Explain who you are for those who may not know
Q The Question is the best promoter and one of the best music execs in history. I’m a bonafide hustler that doesn’t take no for an answer and ready to shake shit up.
How did you get the name Q The Question?
Well when I did college radio at my alma mater North Carolina A&T, I just didn’t have a name. I just went by my initial Q and my last name. Q. Hatfield, until Ant Butta butta who I did the show with gave me the name. I wasn’t sure about it at first, then I loved it.
Where are you from?
Philadelphia!!! I grew up in the Germantown section on Chew and Locust Ave. Die Hard Eagles fan and all.
How did you get involved in the music business?
First I was an intern at a company in Philly called Royalty Records. They would do showcases and stuff like that for artists, especially many locals in Philly. I would help pass out flyers, promote the events and more. Next I got started off as a journalist for many Hip-Hop Websites. Websites and blogs such as HIPHOPDX, Yo Raps, HHNLive, Ozone Magazine, The Source you name it. It was great to interview my favorite rappers, singers, athletes, just celebs in general. I gained many connections and all that.
Who would you consider your influences?
It’s so many! Puffy, Master P, Dame Dash to Berry Gordy, Clive Davis, even Coach K and P of QC. I would like to add Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Yo Gotti, Birdman, Jay Z, Nas, and Nicki Minaj. It’s so many names who I respect that contributed to the culture in many ways, whether musically or from the boardroom. Let’s not forget Kevin Liles, Steve Stoute and Birdman as well.
What are you working on for the rest of 2022?
Well, my label SKE Records is taking off and it feels good the hard work is being noticed. Looking to sign more talent and win the game. Shawn Archer’s new project “4 Yall” 2 is doing well and I’m also working with and managing Jada Ali, she’s got fire! Check her new project “Hard To Love” out now.
What services do you provide for artists?
Public Relations, management and street team promotion. It’s been great to work with many major and indie labels working projects. When it comes to the street team, we got Philly on lock. Talent is one thing but it takes a team to push that talent as well, it goes hand in hand.
What do you usually look for in an artist?
Work ethic is major for me, also charisma and song making ability, but if the grind matches the musical gift you can’t lose.
Anything else you’d like to say?
That when it’s all said and done, Q The Question will be one of the best to ever do it.
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