Quadir Lateef

Quadir Lateef

MC/Performer
Quadir was first introduced to rap at the tender age of 13, and has been developing his sound since, here and there. Releasing countless projects (i.e.Rebel Forces; Voice of Biggie, Mind of Malcolm; Half Earth, Half Angel), Quadir has built quite an impressive discography. His music is a cornucopia of ideas that range from releasing an entire album with no musical instruments on it to expanding his musical catalog, collaborating on a major project with the gaming sensation, Grand Theft Auto IV. The single “Nick Name," featured on the game’s soundtrack, had over 6 million in sales the first week of its release. In what Quadir considers today’s trap-driven industry, his style of rap is street, yet informative. His inspirations include, but are not limited to, Tupac, DMX, Brother Ali, Mos Def, Andre 3000, Lauryn Hill, T.I., and Jay-Z. Because Quadir doesn't smoke or drink, he looks for beats that take him on a high and then writes to the track in the studio right then and there. His first release under Ruff Ryders is “Hip Hop Needs Immense Change” (“H.N.I.C”).

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