Quddus interviews Chris Brown

October 1, 2014  |  Exclusive, Interviews  |  Leave A Comment

In this revealing interview, Chris opens up to Quddus about his time in jail, his relationship and how he’s moving on. His new album X is out now.

Quddus interviews Andre 3000

September 26, 2014  |  Interviews  |  Leave A Comment

Andre talks with Quddus about the Outkast reunion and how he stepped into the role of Jimi Hendrix for the new biopic “Jimi: All Is By My Side” which is in theaters now.

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.

Aloe Blacc & David Correy – The World Is Ours

June 13, 2014  |  Soul/R&B  |  Leave A Comment

I may not have time to watch much of the World Cup but I will be jamming to this song inspired by it. It’s written by Aloe Blacc, IN- Q and Rock Mafia, who also produced it.

Jim Carrey Gives Commencement Speech

May 27, 2014  |  Inspiration  |  Leave A Comment

Over the holiday weekend, Jim Carrey delivered this incredibly insightful commencement speech at the Maharishi University of Management in Iowa. He’s an avid meditator so it makes a lot of sense that the school would invite him to their stage, considering how the school encourages their students to practice meditation like the Maharishi himself.

It’s not often we get to see Jim being so earnest and emotional for any significant length of time. Jim still manages to slip a few great jokes in this speech but it’s remarkable to see him focusing more on the keys to his success and saying things like, “You could fail at what you don’t love, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.”