The UK's hottest leading gay rapper
QBoy is not shy by any means and at the age of 25 exudes confidence and a cute
cocky nature that is both sexy and witty, prominently displayed in the title of
his debut EP release that covers the humour, attitudes and experiences of the
"half Essex, half Spanish but 100% queer” rapper.
Basildon-born QBoy started his homie-sexual career 3 years ago as editor of
world-wide known on-line magazine and community gayhiphop.com and went on to
promote and DJ at Pac-Man, the UK’s only gay hip-hop club. As a founder member
of gay hip-hop collective Q-Fam, he toured Gay Pride festivals during summer
2003 due to demand after being the cover star of the Pink Paper. More press
interest followed and he has been interviewed and featured in attitude, Gay
Times, Boyz, The Independent, XY magazine (US), Mixmag, QX International, A Bit
Special, Radio 1Xtra, Tracks (Germany TV), Channel 4’s RI:SE and The Salon.
"A lot of gay people are rap-phobic... brought up in a culture where gay
people are supposed to like Kylie Minogue or going to G.A.Y. (club), doing all
that stereotypical bullshit…just because I like cock in my mouth doesn't mean
I'm going to like that sort of music."
Independently released, the EP brings a needed rush of fresh air to the current
saturated hip-hop scene. The UK has yet to have an openly gay rapper so
prominent in the media, producing and performing material making QBoy the first
and by default most successful to date. His sexy image serves him well; having
an appeal to not only gay men but straight women too. (QBoy would dare say
straight men as well!)
"…Coz I will rule every man and his groin in the whole world / Better than
any bitch, female, woman, lady or girl / Yeah QBoy governs a mass body of
testosterone / A man filled stadium bigger than the 'Milly' dome!" -Q.B.O.Y
QBoy covers many angles on his five-track set. His fond use of the word 'faggot'
could give Eminem a run for his money, while his tongue-in-cheek witty rhymes
may have you blushing and laughing all at once. On the self-titled 'Q.B.O.Y.'
he gets to grips with the negative attitude he receives from the gay community
for his love of hip-hop ending in a witty battle rhyme to knock any opponent out
whereas 'New Era' features Q-Fam over a heavy dub laced beat. 'Bent
Spittin' a cover of a Rah Digga track has QBoy laying it down with a head
‘¼ Life Crisis’ – the single
“I can't remember clearly most of my younger days / My memories are blurred
opaque and all fazed / Sounds and smells throw me back to times I'd forgotten /
Before I had credit, pubic hair and was hip-hopin'” - ¼ Life Crisis
The first single '¼ Life Crisis' takes QBoy away from his ‘male Lil' Kim’
image and into a more personal, intelligent and spiritual realm as he lets loose
his feelings about life and re-evaluating things around the age of 25, and is
produced by and features gay UK soul star Wayne Latham. An electro-club remix
has just been completed and video is due to be shot in May.
Having just executed an excellent and impressive performance at London’s top gay
venue Heaven to rapturous applaud, with more P.A. dates in Europe all summer and
a full album to follow, QBoy looks to make waves in the mainstream media,
providing an interesting and entertaining alternative to the current music
scene. QBoy is set also to appear in i-D, The Face, NME, Mixmag, AXM, Bent,
attitude, Gay UK, reFRESH, Cure, Instinct (US) and Têtu (French) in the coming