Qwiet

Qwiet

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandHip HopR&B

Hope. Happiness. Hip-hop. Welcome to the Revolution.

Biography

I had one of those press-kit ready bios on here with all kinds of fancy wordplay about "head-nodding beats, thought-provoking lyrics laden with keen insights and sleek metaphors...", but I decided to take it off. Let me tell you my real bio - the real reason I'm doing this.

Every time I turn on the TV, I see something that makes me sick. Every time I check the "hip-hop" radio stations, I hear something that makes me sick. It's not just mainstream rap, it's everything. I can't watch a single skit on Saturday Night Live without being assaulted with sexual innuendo and foul language. There are no more musicians on "music television", only sex artists (they are not selling music anymore, they're selling sex). I can't even watch network television without seeing the same things.

The sad thing is, all these things can be so beautiful. Hip-hop music can be so beautiful, yet they make it ugly. Television has such great potential for entertainment and education. I've seen some beautiful videos on MTV, but they only play them for a 24-hour period after a tragedy like 9/11, then it's right back to videos about thongs/jewelry/shaking something or inane shows about how it's cool for teenagers to be promiscuous. What a wonderful chance they all have to make something good and show it to the world, yet they all resort to crudeness and sex, appealing to the lowest common denominator in our society to make more money. And thus, the cycle continues.

I make music to break that cycle. It's the only way I know how. I want to show people that life doesn't have to be that way, that they don't have to be trapped in The Great Deception that is our society. I want to let people know that life can be beautiful. What a wonderful chance we all have to be great. To be happy. To be free. That's what "Rhyme + Revolution" is all about.

Discography

"The Meridian of Rhyme" CD (2011) Cambrian Soul Records
"Return With Honor" CD (2007) Cambrian Soul Records
"Rhyme + Revolution" CD (2004) Cambrian Soul Records