Tha Black Order
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Tha Black Order

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Q.Z. took home Best male rap artist of the Year at the National Music Awards in Biloxi, MS. He beat out 8 other Nominees in his category, and gave a heartfelt speech. - The National Music Awards

J-5ive was nominated for best male Vocalist of the year, but fell short by a couple of Votes. He was very proud for the opportunity to be nominated, and grateful for the nomination! - The National Music Awards.

Q.Z. and J-5ive did a feature track "Change Ya Life" on Dj-Hi-Ko's "Def Day" Mixtape in Japan. The mixtape featured Artist such as Webbz, Flo-rida, and Ace Hood and other various artist. Available on itunes and - Links Entertainment 2008

Tha Black Order worked with Newly signed Producers"Tha Track Pros" on their upcoming album. Look for the track soon! - Def Jam records

Tha Black Order recently landed a huge publishing and Joint venture production deal with German based label UniqueSound Ent.LLC. Tha Black Order worked with various UniqueSound producers on their upcoming album currently self titled. One of the lead singles off the album is called "U Bad" which was produced by up and coming UniqueSound producer Sean Sparks! Keep Ya ears open for more hot music from Tha Black Order! - UniqueSound Ent/Amerikan Dream Music Group LLC

J-5ive and Q.Z. were featured in the Vibe Magazine for The Blackplanet Artist of the month. They were the first ever chosen for this article. - Vibe Magazine March 2007 issue

Q.Z. and J-5ive were feature in the Mississippi Gulf Coast Oberver in the "Artist Spotlight". - Observer August 2008 issue

Q.Z. and J-5ive had an in depth interview to air on Wlox news. It delt with bringing the music back after Hurricane Katrina. The Plight and the struggle. - Wlox news Broadcasting station


Lp-Q.Z.-Know Me B4 U Judge Me-2005

Lp J-5ive-Street Gentleman-2006



Tha Black Order consist of two artist, Q.Z. which is the Hip-Hop side, and J-5ive, which is the R&B side. Q.Z. encountered all the hardships any young and devious teenager does. His life soon changed when he found a way out by making beats for child hood friends in Biloxi, MS. One day he wrote a song and everyone raved over it and said he you should try hip-hop too. His main objective is to touch many people with his music, and bring the industry what he feels is "missing" right now "good music for the public." Q.Z. Has encountered many ups and downs in his 23 years of life. Recently in December of last year he lost his 1st cousin, whom was like a brother to him to police brutality in the county prison. Before that tragedy occurred, Q.Z. was unfortunatly a part of the worst Natural disater in history,Hurricane Katrina. Q.Z. and his family, lost everything in the storm, but he did not loose his drive and passion for the music. He and fellow Group Member continued to record even with no place to stay. Now that's what you call determination. Throughout it all, Q.Z. has kept his head up high and beliefs in Gods hands. Only 23 years old, he's already made the Vibe Magazine, with his fellow group mate, J-5ive, Shot an independent video, interviewed by ample radio stations, and radio spins in Germany. Q.Z. is a real fan of real Hip-Hop, and shuns "disposable music". He believes Music is timeless and should be recorded in a timeless fashion. He's already had an album under his belt entitled "Know Me B4 u Judge" which sold over 5,000 copies on the internet and in Mississippi alone. Q.Z. was an Co-C.E.O. of Black Key Entertainment LLC, in which he and J-5ive and a few others started in legally in 2004. So as you see, he isn't just a rapper, he's a producer, songwriter, engineer, arranger, C.E.O. and artist. He wears many shoes, but he fits them all very comfortably! "I'm just in love with music and the whole process of creating it" says Q.Z. But one things for sure, things young entrepreneur shoots for the stars, and rarely misses. His Influences are mainly "real hip-hop artist like Jay-Z, Nas, and Rahkim.

Joshua "J-5ive" Leonard is an accomplished singer and songwriter. In the fall of 2005, the 25 year old from Biloxi, Mississippi was left homeless after the devastation of hurricane Katrina. The temporary setback was heart wrenching, but it did not stop him from pursuing his dream. Since then, J-5ive has caught the eye of many of the industry's top entertainers and labels with his underground singles "Love you for the 1st time" and "I'm feelin' you." But J-5ive's talents don't stop there. He is regarded as the "TOTAL PACKAGE" because of his ability to incorporate hip-hop dance routines into his music performances. J-5ive's singing ability has been compared to Jamie Foxx, and his dancing ability to that of Ginuwine, Michael Jackson, and Omarion. Although the 25 year old likes to sing R&B, he would rather sing over rap and hip-hop beats. Born in Dade County, raised in Maryland, he has a personal preference for hip-hop music. He'd much rather sing a love song over a rap beat. Not your average singer, but he has the looks and the body to take the industry by storm. In addition, he has been featured in popular magazines such as BlackPlanet News, Street Report, and VIBE magazine, earning him and his label mate Q.Z opening acts for major artists "Chopper" & "DJ UNK." He has written and sang hooks for various R&B and hip-hop artists as well. As one half of the new duo, "THA BLACK ORDER", J-5ive and Q.Z have their upcoming album in the works with plans fall of 2009. The album has many different major producers on it to give it a real hip-hop type of sound.

The Name Black Order represents the "Order" they guys want to restore order back to the music industry. A lot of music sounds the same, so the guys want to bring music back to it's roots and essence, thus restoring "Order" back to Hip-Hop and R&B