Showing posts with label Quent. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quent. Show all posts

Monday, November 11, 2013

[Music Video] Quent Young - "Hippy Chick (S&GH)" + 'The Dream State' [New Mixtape]

The Port representative and Gs staple Quent Young is easily one of the freshest emcees representing my hometown of Charlotte, NC. After building his repertoire with Conscious Thoughts, The Basquiat & Laid Back, it's clear Quent has found the best Southern-laced sound for his distinctly deep delivery on The Dream State.

Stream + download The Dream State after the jump, and check out the visuals for the catchy yet mellow standout, "Hippy Chick" featuring Nandi JOAL.

Directed by Lone Ranger Productions

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quent Young - "Laid Back EP"

Since G.U.E. is officially back and ready to takeover the world once again, what better way to start off than with a site favorite?

In conjunction with The Port and Sophisticated Genius, NC's own Quent Young presents his latest EP titled Laid Back.
I believe that with this mixtape I stayed true to my "Laid Back" demeanor, with a soulful mix of samples and introspective lyrics I combine real life situations both good and bad with stories that everyone can relate too. I feel that with the EP I made music that is very cohesive yet not repetitive, as each track has its own feel and emotions to it. The EP is set up so that it starts with more of a light hearted feel but the further you get into the tape the more personal the music becomes and eventually brightens back up towards the end. This is done intentionally so that the listener can feel as though their growing with me thoughout the EP.

Hourglass Faves: "In Love With You," "Intro," "Done Changed," "City Lights," "She Say I"

Download: Quent Young - Laid Back EP (Mediafire)

Hit the jump for a look at the creative process behind Laid Back!

Monday, April 23, 2012

QuenT x NiGE HOOD - The Basquiat (Sampler) [FreEP]

NC emcees and GUE favorites QuenT and NiGE HOOD have been working hard on their collaborative project The Basquiat, and decided to share 7 of the EP's tracks as a sampler of what's to come. Check out "Choices," one of my favorites, below, and hit the jump to download The Basquiat sampler.

Monday, April 16, 2012

QuenT & NiGE HOOD - Basquiat [Album Trailer]

NCCU Cypher emcees QuenT and NiGE HOOD have joined forces for their new EP--or should I say work of art--The Basquiat. Watch the album trailer for The Basquiat below, which shows the two Charlotte bred rappers taking a break from the mic and enriching themselves in the local culture of art galleries and bookstores.

Previously: NCCU Cypher 3 With QuenT, NiGE HOOD, Los Angel & More [VIDEO]

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

NCCU Cypher 3 With Quent, Nige Hood, Los Angel & More [VIDEO]

The homie Lone Ranger came through with yet another installment of his NCCU Cypher series, which showcases the lyrical sensibilities of North Carolina Central's best emcees. Nige Hood and GUE favorite Quent return to the spotlight for the third cypher, but share their shine with Los AngelYung GameDefacto Thezpian, who each show off some quoteworthy material. Watch North Carolina hip hop in it's pure form below!

Shot by Lone Ranger & SirMPTV
Produced by Kevin McCloskey aka Black Pearl

Who really killed the cypher? Hit up the comments and let me know what you think!


Friday, March 2, 2012

Quent & J. Spells - Conscious Thoughts, Vol. 1 [New Mixtape]

Since today officially kicks off J. Cole's Dreamville Weekend in Fayetteville, I figured it's the perfect to bring some more North Carolina shine to G.U.E.!

It's been a while since an R&B singer and an emcee have come together for a full project but duo Quent and J. Spells do it with ease. Although both have the ability to make music to rock to at a party, they decided to go a different route on their new project Conscious Thoughts. Flowing over Outkast classics "Spottieottiedopaliscious" and "Black Ice" on the first two tracks, they provide the perfect introduction.  Enjoy the mixtape below, and hit the jump to check out their video to "Sky High," which was directed by my friend Keith Eason!

Download: Quent & J. Spells - Conscious Thoughts [New Mixtape]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Who Dat? Who Dat? NCCU Cyphers

For me, the best thing about Hip Hop is discovering raw, new talent before they've reached their full potential. Luckily, my home state of NC has plenty right down the highway.  Roll with me to North Carolina Central University in Durham and see the talent that this school has to offer.

Watch below to see what Izzo TV, The Bad Guy, Quent, Jizzle P, E.R.A. & Nige Hood bring to the table when rhyming off the top to an instrumental of an AJ Padgett track sampling Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth's classic  "They Reminisce Over You!"

Hit the jump to see the original NCCU Cypher starring Nige Hood, Izzo TV & Quent!
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