Q.G. earned his nickcame QuietGunz in the Metro NYC area due to his laid back character and his proven ability to murder tracks, rock shows and dominate cyphers. Hailing from the mean streets of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a nation plagued by violence, poverty and corruption, Q.G. recalls turning to music in search of a safe haven to escape the harsh reality of his surroundings. As a youth, he was influenced by Racine, a traditional haitian music with strong african roots, and began learning rhyming patterns by mimicking Reggae artists in the early 90's such as Shabba Ranks...
As a youth, he was influenced by Racine, a traditional haitian music with strong african roots, and began learning rhyming patterns by mimicking Reggae artists in the early 90's such as Shabba Ranks, Buju Banton and Bounty Killer. He quickly picked up rap music after one of his older cousins having got deported from the states brought him dozen of rap mixtapes and CD's. Ironically the two were soon to exchange places, as Q.G.'s father relocated the family to the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, then shortly settled in Spring Valley, 20 miles north of NYC.
The transition, one of the major event in his life, was like a breath of fresh air. The begining of something new. With eight years of military service in the Marines, a way of paying his dues to uncle Sam, Q.G. a now avid rapper/producer is determined to use his hard learned life lessons to make his impact as a rapper. Using a military approach that symbolizes his stage name and a do-it-all-yourself attitude, Q.G. redefines the true meaning of an independant artist. His first order of business was to put out his self-produced, self-designed promo project "Quietgunz: Silent but Deadly".
A big fan of AZ, Kool G Rap, Rakim, Mos Def, Wyclef, Black Thought, Q.G. makes it a point to carry the traditions of all the great lyricists that have come before him. A firm believer of the term quality over quantity, his 7 track project didn't take long to earn him respect and praise for his wordplay and musical talent. Q.G. managed to independantly secure shows, tours and distribution deals with over 30 digital retailers worldwide (Itunes, cdbaby, amazon, napster, rahpsody, emusic, nokia..). As QuietGunz prepares to release his second highly anticipated solo project "Trigga Muscle: A dedication to the troops and fallen warriors", To The Fallen Records (TTFR) an indie label who mainly focuses on promoting military musicians was quick to grab his first single :"What I carry (2Gunz)", to appear on its second Hip Hop Compilation CD titled "Hip Hop vol 2", which is currently distributed through Universal Music Group/Fontana.
When asked about his philosophy and purpose as a rapper, a 6'6" confident Q.G. firmly answers in his usual laid back tone:" Rap music started out as a voice for the oppressed. As long as the struggle continues to exist, the music will remain. Lyricism is becoming a lost art. My mission is to preserve that art. Welcome aboard!"