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H.Q.

Atlanta, GA | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Atlanta, GA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Hip Hop Pop

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"HQ talks New Cd and How Hip Hop changed his life"

This enthusiastic hip-hop artist, HQ, (23) was raised in Queens, New York and has become a multifaceted artist throughout his career. Starting as an American rapper and growing into a record producer as well as an entrepreneur, Starting His own Label at 20 years old later partnering with T.E.K. to form Stink Up Entertainment in 2014. his ambition shows in his work. In his latest mixtape he uses all original beats from producers such as Pure Genius, Vybe, Reese On Da Beat, Legacey Villian and many more. - Hype Magazine


"New Mixtape alert HQ- H for Hierarchy"

The 13 track project is currently available for download. The mixtape features appearances from Luisa, Tek, and Majestik. H for Hierarchy (currently 800,000 downloads) is full of bass-dropping beats and infectious hooks; he’ll have you singing along to every chorus. With a style all his own and an ambition to succeed, you can’t help but put these tracks on replay. His flow mirrors a northern vibe, but he has proven to be multifaceted and incorporates some southern beats. In “H for Hierarchy” he discusses the traits that he admires most, loyalty, honesty, hard work, and a fast lifestyle. His productions use instruments, including the piano, to mix a lighter vibe with the hard-hitting bass. HQ is organized and fluid with his lyrics, making the transition between songs flawless. HQ’s new mixtape is the next big thing, the type of mixtape you ride out to. Be sure to keep up with HQ new music. - thisis50.com


"50 cent says H.Q. is hip hop biggest new star"

Visit Jack thriller website for full story - jackthriller.com


"HQ drops hella dope mixtape"

Bringing you the best hip hop has to offer - superindykings.com


"HQ gets 5 stars on paperchase"

One of the best mixtapes outta new York in a long time. - paperchasedotcom.com


"HQ releases new single Go deeper"

“I was raised on music,” writes the rapper. “Music set the tone of my house growing up. I could always tell what kind of mood my parents were in based off the music they played. I used to watch the Video Music Box with my dad as a kid. I loved music videos. I used to sneak and rap all the songs in the mirror with a brush. I mean I knew every word to every song then. It became part of who I am.”

The brush was replaced by a mic before too long, but not before HQ cut his teeth in real competition. He writes of this, “I used to rap battle, then in high school I started a group called Lotto Family. That’s when I knew that I was born to travel the world performing my music.” - sonicmashmusic.com


"H.Q. drops H4H"

The 13 track project is currently available for download. H for Hierarchy (currently 800,000 downloads) is full of bass-dropping beats and infectious hooks; He’ll have you singing along to every chorus. With a style all his own and an ambition to succeed, you can’t help but put these tracks on replay. His flow mirrors a northern vibe, but he has proven to be multifaceted and incorporates some southern beats. In “H for Hierarchy” he discusses the traits that he admires most, loyalty, honesty, hard work, and a fast lifestyle. His productions use instruments, including the piano, to mix a lighter vibe with the hard-hitting bass. HQ is organized and fluid with his lyrics, making the transition between songs flawless. Be sure to keep up with HQ new music - world wide mixtapes


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Still working on that hot first release.

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Featured in XXL 2015 Freshman Class issue Lance Gibbs better known as HQ is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur from New York, New York. He is the CEO of Still Young Records, which he started in February 2010.  His “H for Hierarchy” LP, which is hosted by Coast2CoastMixtapes, has been downloaded more than 800,000 times and still counting. HQ currently lives in Atlanta, GA.

The singer and songwriter of hip hop music known as HQ has released his latest single, “Go Deeper.” The track is the first single from his popular LP mixtape, “H for Hierarchy,” which appeared on the DatPiff website in July of 2015. HQ’s Smooth, slick, and bringing dropped bass measurable in sheer tonnage, “Go Deeper” by HQ is listed number 1 on atl top 20.

HQ has cited as main artistic influences many of today’s most popular legends of the scene, such as Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and Eminem, as well as titans of the old school like the Fugees, Tupac Shakur, and the Notorious B.I.G.. ditionally, HQ also cites reggae demigod Bob Marley and, in his own words, “hip-hop culture is me. I love it.”

As with most music from HQ, “Go Deeper” is a track with a solid theme and positive message. This extends throughout the “H for Hierarchy” LP mixtape, as well.

“The message of my album is be yourself,” HQ writes. “Appreciate and enjoy life. Also: stay hungry, even when your belly full.”

This last proverb is an excellent example of the kinds of wit with which the rapper laces his urban poetry. Every track on “H for Hierarchy,” and especially “Go Deeper,” is a song written with deliberation in its every rhyme and line. This comes as no surprise, however, considering HQ’s long experience in sound.

“I was raised on music,” writes the rapper. “Music set the tone of my house growing up. I could always tell what kind of mood my parents were in based off the music they played. I used to watch the Video Music Box with my dad as a kid. I loved music videos. I used to sneak and rap all the songs in the mirror with a brush. I mean I knew every word to every song then. It became part of who I am.

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