Q.G.

Q.G.

BandHip HopR&B

Q.G and Shackled Down Productions are a hot new force in the Hip Hop and Rap game. We are from the Mid West but our sound is Bicostal meaning are style takes on whatever an however we feel at the time of production. We can be downsouth, east cost, west cost, how ever you want it we got it.

Biography

Q.G. Shackled Down Productions P.O. Box 582 Circleville Oh, 43113 (740)-248-1763

Biography

Originally inspired by Run DMC, close friends, and family, Q.G. entered the entertainment world at the young age of 12. He began his career by singing in the church choir. He later joined his school choir and band were he began to learn how to play the saxophone and drums.
In 1993, Q.G. left the music world to go to college and prepare for unexpected but welcomed fatherhood. Q.G. remained in the music industry purely as a socialite, and built many working relationships with several MC's, DJ's and Producers. Staying with his god given talents he studied and mastered his musical skills. Through the inspiration of fellow M.C.'s, Q.G. soon began plotting the re-emergence of his career. In 2003, he started his own record label called, Shackled Down Productions (www.myspace.com/qgsdp) to help publish and release his own material. Through hard work and an unbreakable spirit, Q.G. developed a heavy buzz on the local circuit as the most anticipated yet unheard MC in the local game.
With his underground sound yet commercial appeal, Q.G worked steadily to provide local mix tape and compilation DJ's with his work. With the local buzz behind him and a hunger that needed to be feed, Q.G. released his first solo CD entitled: Unpackaged Product. The freshmen CD got great reviews, but fell short of success due to poor finances and distribution. Yearning for success, he took a step back and began focusing on the business aspect of the game.
Six months later he immerged with a phenomenal yet fresh sound that was sure to be hot. Still unable to acquire the appropriate funding, he began hustling the CD in the streets, outside of clubs, and on the Internet. In January of 2005 the Promotion Company Mic Masters, out of Cleveland Ohio, caught wind of the hard-hitting CD on www.CDbaby.com.
Through e-mails and phone conferences they began discussing possible promotional strategies to get the CD more exposure. With a unified vision they started dispersing promotional material through out the streets of Cleveland. After igniting an interest in the public they staged several local store appearances. This showed demand for the product and more of Q.G. which prompted several live performances that included show openings for such well known artists like, Bobby Valentino (Def Jam South), Ray Cash (Ghet-O-Vision, Columbia) and appearances by Cleveland DJ, Joey Fingaz's
Most recently Q.G. has been focusing his strengths as a performance artist lending his talents to the TV & Radio world via live talk show’s and performances. He aired on Adelphia TV Stations regional program entitled: Cleveland’s Rhyme & Rhythm, which aired his 30-minute performance, Live at the Robin’s Nest. He also did a live Radio interview show for WCSB 89.3, Urban Lullabies Hosted by DJ-A, and most recently NC Stars, a internet radio show for up and coming artist.
Some of his upcoming projects include the release of the highly anticipated album: Q.G. The Ressurection, and Shackled Down Prod. Presents: MixTape Murda Vol 2 Street Corner Justice. He attributes his strength to move forward in his career to his family, friends, and fans. His talent has been compared to the likes of Eric Sermen and Bun-B -which he says "...is the utmost of compliments to be even be put in a similar category".

Contact info: shackleddownpro@yahoo.com or sdpmusic75@yahoo.com

Discography

Q.G.
Unpackaged Product
Released 2003

Q.G.
Hav'en Major Things
Released 2004/2005

Shackled Down Productions Presents
MixTape Murda
Released 2006

Shackled Down Productions Presents
Turn it up Vol. 1 DVD
Released 2006

Shackled Down Productions Presents
MixTape Murda Vol. 2
Street Corner Justice
Released 2007

Q.G.
The Resurrection
Released 2007

Set List

MY set list consist of and Intro and then 5 to 8 songs
My set List depends on the club and crowd.
I do one (1) set and my set last anywere from 15min to 25mins
I do one cover song to get the crowd into the show then I go straight into my set.