10 years of experience, crowds of 20,000, over 1,000,000 YouTube views, and features with Hip-Hop heavyweights such as Gucci Mane, Young Dro, Cash Out, Trouble, and Bobby V, southern-bred independent artist Q Machette has brought his magnetic lyrical style to forefront of the indie Rap scene with full force.
Having opened up for the likes of OutKast, Shorty Lo, 2 Chainz, Trina and more, Q Machette gained some most deserved notoriety. There is something alluring about this indie rapper who stands at the threshold of stardom and approaches his craft as confidently as an established rhyme vet.
For the starters, let the people know where Q Machette is from and what you are about.
Q Machette is from Tuskegee, AL and I’m all about living the best version of me.
How did you get your rap name and what does it stand for?
I got my rap name from the streetz. “Q” is my nickname and “Machette” describes my lyrical ability.
What was the first Hip-Hop song you ever heard and what did you love about it?
My first song was N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” and what I love about it was the relatability it had and the power it gave me mentally.
Who are some of your musical icons or inspirations and why?
The only icon to me was Gene Griffin because he taught me a lot about the industry. R.I.P. Gene, you will be missed.
How did you get started in this music business and what is your goal?
I got started in the music business when I signed my first contract with Ballin Records. My goal was to create a legacy for myself and my family.
You are about to drop your new album “Vulnerable “, what is it about conceptually?
“Vulnerable” is about me expressing my truth and my growth.
How did you come up with the title for it?
I came up with “Vulnerable” when I realize I had to go deeper into my feelings.
What song(s) should the listener pay close attention to and why?
All songs but “Vulnerable” is one and why because domestic violence should be taking very seriously. Nobody deserves to be abused mentality or physically.
What else are you currently working on as we speak?
I have an organic shea butter lotion and face cream line that we are launching. Check out www.sabinejean.com/shop. 10% of sales go towards the homeless.
You have worked with major artists like Gucci Mane, Young Dro, Bobby V, and Trouble dte. How was it working big such heavyweights?
It was a blessing working with those guys and I appreciate the love they have shown me.
Are you actively shopping for a major record deal or do you prefer staying independent?
At this point of my career I’m happy with all my accomplishments. I love being independent but if the right situation comes around I might consider checking it out.
What’s it like being an indie artist in today’s oversaturated urban music industry?
Being an indie artist for me is peaceful because when you get to that place nothing can steal your joy. You do what you love doing. Period!
Who are some of the artists you’re listening to right now?
I listen to all artists from Lil Baby to J. Cole and more. I feel like everybody got something to say and if you humble yourself you can always learn something from old age or young.
In the end, let the readers know where they can find you online.
They can find me on Instagram @qmachette, Twitter @realqmachette, and Facebook @q.machette.fan.