IQ is his own artist and here’s why – photo credit – Zek Snaps
IQ stands on his own artistry and at his pace. Not living off the legacy his brother worldwide legend QQ left but making his own has been a goal of his and more in recent years. Influenced by artists such as Vybz Kartel, Chris Brown and Michael Jackson, international impact has been the name of the game for IQ. Co-signs from Stefflon Don, Afro B and Alicia Harley put this young man in exclusive territory as a budding star.
However, unlike most musicians we cover, his focus is particularly penetrating the U.S. market. To put it simply and let’s take the IQ’s minker, “Prince of UK Dancehall,” and make it known here. In 2020 he was BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Hot For Artist 2020 and among Red Bull Music’s UK Ones To Watch list. His natural talents in artistry has built quite a name for himself to to the current of times.
Star, that’s all that should describe the Prince of UK Dancehall
Recently he has shown impressive versatility with Tik Tok viral single, “Wet,” which dabs into Drill rap effortlessly. Definitely a switch up from hit international hit “Tsunami,” which is more in style of R&B and Reggae. IQ sound has started to touch American waves, something that even his brother couldn’t do (yet); thus adding more to own name and why you should plug him into your daily rotation.
We chopped it up with him on a Zoom call early this year which shall be released soon to which we picked IQ’s brain a bit. Without giving too much details, it can be safe to say that he’s one of the more modest and hungriest artists; to boom into pending superstardom that we came across.
The soul of an artist can dictate career path, thus with IQ’s kind one that is making is climb to success more fruitful. Below are some favorite “big chunes” of mine for you to get aware of his talents!