Quddus with The Hunger Games cast

November 20, 2014  |  Exclusive, Interviews  |  Leave A Comment

The US premiere of Mockingjay had the grandiose elements of an award show but when Jennifer Lawrence crashed this interview with Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth it was clear that despite the hype, the cast doesn’t take it too seriously.

Kendrick Lamar – i

November 7, 2014  |  Hip Hop  |  1 Comment

Kendrick gets loose for this and even gets a cameo by the legendary Ron Isley.

Ariana Grande ft. The Weeknd – Love Me Harder

November 4, 2014  |  Soul/R&B  |  Leave A Comment

Collaborations like this one between Ariana Grande and The Weeknd tend to be interesting. Usually when a pop artist does a song with an edgier artist, it either seems forced or it makes for the best of both worlds. This song worked out for the best and the accompanying video for it is equally hot. Ariana’s album My Everything is out now.

Quddus on The Insider

October 31, 2014  |  Exclusive  |  Leave A Comment

Featuring recent interviews with Chris Brown, Kelly Rowland, Andre 3000, Disney star Zendaya and the legendary Stevie Wonder.

IN-Q – Live at TEDx

August 19, 2014  |  Inspiration, Live Performances  |  Leave A Comment

Jimmy Kimmel Does The Chandelier Dance

July 6, 2014  |  Comedy  |  Leave A Comment

The only thing better than 11-year-old Maddie Ziegler’s performance in Chandelier is Jimmy Kimmel and his sidekick Guillermo in leotards trying to learn her dance from it.

An Hour with Rick Rubin

July 1, 2014  |  Interviews  |  Leave A Comment

This interview is like that scene in the Wizard of Oz when you get to see what’s behind it all. Rick Rubin is a musical wizard. One of the most genius music producers of all time. Rick shares so much of what makes him great with Zane Lowe in the backyard of his LA home and if you’re a music lover, this will be like heaven.

Stevie Wonder – As (Live In The Studio 1976)

June 27, 2014  |  Soul/R&B  |  Leave A Comment

No matter how much great new music comes out, I still find myself going back to the classics so I want to honor that occasionally on this blog with #FlashbackFriday.

Starting off with Stevie Wonder and a song that features lines like “did you know that true love asks for nothing?” A song that I’m convinced should be played by doctors giving treatment for depression because its joy is so contagious. It’s especially awesome to experience it along with this visual of Stevie and his band performing it in the studio. The original session audio for this video was skipping so the audio you’ll here is re-synced from the version that ended up on the album Songs In The Key Of Life but it is still amazing to see that big smile of his to go with this inspiring song.

Madi Diaz – Stay Together

June 19, 2014  |  Rock/Alternative  |  1 Comment

Original - Stay Together

You might remember Madi from the episode of The Q Side she appeared on a few years back. Well she is back with this passionate anthem for anyone in a relationship and suckers for love like me. Download it here.

Dave Chappelle On His First Encounter with Kanye

June 16, 2014  |  Comedy, Interviews  |  Leave A Comment

It’s great to see Dave Chappelle back in action leading up to his 9 show run at Radio City Music Hall in NYC. In this interview with Jimmy Fallon, Dave shared a few hilarious stories about how he met The Roots and Kanye West.