ONE-ON-ONE with QSOFRESH
Qsofresh is a serious and intuitive artist who combines minimalist with the grittiness of Trap for a sound that cuts to the core of fans' emotions. The 19-year-old Canadian Hip Hop artist writes from his own experiences keeping in mind the temperature on the streets, uniquely aware of who his fans are, and what they want. A deep respect for those who have come before him, keeps the multi-talented artist focused on the journey ahead.“POTION” gives
you a glimpse into that journey.
ONETEN MAG: What is your background? I’m Jamaican
ONETEN MAG: When did you first write your first rap? About 5 years ago
ONETEN MAG: How would you describe the music that you typically create? I like to make fun music. I'm a versatile artist, I love the momentum of my music.
ONETEN MAG: What made you want to become a rapper? The inspiration I can give others & share back around the world with the people who are less fortunate! We’re giving back.
ONETEN MAG: What sets your music apart? The sound. Everyone is different just like yourself. there will never be another you!
ONETEN MAG: How long does it usually take you to write your songs? Well it depends, everyone has different times. and like myself it really depends on how fast I really want to make the song, no rush.
ONETEN MAG: What are you most proud of to date? And, what keeps you making music to help people around me and people around the world who don’t have food to eat and a place to sleep.
ONETEN MAG: What drew you to the music industry? Watching talented people on tv like Michael Jackson & other inspiring artists. They motivated me
ONETEN MAG: Who are you inspired by? A lot of artists, I’m more inspired by the expression and the way these artists & myself use the energy to express a form of artwork.
ONETEN MAG: Who would you most like to collaborate with? I’m interested in collaborating with plenty of artist.
ONETEN MAG: What is the biggest problem you’ve had to overcome so far? I wouldn’t really say I have one specifically, but there are a lot of challenges that come into life not just mine but everyone on earth!
ONETEN MAG: What is your top five favorite artist dead or alive? Tupac, Biggie Smalls, Michael Jackson, Drake & Boogie.
ONETEN MAG: You just are dropping a new single July 3 named “Potion” featuring Young Thug’s YSL Records recording artist, Lil Keed, how did that come about? Well it was a lot of grinding blimp city has helped me reach YSL artist Lil Keed, and he was feelin the beat & we took it from there.
ONETEN MAG: Now you are a Canadian Artist, and you signed with Blimp City Records, a U.S. based record label led by international Hip Hop artist and music executive, Marlon Grimes. How did this deal come about? I knew Maddi Madd threw my pops & then we arranged something...Maddi Madd liked my flow & we made something happen! Appreciate that brotha!
ONETEN MAG: What is the best advice you have been given? Never look down n don’t let anyone tell you u can’t do it!
ONETEN MAG: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be? I don’t think I’ll be the only one that can make a positive change in the industry, I feel if we all come together as one we can then make a better impact on society through the industry.
ONETEN MAG: With the impact of the world’s healthy pandemic with CONVID-19, how are you keeping yourself busy and sane? Well, I make music it always keeps me grounded. just do what you love.
ONETEN MAG: Any last words or shout outs? Shout out to Blimp City Records “Maddi Madd” My pops Jai” “Sasha Stoltz” My amazing Publicist, my family & everyone supporting me, love y’all.
Photos provided by QSOFRESH & Sasha Stoltz Publicity & Management