IQ was born Kwame Lemon on September 13th, 1983 in Claremont, St Ann, Jamaica & was given the name IQ by his brother Craige “Dallasign “Fullwood, when he was making fun of someone who was being interviewed on a radio program. Kwame mentioned to his brother that the person wasn’t intelligent & Craige then responded, “You gwaan like yuh smart. Easy IQ”.
He has always been known to be versatile, sociable and active in all aspects of life. Having completed High School at Ferncourt in Claremont, Jamaica. Kwame then continued his schooling at Brown’s Town Community College where he acquired a Diploma in Computer Science and Electronics. He then moved to Kingston to further his education in the field. It was during his tenure that he realized his interest in becoming a music producer.
With a wide range of taste in all genres of music he grew fond of musicians from Bob Marley to Busta Rhymes and the like. This love for music geared him towards making his own studio, while also venturing into entrepreneurship. Having both an Internet Café and a Recording Studio.
In 2008, Kwame and his brothers Craige "Dallasign” Fullwood and Ewan Williams decided to form their record label Tripledose Production also bringing on board El-Taurus who offered his skills as a composer/Engineer/Producer. El-Taurus became a welcomed addition to this multi-talented group. They produced a Riddim called Perfect Dark Riddim which Jah Vinci voiced a song titled Marrow Gone.
During the formation of Tripledose Production, was when IQ decided to go from producing to recording and instantly he was hooked. IQ now refers to himself as a “Singjay” as he is versatile in what he does. He can sing a melody, spit bars and writes his own music. He samples the different genres of music that have influenced him such as Reggae, Dancehall and Hip-Hop and has created something that is very unique to the Jamaican music industry.
This self - proclaimed Singjay has always been featured on his own production label Tripledose Production and has collaborated with various artistes such as Jah Vinci on the singles titled Life, Weh Me A Go Do, Jingle Bell & Bad Ina Real Life which have all received heavy rotation on major radio stations both in Jamaica and abroad.
However, he also released two Mixtapes named The Genesis followed by Exodus-The Journey Continues which featured several tracks including his single Fairy Tale that was well received when it was released.
He has also voiced for well-known producer's ELVIS (So Unique), Delon (Brown Stone Entertainment), REEVA (Yuh See You Productions), COOMBS (Di Lab Production), REDBOOM (Frenz for Real Production), ICON (Nanny Ville Enterprise) and Fams House Production just to name a few..
IQ is currently promoting his single Real Life on Breaking Bad Riddim which is produced by Jugglaz Production out of Germany while his label Tripledose Production plans to release a music video for this hit single which is doing well on the radio & social media.
Other videos released by IQ include Street Life, Party Life and Rise Up which can all be viewed on Tripledose Production's Youtube page. Regular appearances on radio and television as well as performing at various events in Jamaica and abroad have him travelling to countries such as Suriname, St. Vincent and Trinidad keeping IQ busy, in and out of the studio.
The Tripledose Family has released several singles including True Love by IQ which was co-produced with Different Shades Productions. Bike Back feat. Krissy (Fams House Artiste), Work by IQ which was produced by Fams House Production, working alongside producers The Barrett Brothers, Kevin, John “G.Q” and Aston Jr.
As a team, they, Trippledose Production, have produced a rhythm called Life Story Riddim on which IQ worked with several Dancehall & Reggae artists such as Macka Diamond and G Whizz. Their next project produced another riddim called Space Age Riddim where IQ worked with well-known musicians G Whizz, Jah Vinci, Teflon, Future Fambo and Tiana along with a few more known names in the dancehall industry.
Other projects include Love Book Riddim, Private Caller Riddim and the Black Bottle Riddim which was composed by Time Bomb Productions. These Riddims have also featured other artists such as Fanton Mojah, Deva Brat, Gaza Sheeba, Voice Mail, Stylysh, Chozenn, Chuck Fenda and more. They plan to continue the momentum by releasing more singles and compilations as the year progresses.