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Qwote

Miami Beach, Florida, United States

Miami Beach, Florida, United States
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"VannDigiNet Interview: @Qwote"

When you hear about Miami label Slip-N-Slide Records, names such as: Trick Daddy, Trina, & Rick Ross usually come to mind. But Haiti-born and NY/Miami-raised Pop/R&B singer Qwote might not be a name that rolls off the tongue when Slip-N-Slide Records is mentioned.


Qwote's first big break came when he started working on Trina's album with Final Cut Music Group owner, producer Steve Obas, who's been advising and mentoring Qwote's career from start to present. Vann Digital Networks waxes poetic with Qwote to get to know him as a person, his future projects, and some more and some more.


Vann Digital Networks: Who is Qwote?


Qwote: Qwote is an R&B/Pop singer and songwriter.


Vann Digital Networks: How does it feel to be signed to a label that introduced the world to artists such as: Trick Daddy, Trina, Rick Ross, Plies, etc?


Qwote: It's an honor. Big shoes to fill but I'm very confident I will continue the legacy of great music coming out of Slip-N-Slide.


Vann Digital Networks: When is your next album dropping? What projects are you currently working on?


Qwote: My album is projected to drop in 2012 and I'm currently working on promoting the new singles, "I Want You" featuring Rick Ross and "Throw Your Hands Up" featuring Pitbull.


Vann Digital Networks: Any interests outside music?


Qwote: Paintball...I gets it innnn!!! LOL


More info on Qwote at his website.


Also peep the Slip-N-Slide social network, Slip-N-Slide World, if you can. - Van Digital


"Urban Buzz Magazine-Qwote"

Qwote doesn’t want to fight, he just want’s to make music.

Qwote is not afraid of being adventurous stepping out with his new single “I Don’t Wanna Fight” hitting radio stations everywhere. Qwote feels a sense of purpose with his upcoming album “Qwote UnQwote.” This is a distinguished unusually cohesive project for Qwote. He is signed to 2 labels and a promotion team. Qwote is developing his sound. Allowing every experience to enrich and deepen through each song.

Qwote is preparing for his CD release with a chart toping hit “I Don’t Wanna Fight.” We had the pleasure of speaking with him about music.

UBM: Who is Qwote?

Q: Qwote is a R&B/Pop songwriter. I got the name from hanging out in the barber shop. I’m known for always giving the facts and telling the truth.

UBM: Did you write or produce for this album?

Q: Yes, I wrote, “I Want You,” “Throw Your Hands Up,” “Man I Am” and “I Don’t Wanna Fight” to name a few.

UBM: What influences you to write songs?

Q: I was inspired to write by the lost of my mom. I picked the pen and pad up as early as 13 years old. I lost her when I was 5 years old. It was a hard time for me then. The first song I wrote was to a young lady I had crush on. She knows about it.

UBM: Beside the collaborations with Rick Ross, and Trina. What makes a song a hit song?

Q: I did a lot of street promotions and promoting in the clubs. People knew me from the song I wrote for Trina titled “Phone Sex.” This helped in creating a buzz and “I Don’t Wanna Fight” took off. I feel a song is a hit when it moves you emotionally, goose bumps; cry etc. I feel that is what makes a hit song.

UBM: How well grounded are you to sing love songs and not get caught up in the hype?

Q: Very grounded, I live in a bubble of music. When I write a love song it is part of my life and of course some of it is for entertainment. Most of it is personal or something I’ve been through.

UBM: Beside singing what other talents are you fluent in such as acting, sports or cooking?

I cook very well. I was on my own since 16 years old and I had to learn how to cook. There is only so much takeout food you can eat. So, I say, I cook very well. If not music I could be a chef.

UBM: Nice, What can we expect from the album “Qwote UnQwote,”

Q: Expect a lot of love songs and dance songs. There is a story line from the beginning to the end and each song plays it out.

UBM: Do you have a favorite inspirational Quote?

Q: My grandma would say to me as a young man and I kept it; “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” and “treat people the way you would like them to treat you.” I learned later it was in the bible.

UBM: Good for grandma to plant biblical principles. Much needed in this entertainment business. How do you come up with titles for your songs? or Are you just in the right now or do you consider the longevity?

Q: After I write the music. I can come up with a song title. That’s pretty much the way it happens. As far as longevity, I have a few songs that I believe will be around for a while. “Man I Am,” “Roses,” and “I Want You.” I feel these songs will be on rotation 5 years from now. Each of these songs has substance love and caring. Something we all can relate to.

UBM: Good stuff. You are signed to a multiple situation. How much control do you have in your creativity?

Q: Right now I have 70% of what goes out. It’s a fight but eventually we come to an agreement that works. So far all is well and everybody is on the same page.

UBM: This industry is changing and promoting music has an open door but sales are the question. So, what do you feel will make your Cd a seller.

Q: My ability to connect with the people through my music. If people like your music they are going to buy it. I hope they will relate to my songs and enjoy the album creating sales.

UBM: I have seen artists pushed and market to the hilt. Then you don’t hear from them anymore. What do you have in place, to make sure you are able to do what you enjoy singing and performing. Have you thought about that?

Q: I have a team that believes in me. I learned from past experience not to depend on the label solely. I put in work for myself. It’s me that is out there singing. If I want it as a career, I have to put in my share of work. You can’t just wait on others. You are the product.

UBM: As an artist, one who can have a great influence to make change. What community activity or causes are dear to your heart?

Q: I work a lot with Haiti recovery efforts. I am from Haiti and they are going through a lot. I try my best to stay active within my Haitian community.

UBM: That’s good. Well congratulation on the success of your single “I Don’t Wanna Fight.” We are looking forward to the album “Qwote UnQwote,” I hope it will be one we all enjoy and sing along too. Let the readers know how they can keep up with you.

Q: People can visit my website Qwote.net, Qwote/facebook and @Qwote twitter. It is really me responding on twitter.

UBM: I’m glad to hear that you have a great team behind you. I would like to say thank you, to my brother William Reinhart for the connection. Qwote, I wish you all the best and thanks for being so honest and more important thanks for being an Urban Buzz Magazine Key Player. - Urban Buzz Magazine


"Qwote-I Want You ft. Rick Ross"

Exclusive Interview

Tell us about where you are from and how you got to this position today.
I was born in haiti, raised in long island ny and miami fl….I wanna say I got to this position by grinding hard and never stopping…I believed and still believe in me!

Tell us more about the current song you are promoting to everyone.
The songs I’m promoting are throw your hands up with Pitbull and Lucenzo a huge worldwide record which originally was a portuguese and latin record and now I made an english version and the world is gravitating to it extremely well. We have just picked up germany,france,australia,sweden,italy,south africa,jamaica,haiti,china radio stations along with the us which we’ve had already the support of. Also the new record I want you with Rick ross. Currently 50 radio stations are playing this record and we are picking more stations every week. This record is doing great. Its a touch of rick ross ,me ,producer Cash hits and the late great Michael jackson!

What are you currently working on and what can we expect to see?
At this moment I’m wrapping up a compilation mixtape with Pitbull and other artist. We plan to release this mixtape on 11-11-11. Expect a huge pop/rnb attack on the industry. This album will have the greatest pop artist of today on it!

Tell us about one of the hardest challenges you had to face in the industry?
I thought it was getting a deal but in reality its gaining the respect of your peers. You gotta remember your walking into an industry where everyone has their camp of people they deal with already!

What was one of the biggest set backs in your career and how did you bounce back?
One of the biggest set backs was me and Jive records having to go our separate ways. We just couldn’t compromise on the vision. However I never let anything tear me down. I worked harder with my team and we were able to get a new situation with Ultra records along with two big singles. Life is great!

What are some things artists need to be careful of?
Negativity..stay away from it and don’t lose focus. Don’t stop working

What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?
Read your contracts carefully. Ask questions. Never settle on one record always continue to record as much as possible. This industry is always changing so stay ahead of it…..and last but not least, never wait on the label to make a move! Never!

What are the best ways to sell your products as an artist?
On line,at shows,i-tunes.

What is one of your favorite ways to promote yourself and your music?
My favorite way is online such as my website www.qwote.net,youtube,facebook,and twitter. Gotta use those popular social networks. They work!

Where can people visit you?
www.qwote.net, facebook/qwoteslipandslide, twitter/@qwote and go on youtube and check out all my music…also itunes! - WWS Magazine Feature


Discography

http://youtu.be/N_0DvP-0EHI (Qwote vs Beyonce)
http://youtu.be/cp0zCNQViEk (Throw Your Hands Up Video)
http://youtu.be/cfNAZTA1w6g (“I Want You” Featuring Rick Ross)
http://omg.ly/8FaY ("HI RIHANNA" (CLEAN)
http://omg.ly/l1Vl (QWOTE "LOVE YOUR LIPS" MIXTAPE)
http://omg.ly/j3MZ (QWOTE F. PITBULL "SAME SHIT" (CLEAN)

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Bio

Who is Qwote? Qwote is an R&B/Pop singer and songwriter born in Haiti and raised in Long Island, New York and Miami, FL. His stage name was created in his younger days by barbers due to the fact he quoted everyone in the shop. Qwote’s biggest influences in the music industry include Michael Jackson, R Kelly, Sam Cooke, and the Isley Brothers. He is an extremely humble, down to earth, and spiritual young man that has embraced the sounds of music since he was twelve resulting in him becoming an artist himself.