Crosstown Arts presents Anthony Q in The Green Room.
The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Saturday, July 8, 2023
Doors open at 7 pm | Show begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $15 in advance | $20 day of the show
Born and raised in the vibrant city of Memphis during the ’80s, Anthony Q’s musical journey was shaped by the rich and diverse sounds of the era. Growing up, he was surrounded by the influence of his father, a talented background singer who toured with the legendary Prince during his World Tour. These early experiences ignited Anthony Q’s passion for music and set him on a path toward creating his unique sound.
Inspired by the soulful harmonies of the boy band era in the ’90s, with artists like H-Town, Silk, and Jagged Edge resonating deeply with him, Anthony Q discovered his love for R&B and hip-hop. He honed his vocal skills and developed a distinctive style that blended the smoothness of R&B with the raw energy of hip-hop, creating a sound that captured the essence of both genres.
At the start of his career, Anthony Q joined a singing group that toured extensively across Tennessee, showcasing their talents and captivating audiences with their performances. With the support of his brother Vincent Jr., a prominent promoter in Tennessee, Anthony Q gained exposure and established a name for himself in the local music scene.
After a brief hiatus, Anthony Q returned to the music scene with renewed purpose. Determined to share authentic and meaningful music with him and the culture he represents, he set out to create a body of work that speaks to real-life experiences. His lyrics delve into the complexities of hardship, love, friendship, and the joys and challenges of fatherhood, resonating with listeners on a deeply personal level.
In 2022, Anthony Q released his highly anticipated singles, “Cut Ties” and “No Handouts.” The singles showcased his growth as an artist and received widespread praise for his honesty, vulnerability, and artistic merit. With its soulful melodies, thought-provoking lyrics, and impeccable production, “Cut Ties” and “No Handouts” solidified Anthony Q’s position as a rising star in the R&B/hip-hop landscape as he became a viral sensation overnight.
With a bright future ahead, Anthony Q represents the present and future of R&B and hip-hop. His music transcends boundaries, touching the hearts of listeners from all walks of life. As he continues to create and share his art, Anthony Q’s dedication to authenticity and ability to connect with audiences profoundly will undoubtedly propel him to even greater heights in the music industry.