Q now joins a roster that includes the likes of J. Cole, Belly, Vic Mensa and many more. With a knack for melody and strikingly ruthless bars, the rapper’s artistry should make him a strong contributor to the Roc.
Now, Q’s gearing up to drop off 100 Keys, a new EP with Zaytoven, whom Q has been working with a for a while now. In last week’s edition of XXL‘s The Break, the 21-year-old rapper dropped off “Not Playin,” a strip club anthem that marks a departure from the more straightforward, street tunes he usually supplies.
Speaking with XXL, Q made it clear that working with other artists from the DMV was near the top of his priority list.
“Something I did, I think [that stands out is] I work with everybody in my city,” he explained at the time. “Like Fat Trel, Shy Glizzy, Wale—that don’t happen where I’m from. That just don’t happen. People don’t work together. It’s a lot of hate out there. I’m the first one that did it. I worked with everybody, I linked up with everybody, I don’t got no problems with nobody, like—it’s all love. So I think that’s a standout moment because you can’t even get nobody to do that in our city.”
Watch Q’s new visual for “Not Playin” below.
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