kind of things but Ferguson hit me on a personal. Mike Brown was shot and he’s only eighteen and my brothers are fifteen and eighteen years old. I come from Miami FL and it’s a very violent city contrary to popular belief. I’ve lost close friends and family members to gun violence. I talk about that on the album too. Circling this back to Ferguson, it always hits home when there are police officials that are there to serve and protect us as individuals and they’re murdering innocent people. I think the Mike Brown situation hit me hard because he’s around the same age as my brothers. That could have easily been me and I could have been crossing the street or one of my homie’s lives.

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New Music: @Tip – Don’t Tell Em Freestyle

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Tip jumps on Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell Em” single which is featured on DJ MLK’s Goodnight Don’t Exist In ATL mixtape.

 

Artwork x Tracklist: Luke James – Luke James

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September 23rd marks the release date for Luke James’ self-titled debut project being released via N.A.R.S./Island Records. The project will feature appearances from Rick Ross with production done by Salaam Remi, Danja, Kadis & Sean, Luke himself & The Alliance. Tracklisting, below!

1. “Love XYZ”
2. “Dancing in the Dark”
3. “Don’t Do It” (Interlude)
4. “Trouble”
5. “The Run”
6. “Glass House”
7. “Exit Wounds”
8. “TimeX” (Interlude)
9. “Options” feat. Rick Ross
10. “Insane / Bombin’ Out” (Interlude)
11. “I Want You”
12. “Exposé”

Deluxe Edition

13. “Make Love to Me”
14. “Options” (WolfJames Version)
15. “Stay With Me”

*Tracks 1, 5, 7, 8, 10 produced by Danja
*Tracks 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 14 produced by The Alliance
*Track 11 produced by Kadis & Sean
*Track 13 produced by Salaam Remi
*Tracks 3, 15 produced by Luke James

Video: @IamRicoLove ft. @1Future – He Got Money

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Rico Love and Future link up to liberate ‘He Got Money’ which can be found on his latest mixtape “I Sin” which dropped yesterday.

Video: @sofa.kyng.gee & @ByronBoogieBarr – Parlay & Politicking

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Wam G. & Byron “Boogie” Barr are two of hip-hop’s most promising creatives. The two New Jersey natives have joined forces to bring a new sound of boom-bap rap, filled with the competitive charisma reminiscent of the 90′s. Their highly anticipated collaboration tape “Parlay & Politicking” is expected to grab listeners by their ears, open up their eyes and make them say “damn”.

New Music: @DapaDon – Quiet Storm Freestyle

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Still gearing up for next month’s release of #FOOD, Brooklyn artist Dapa Don decides to give the people a one week throwback series called “I Love The 90′s”. Part 2 now has Dap giving us some brovado over the timeless production of Havoc on Mobb Deep’s “Quiet Storm”

New Music: Jay White – That’s Me

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North Carolina’s own Jay White is buzzing off his recently released Mr. White mixtape. To keep the momentum flowing, White delivers a proper push of his single “That’s Me.” Take a listen below.

New Music: @jermainedupri ft. @TyDollaSign & @MigosATL – Pull Up

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Jermaine Dupri returns to the music scene today with a new record titled ‘Pull Up’ and features Ty Dolla Sign & Migos. Read More

Video: Titan Duce – The Dedication

August 28, 2014 |  by  |  MUSIC VIDEOS, VIDEOS  |  No Comments

Titan follows up the release of his first full length debut with visuals for “The Dedication”. Eschewing the anti-narrative rap cliche Titan takes viewers through the songwriting process as he toils over penning substantive lyrics with redemptive quality. “Dedication” is the latest video from his project “The Long Road To Salvation” featuring Gemstones, Cory Cifax and Fred Council.

New Music: @Qualmes – Clark Bent (Prod. @SoundsByCoop)

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The newest west coast member of S.U.H. Qualmes drops off his new joint “Clark Bent” prod by Coop. His new album scheduled to drop sometime this Fall!