When he broke through with the hit singles “Westside” and “Better Days,” TQ quickly established himself as an R&B singer with a rapper’s musical sensibility. Subsequent work with Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Baby and the Cash Money Records roster solidified the Compton, California singer as a creative force who could work with a variety of A-List collaborators.
TQ feels as though he’s been able to carve out a lane for himself because of his position in the musical realm. “There’s a certain amount of people that look at rap and hip-hop itself as kind of being a bit too harsh on the ears for them to really dive into,” he says. “I think that I kind of bridge that gap with the type of R&B that I’ve done. I can look at R&B music before I came out and I can look at R&B music now and just see that I made a mark because of the love I get from cats in the streets that are doing it now.”
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