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DeMarqus “D. Que” Qualls is a young talented singer and song writer from Missouri City,Texas a suburb outside of Houston that is known for talent. Armed with a great voice and an intense love for the art of music, he is catching the eyes of music lovers not only from the south, but across the country as well. He is setting the bar for music at a higher level with every vocal that is dropped and fans and critics alike have only been able to be mesmerized by his sound. Since the age of three D has been singing his heart out and his upbringing has a lot to do with both his skill and imminent success. Growing up literally in the church, seems to be the life of a typical young man raised in the south. From Sunday to Sunday D. Que’ was in church whether he wanted to be there or not. Surrounded by the powerful faith driven music in church, D has set out to deliver that same energy to listeners. The Houston native is no stranger to pain and turmoil, which is what lead him to the microphone in the first place. He has been able to creatively use negative energy to his advantage when creating songs. D uses his music to escape and has been writing hard hitting lyrics since the age of seven. As a child the songs seemed to be mere bedtime stories and lullabies. Yet, over the years his music has evolved into something much greater. With his aunt being the youth director for the church, D basically had no choice but to get involved. It was at that point that he went full force with his
music and at the age of 13 he decided to be a music artist. Despite the fact that D’s career was birthed in the church, his style has not been limited to only one sound. In fact, D. Que has been thrilling listeners with a very unique sound that is comprised of R&B, Hip Hop, and Soul. With the addition of three different music genres to his repertoire, D is proving to be different to say the very least. Like any other artist in the game, their upbringing and the music that they listened to as a child, weighs heavily on the type of material that they create. In D.Que’s case he was exposed to two different sounds as a child. Not only was he getting a Gospel feel from church, but his father was a major fan of old school Soul; while his mother had a love for R&B. Plus, being from Houston casted D into the realm of Hip Hop as well. Houston has a rich history in Hip Hop and pioneers such as DJ Screw and Scarface influence many artists from the area. Essentially, in D.Que’s case he could not simply bring R&B and Soul to the table without Hip Hop, sense it is deeply immersed in the Houston culture. Not only is D influenced by Hip Hop legends, but he also is heavily influenced by Mary J. Blige for her realness, Lil’ Mo for her ability to use god and persevere, Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliot for her creativity and skill, Monica for her struggle, and Carl Thomas and Dave Hollister for their creation of a personal identity. With influences such as these and inspiration from the church, D is able to have variation in his music. Also, he is able to reach listeners in different ways than most male artists do. It is that reason alone that sets D apart from the rest of the competition. D strives to have his listeners learn that life’s struggles make you who you are. D has always felt that not enough artists touch upon real subject matter, which is why his music is so personally based. He uses his music to inform listeners about his struggles in hopes that they can learn from them so they won’t have to experience the same issues. D is constantly thinking outside of the box with his material and it is evident with every word that touches the hearts of his listeners. By putting God first, D is able to touch a listener’s soul as well as feed it with great music. Ideas such as love, knowing who you are, loving yourself, keeping hope, facing ones journey of life, women keeping their head high, and the concept of a brighter day are all aspects that can be found in the depths of his lyrics. It is the struggle in D’s voice that grabs people with his music as if his words were the very hands that he uses to write his songs. D is giving women lyrics that they want to hear and is doing it with his unique tone that most male artists are not equipped with. Songs from Mixtape "Da DeMonstration" such as “Hate On Me”, “Brighter Day”, and “Sad” are prime examples of both his tone and powerful content that has been captivating fans. D.QUE' is currently working on a highly anticipated ten track EP that is comprised of ten singles, as well as his publishing company "DaSoulofDaSouth" and is waiting for the opportunity to have both his artistry and songs in the correct hands.All things considered, D. Que is proving that he is a breath of fresh air for the music industry. The addition of his unique sound and style has caused him to be an artist that stands out amongst the masses. Driven by the struggle as oppose to the money and fame, he has aspired to tackle different priorities that many artists do not. He sings to make sure that all of his listeners take something from his songs. Since he was a child music has been his passion and he is set on leaving crowds flabbergasted with his voice. Living by the quote “the best is yet to come”, D. Que is definitely proving that every time he steps into the booth!