Renisha Marie: Who is TQ?
TQ: Terrance Quaites, Songwriter.
Renisha Marie: Tell the world about your new project.
TQ: New Album Legendary on iTunes NOW! I have a new single featuring Mystikal
called "BAD MAN" that's starting to get a little love on the radio.
Renisha Marie: What inspired your new album Legendary?
TQ: My life. I always write about the things I go through. I think it's the
best way to connect. We all go through a lot of the same things in different
ways. When I sing about those things it creates a reaction in people. When they
can relate to your substance you get fans for life... That's Legendary, doesn't
happen much these days.
Renisha Marie: How would you describe your music?
TQ: Reality R&B.
Renisha Marie: When did you know that music was what you wanted to do?
TQ: When all my friends got big and I stayed the same size. No more football
(Laugh out Loud).
Renisha Marie: What inspired your hot new single Bad Man?
TQ: Thanx! I had watched Shaft, Superfly, and a couple other Blaxploitation
films and I wanted to take it there. I'm a big Curtis Mayfield fan and I wanted
to do something that was over the top cool like him. Fresh gave me the perfect
beat for it.
Renisha Marie: What was your biggest opportunity in your music career?
TQ: Gaining back my catalog one-hundred percent. I wrote a lot of songs for a
lot of people. I own it all now.
Renisha Marie: What has been your biggest challenge?
TQ: Doing my music my way. I wanted to be as uncategorized as I could. People
think in genres so whenever I've gone against the grain of R&B and Hip Hop
it's hard for people to accept. Work in progress.
Renisha Marie: What makes your music stand out from other artist?
TQ: I don't think people really care about substance in music anymore. I
think my music means a whole different thing to my fans than other artists to
their fans. I want my music to be thought provoking... Still.
Renisha Marie: Tell Los Angeles what to expect from TQ in the near future.
TQ: My new video for "BAD MAN" drops soon. You guys are gonna love it. We
really took it there. Diamond smuggling, Feds on the tale, high speed car
chases, set in the 70's along with the costumes to match the period. It's very
creative. Looks more like a movie than a video...Catch me live all over the
place real soon too... Full band baby.
Renisha Marie: What advice do you have for up and coming artist?
TQ: Mind your paperwork.
If you are a bad man/woman and you know it then get out there and purchase
Legendary available on iTunes now! itunes.apple.com/us/album/legendary/id594861174
TQ made his dreams a reality and so can you. Step out of your box of limitations today