Claude Sumner A.K.A Quez is a 17 year old Atlanta born rapper is full of personality with a special talent. Listening to Quez, you can hear it in his dialect and you can see it in his swag that he takes pride in his hometown.
Quez two biggest influences are Lil Boosie and his father. He said Boosie because “He speaks truth, He don’t sugar code nothing”. In Quez song “Memories” you can hear the similarities between Boosie and himself. Quez gives off the same dirty south feel that keeps you intrigued until the track is officially over and has you wanting more.
Quez told me multiple times, the main reason he raps, he says “I want others to know they’re not alone in their story”. Claude can relate to a lot of people that grew up in the urban city of Atlanta. Quez said his father has always been in and out of his life; he aspires to be the exact opposite.
Though Quez makes dirty south music, he also has his music girls can “twerk-sumn” to. His famous song “Squally a Thottie” has become a fan favorite all around Atlanta! He came up with the song when making a beat while listening to another one of his fan favorites “She a THOT”. Quez stated “I figured if I could make one about a THOT, then why not one about a “Squallie”. If you have not seen the infamous vine about a “Thottie and a Squallie” or Quez song check out the links(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtRUCnvnuCk) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-8l9tjUmSk&feature=youtu.be)
It’s so ironic that this song gives a basic overview of the type of success that Quez wants. He wants his music to bring “Joy to people and wants people to relate to his music. Let’s be honest everybody has a “Squallie” and a “thottie” at their school.
Quez wants to keep people entertained and anxious to hear what he is rapping about next, very similar to his hip-hop rushmore. Which contains Biggie, 2 Pac, T.I., and of course his favorite Lil Boosie.
Quez says his biggest fear of becoming a mainstream rapper is the outside perception that will be given off by the chorus of his song or his outward appearance.
YES! Quez has dreadlocks… YES! Quez might let his pants sag…. YES! Quez has family members that sell drugs. But did you know Quez is a successful African American Male and is graduating on time in June… no you did not. Claude Sumner is just a 17 year old senior in High School who aspires and has the potential to be a great rapper.
He stays humble with his favorite quote, “I’d rather eat crumbs with the bums than to eat steaks with the snakes”.
Are you going to eat with the snakes or are you going to wait for your perfect opportunity like Quez?
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