Young Quay

Young Quay

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Young, talented and gifted artist who speaks, writes, and lives real life events as a former soldier and a civilian. Write and produce music that others can get inspiration and excitement from the message I convey in each song.

Biography

YOUNG QUAY
Real American Soldier


In a time were rappers overuse phrases like “We going to war” and “I’m a soldier”, Arqualius Stevenson really is a former U.S. Army Soldier. Known as Young Quay, the southern bred rap artist from the streets of Magnolia, Arkansas is bringing a fresh vibe to today’s hip hop swag. “Every fan wants an artist whom they can relate to, someone who’s been around; and I’m that artist”, states Young Quay. Being surrounded by a mixture of cultures in the military, He is definitely qualified to address a variety of real life issues. The experiences that came from meeting individuals all across the world, has contributed to his lyrical creativity.
In 1997, Young Quay began rapping, and formed a group with his hometown friends called D.R.C. As his musical career moved slowly, he found his self spending more time getting in trouble than rapping. He quickly realized that he needed to make a change in his life to become a more productive man in society. From 1999 to June of 2008, he chose to serve his country in United States Army. After serving in Bosnia, fighting in Iraq, guarding the border in New Mexico, and assisting with the Hurricane Katrina relief, one would have thought that Young Quay would come home and rest.

In November of 2008, Level 1 Records combined with Street Hot to release and promote his first official single, “Do Ya Thang” (featuring Oak Cliff Assassin). The song received heavy club and radio play in Texarkana, Tyler, El Paso, Killeen, Odessa, and Little Rock, Arkansas. The momentum has carried over into 2009. Along with appearing on the smash single by Casper & Blaccout, “Hit The Dorthy”, he co-produced the track with Louisiana producer, Whodie Slim Onda Beat. Young Quay’s second single, “Gone Do It” (Whodie Slimm) is already burning up the internet, clubs, and radio. To increase the exposure, he is customizing personal versions for D.J.’s and fans to have their own copy with their name in all three verses of the song. “My drive and determination,” says Arquailus, “is motivated by my family.” He is also on two other songs out now that are getting hot as well, “Uncle Charles” (Mettaforic) and “Lex Luga” (U.T.G. & Nutcase).

Young Quay has already headlined on major Street Hot DJ’s events; and opened for popular rap artists, Trae, Z-Ro, Tum Tum, The Eastside Boys, Supastar and Lil Keke. His past performances, plus consistant club and radio play, has definitely increased his fan base. On Veterans’ Day, November 11th, Young Quay will release “My Hero”; a single dedicated to all past and current U.S. Soldiers. His debut album, Do ‘Em Bad, will arrive soon.
From the battlefield to the studio,
Arqualius “Young Quay” Steveson is a Real American Soldier!

Discography

Do Ya Thang- streaming and radio airplay
Gone Do IT- streaming and radio airplay

Set List

Do Ya Thang and Gone Do It