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TQCalifornia Soul

My name is TQ and I’m a songwriter. Since I was a little kid writing has been my passion. I sang in church a lot, too, so writing words to music came pretty naturally. I grew up in Compton, CA off of El Segundo and Central in a little neighborhood called Carver Park. It was one of those places from which people like me tend to not make it out. I did.

Songwriting, producing, and performing has shown me the world. It’s given me a different perspective on the power of music. I’ve seen the effect that great music can have on people and here is where I offer mine. Share it. Stream it. Discover it. Like it. I call it California Soul. It’s laid back, West Coast R&B Music from yours truly.

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The Artist

When he broke through with the hit singles “Westside” and “Better Days,” TQ quickly established himself as an R&B singer with a rapper’s musical sensibility. Subsequent work with Lil Wayne, Juvenile, Baby and the Cash Money Records roster solidified the Compton, California singer as a creative force who could work with a variety of A-List collaborators.
TQ feels as though he’s been able to carve out a lane for himself because of his position in the musical realm. “There’s a certain amount of people that look at rap and hip-hop itself as kind of being a bit too harsh on the ears for them to really dive into,” he says. “I think that I kind of bridge that gap with the type of R&B that I’ve done. I can look at R&B music before I came out and I can look at R&B music today and just see that I made a mark because of the love I get from cats in the streets that are doing it now.”

The Songwriter

TQ has written pretty much every song he’s ever released. He’s also written songs with and for a long list of artists including Lil Wayne, NSYNC, Dru Hill, BONE Thugz, Too Short, Tha Dogg Pound, Jagged Edge, and more. During his time at Cash Money Records he wrote songs on classic albums such as the Big Tymerz “HoodRich,” Juvenile’s “Project English,” and Baby’s “The Birdman.” TQ continues to write and collaborate on various music, TV, and film projects, and welcomes collaborators to get in touch at the booking link below.

Booking Requests

Studio Releases. 6 of them Indie.
Singles, Collaborations, and Covers
And counting...

"Rose" Official Video Directed by Trisha LaCoste

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Overlooking LA

Its been said that my hometown doesn’t have a culture. Boy please… this is California love. We went up to Griffith after the biggest storm of the year so we could show you this love. The sun set and Trish pulled out the big boss lens. Los Angeles at it’s finest… Westside 4 Life.

TQ in the City

West coast livin’ be the shit to me! The City of Angels… aka Heaven on earth. This place is a living, breathing, muse of a city. It’s been the backdrop of over 20 years of TQ music and it still is. Regardless of where my journey takes me, this is home. Westside for life. Literally.

TQ's new album REVOLUTION album

The Dream Work

Teamwork makes it happen. This site was created by myself and a team of talented, creative, people, and we have decided to package our creativity and offer it as a service. Introducing the Dream Hub . Specializing in photography, videography, graphic design, web design, social media marketing, advertising, mobile app creation and more!

Click the link for more info.

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Best of TQ

  1. Westside (Bonus Track)
  2. The Kingdom
  3. Hotel California (The Eagles)



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The Trojans are everywhere. EVERYWHERE. Compton to Jarkarta. Lagos to Moscow. Mumbai to Berlin. Glasgow to Melbourne. They have been the absolute best part of the last 20 years.

The most underrated singer of all time.

Ageless voice, great artist!

I love the new album. Reminds me of the old TQ mixed with a grown up TQ. Good job! You always know how make good music.

Can’t stop listening to Revolution… my favorite album since TNSMC!

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