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Friday 25 February 2011

A-Q releases 3rd Single [Sold Out feat. Xtrim, Listen & Download] Published by DjLanre

A-Q’s government name is Gilbert Ubani and he has noted some of hip-hop pioneers as his influence – artists like Rakim, Jay-z, Notorious B.I.G, Nas and Talib Kwali among others. His hobbies range from basketball to chess and when asked why chess – he was quick to say “Every move is calculated and it has to be tactical, master the art of playing chess and you will be a champion in the industry”.

A-Q is one of the new faces currently tearing up the Hip-Hop industry in Nigeria. His first single {w} Rap Nigeria showed a rapper with wit, word play, and rhyme skills. This follow-up single ‘Things that we do’ is currently receiving heavy rotation on radio stations nationwide. His debut compilation CD ‘Listen and Overstand’ is currently being sold in music stores and on-line stores like iTunes, Amazon & CDBaby.

A-Q got initiated into the world of hip-hop in secondary school after hearing classic songs from Biggie, Jay-z, and Rakim and started rapping professionally in 1998. After six years of record label politics and industry antics, he finally decided to grab the bull by the horns and independently recorded and released his debut compilation CD.

The success of that album (which is currently gold under ground) caught the attention of alot of important people in the music industry, he has also independently released a mixtape  THE COMMISSION (The Maga Must Pay Mixtape) that featured members of the HALF LIFE ENTERTAINMENT – the mixtape also did well on the streets, all these effort caught the attention ofBeyoundspheres Records, however the contract was not good enough for him.

He was signed a contract with  PINK MYST PRODUCTIONS, a Canadian film company but presently signed to Hustle Inc where his offcial debut album - THE PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE was released in 2010.

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