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“Q Dot makes authentic hip hop and he makes it well.”
“Local rapper Q Dot begins his new album with a spoken word piece, “Ode To The Road Intro,” that summarizes slavery from the slave ships leaving Africa to Harriet Tubman’s efforts to free her people in America. “For the millions that were taken/ there were millions who didn’t make it/ only the strong survived/ I’ve derived from those who could take it.” On “What U Ridin’” Q Dot goes around the world, with references to Seoul, South Korea to the North Pole. “Supafresh” is his take on coolness. “In the Northwest where I’m so outrageous/ cool as the Rat Pack/ rap Sammy Davis see these goodie two shoes.” “Froglegs n Fishgrease” is a humorous tune about a guy whose girlfriend is saving herself. “I’m sure you probably waiting until you married to share it darling I understand it/ but damn it, see I’m a man please believe I got needs and you should be the only one to handle it.” ”
“I had a chance to chop it up with one of Seattle’s most talented MC’s and got an early copy of his new album titles “Underground Railroad”/ From beginning to end Q Dot impresses with a southern soulful tingle in each track mixed with a slice of Northwest new school and a complex and quick wittedlyrical onslaught! Q Dot is the real deal and this new record he is about to drop on you is the truth…believe me! The punch lines are smart, the swagger is on point, the production (which he does himself) is pure unadulterated HEAT! This guy does it all! He’s the one man band of the Northwest music scene from the mixing and mastering, the writing, the delivery, the production, the distribution…even the artwork! The guy is a Hip-hop music machine!”
“It’s hard to get a beat on Quincy Henry. He doesn’t like the term “rapper,” or “producer,” or even “artist.” Those words are too restrictive. The man they call Q Dot settles instead for “hip hop musician.” Rapping, producing, singing, he has done it all for himself on his first two albums. What little he couldn’t do, he handed over to the man beside him at Cutter’s Point on a recent Friday, sipping chai: manager, business partner and longtime friend Maurice Thornton.”
“Grammy nominated Northwest artist/producer Q Dot gives us a visual for his song ’24 Hours’ off his ‘Underground Railroad’ album. This Brian Tolliver directed video starts out with Q Dot in a downtown Seattle alley were he raps about what its like being a rapper here in the NW. When I first heard the song it almost felt timeless to me and like anyone that’s in Northwest entertainment would be able to relate. I asked Q Dot “When was this song made and what does it mean to you now” and this is what he had to say: “24 Hours was written in 2008. And it means a lot to me now because I can make a song in 08, release it on a CD in 09 make a video at the end of '11 and it still get received well. It's humbling. Means that what was said is still relevant or dare I say timeless. Every rapper just coming up can relate to that first verse. I wrote it for them.””