Introducing Q.Z. Tha Leader

Q.Z. Tha Leader is an American hip hop recording artist, songwriter and producer from Biloxi, Mississippi (now residing in Portland, Oregon).

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A true renaissance artist of his generation, he takes pride in writing, producing, and arranging all of his own music. Q.Z. has opened for some of the greatest acts in hip hop, including Juvenile, Mystikal, and Choppa. He is best known for his 2013 viral internet hit, entitled “Black Russian.”

The song and accompanying video racked up over 37,000 views in just over a week. Having been signed to indie major labels in the past, Q.Z. prefers the freedom that the independent route provides. Releasing music to the people who support him is what Q.Z. values the most.


In 2014, the southern producer and wordsmith independently released a collaborative EP titled “Moments Of Genius Opus: Part 1.” The opus was Q.Z.’s third solo effort and was featured on over 90 blogs, spawning the viral hits “Monte’ Carlo” and “Blood Stained Chanel.” Q.Z. is set to drop the follow-up, “Moments Of Genius Opus: Part 2,” before summer’s end.

The project will be executive produced by Q.Z. himself, with assistance from other Portland area musicians. He explains that he is going for a “live instrumentation” feel for the new project. The seven-track EP will be released digitally in the coming weeks.

The self-produced track, “Blame Me,” is the first single from the Opus and is available now via all major digital distributors.

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One Response

  1. Beats Bang Blog

    This is great coverage on a Dope artist with a good message. Proof that real Hip-Hip is still evolving.


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