QBoy saw perfect opportunity to use the club and website to promote each other and proceeded to ensure that the Pac-Man/gayhiphop.com brands were placed everywhere possible, creating a press and co-promoter role for Pac-Man which proved beneficial to all. Now also a DJ for Pac-Man, QBoy's rap collection was put to good use when the club moved to London's Electricity Showrooms venue and regularly featured at The End's popular 'Discotec' night. However it was his involvement with gay hip-hop collective Q-Fam that began crafting his talent to rap. Q-Fam initially formed by QBoy, mistermaker and Ill Form, the latter two subsequently replaced by Fontaine and Dark Angel, were front-page feature for gay publication The Pink Paper. QBoy had gained press and TV for gayhiphop.com and Pac-Man in the past but it was this cover showing QBoy and mistermaker looking staunched with 'Batty Boys' plastered across their faces that had organisations tripping over themselves to book Q-Fam.
After a successful run playing Leicester, Birmingham, Brighton and EuroPride in Manchester, QBoy realised his potential. With fanmail from not only the UK but stateside too thanks to a glorious feature in XY magazine, QBoy knew the demand and that people wanted to hear more of him and so comes the creation of his debut release. Out independently on 'Ain't Nuffink Butt F*ckin Music', the EP brings a needed rush of fresh air to the current saturated hip-hop scene. The UK has yet to have an openly gay rapper so prominent in the media, producing and performing material making QBoy the first and by default most successful to date. His sexy image serves him well; having an appeal to not only gay men but straight women too, QBoy would dare say straight men as well! QBoy covers many angles on his five-track set.
His fond use of the word 'faggot' could give Eminem a run for his money, while his tongue-in-cheek rhymes may have you blushing and laughing all at once. On the self-titled 'Q.B.O.Y.' gets to grips with the negative attitude he receives from the gay community for his love of hip-hop ending in a witty battle rhyme to knock any opponent out. 'Bent Spittin' a cover inspired by Rah Digga's 'Straight Spitting' has QBoy laying it down with a head knocking rhythm. 'New Era' an introduction to Q-Fam, features members Fontaine and Dark Angel over a heavy dub laced beat ending with QBoy's memorable verse.
The first single '¼ Life Crisis' takes QBoy away from his male-Lil' Kim image and into a more personal, intelligent and spiritual realm as he lets loose his feelings about life and re-evaluating things around the age of 25, and is produced by and features gay UK soul star Wayne Latham. (from http://www.qboy.co.uk) Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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