Undoubtedly one of the original pioneers of ‘homo-hop’ and an outstanding contributor to LGBT music, QBoy returned to his throne with his crown firmly fixed in place with his latest visual EP; ‘QING’ (pronounced ‘KING’).
Throughout his latest musical offering, QBoy exercises inexorable creative flair and incisive lyricism to broach the sort of subjects that mainstream media outlets are too afraid to touch. From the playful and humourous reflection of Grindr culture and all-round bulge appreciation in the trap happy ‘Show Me Your Deck’ to the darker-side of hook-up apps and relationships in the Los Angeles shot ‘Set It Up’, QBoy proves with this quintet of tracks that he can bring his famous Latin fire to even the darkest of subject matter.
Led with the highly polished Game of Thrones inspired weed-smokers trap anthem ‘DragOn’ the project also features old skool garage flavoured ‘Music Makes Us Dance’, and an energetic reboot of M’s 1979 pop classic, ‘Pop Muzik’, which took prime position on Tom Robinson’s Introducing... Saturday night playlist on BBC 6 Music.
Deluxe Edition Visual E.P.
REMIXES DON'T COUNT
Continuing the trend of rappers releasing mixtapes with new flows over samples and borrowed beats, QBoy used this sophomore release as a loophole to release his groundbreaking anti-bullying anti-homophobia track 'A Deal With God' which was based on 1985 Kate Bush smash 'Running Up That Hill'
EVEN THE WOMEN LIKE HIM
Groundbreaking in every sense this self-created 6 track E.P. was recorded in 2002 and 2003 and released in January 2004 to much acclaim. With no record label, agent or management and no financial backing, QBoy caused more than a ripple with his sexually direct lyrics and big dick energy both on wax and on stage. 'Gay Rapper' was the tag and QBoy ran with it. This debut was supported by 2 videos 'Quarter Life Crisis' which also featured 'Bent Spittin' and later a new mix of 'Q.B.O.Y. (Is Just So Fly)' was shot in NYC.
PHAT FAMILY COMPILATIONS
(2002 / 2003)
When QBoy first started to record, he did so with rapper Ill-Form and scratch DJ MistaMaker and they called themselves Q-Form. The first 2 tracks they recorded in 2001 'Dirty Dirty' and '3 Different Stories' went on to feature on the very first queer hip hop compilation CDs released on Phat Family Records; 'Phat Family Vol 1 - The Dozens' and 'Phat Family Vol 2 - Down 4 The Swerve' (incorrectly listed as 'Q-Formed')