Music is a labor of love. It’s a labor of love that often takes more than a single individual. But have you ever stopped to ask how many thumbprints are on the three-minute record that you just can’t get out of your head? Have you ever wondered who was the mastermind behind the baseline that subliminally has your foot tapping on the floor?
Producer Lord Quest, a Toronto native, just so happens to be one of those individuals leaving his thumbprint across several predominant bodies of work thus far in 2014. A producer / emcee that initially started making beats out of necessity for personal use, Quest was recently nominated for 2 BET awards for his production and it seems as though he has found his stride. Evolving into his own Quest has slowly been grabbing my ear after securing placements with Talib Kweli (“Demonology” and “State of Grace”), ScHoolboyQ (“Blind Threats” feat. Reakwon), and most recently G-Unit (“I Don’t Fuck With You”)
Of the for mentioned records I would have to say my favorite is Blind Threats off of the ScHoolboyQ album Oxymoron. Although biased being a big ScHoolboyQ fan and Wu-Tang fan from the jump, Blind Threats is a record that just feels good. A song that almost never saw the light of day until Quests’ friend Tunji, an A&R with Interscope records, suggested he show the beat (that eventually turned into Blind Threats) to ScHoolboyQ and Q loved it. ScHoolboyQ then forward the beat along to Raekwon and Blind Threats was born.
Producer Lord Quest is surly on the rise. And after such a successful start to the year you can bet that Quest will be popping up on your radar more and more in the future. Check out his song Blind Threats below along with the video for Talib Kweli’s State of Grace.
Keep up with Quest Love on Twitter: @lordquestmusic