One of the greatest lessons, producer and rapper, QUE.D learned from the late, great J. Dilla was, when other people begin to change your vision, it is no longer your own. QUE.D’s sonic journey has clearly been formed, partly by his cousin’s advice and example; as a result, QUE.D has been steadily blazing his own trail in the music industry. QUE.D started out as a background dancer for Slum Village in 1988 and after heavily contributing to the composition of Slum Village records, QUED embarked on a solo career. His first EP, “Quite Delicious”, was released in 1997 and produced in entirety by J. Dilla, it was quickly sold out by word of mouth and generated a cult following. Since then, QUE.D has been featured on numerous projects including, B.R. Gunna’s “Dirty District” Volumes 1,2 and 3, Black Milk’s “Sound of the City”, Slum Village’s eponymous LP, and has collaborated with artists such as Illa J, Frank & Dank, and Mad Lib. Naturally, the next progression for an artist like QUE.D, who has spent the last 25 years absorbing all aspects of music creation, is production. Always looking to redefine his narrative and legacy, QUE.D began producing music in 2008 and has since released two mix tapes, “808 Bass Cadet”, Volume 1 and 2, featuring the usual suspects performing over his funky, electronic beats: Black Milk, Illa J, Dank (of Frank & Dank), T3 (of Slum Village), and relative newcomers, Vice Verses (from Chicago) and Leslie Rochelle.