Q’moshyn


Q’moshyn (pronounced “commotion”) connects with real people despite age, race, or gender. Birthed in Willingboro, NJ as the only child of two musically gifted ministers, he grew up around the performing arts. He discovered his own talent while singing in his church choir but found his niche while rapping the Nina Simone hit Young, Gifted, and Black for the off-Broadway Tribute to Lorraine Hansberry at age 11. In high school he would sing in the choir, but he honed his love for rap at lunch

tables, pep rallies, and talent shows.

He dabbled in the industry as DJ Kinetic for 95.5 WBRU-FM, Providence, RI on the 360 Degree Black Experience In Sound while attending Brown University. This wordsmith flooded the airwaves with the WBRU 02 and ’03 promo freestyles, two songs voted into rotation, and the five-time Battle of the Beats winning single, “Q’moshyn Sickness” with his cousin Devin Wade. He co-founded the multi-cultural Hip Hop collective, Soul Cypher, which would eventually woo audiences across south-ern New England, and he performed in the Hip Hopera “Sweeter Than” which was written and di-rected by Daveed Diggs of The Clipping and Broadway’s standout musical “Hamilton.” Venturing through various open mikes and talent shows in PA/NJ/NY, he later joined Ex4 Family in ‘04, and his two groups would land a gig as the open-ing acts for the revolu-tionary artists, Dead Prez. He has since rapped on mixtapes including DJ Farhen-heit’s ‘Making The Next Hit’ and DJ Butta-Fingaz’ “Independent” Mixtapes, acted with Samuel L. Jackson and Diddy, opened for Jonny 5 of FloBots, Sage Francis, Chubb Rock, Doug E. Fresh, and Special Ed. As a founding member of the hip hop collective, #TheUnion, he frequents venues throughout the mid-Atlantic region. He is a founding member of Fresh Flo, which stands for Faith Reveals Expanded Social Horizons For Lifelong Outreach. They have opened for Ghostface Killah, Kool G. Rap, Rah Digga, Voss the Rapper, Fred Da Godson, Onyx, Rok of Heltah Skeltah, The Artifacts, Talib Kweli, Memphis Bleek, and Kool G. Rap.

Q’mo keeps listeners on their toes with fresh elements of urban soul and classic Hip Hop. His stylish songwriting, crafty wordplay, and hard-hitting, fact-to-the matter social commentaries are guaran-teed to satisfy both backpackers and the urban glitterati. He humbly states, “I got a lot of people depending on me and my gifts. My life purpose is to share them and inspire others to share their gifts – that is how I plan to contribute to Hip Hop culture and affect positive changes in the world.”

212 Centre St.

Trenton, NJ 08611

Phone: 515-554-0534

Email: mtroutman@freshfloent.

 

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