“Q-ROCK & WEER STRAAL”
South African hip hop is yet to see an artist or group dominate consistently. Even though some artist have established themselves, there aren’t any who can rightfully claim to have the game on a headlock. So it’s safe to say that the throne is empty and whoever wants to occupy it will have to be consistently dope. Mr. Q-ROCK is one such artist, who looks to raise the bar wherever he step’s into the booth or stages.
Quinton a.k.a. Q.ROCK was exposed to elements of the emerging hip hop scene in the 80’s while growing up in Mitchells Plain on the Cape Flats.
Starting out as a break-dancer and later progressing to rap & ragga it was evident that he was bitten by the music bug of show business.
Popular DJ “MC Ready D”, Teba, J Xratet, C.O.P and Waleed Jumat from his ‘X’ group R.A.W was a neighborhood friends who played a profound role in guiding him on his early path in music.
He featured and performed as support act on the Deborah Cox, Aloe April ,KB ,VJR Claire Phillips ,P.O.C ,Eden ,Joe,Mendoza ,E’Smile ,Tony B ,The late Brenda Fassie Richard Cheasar, Funny Carp, Verd,Nikk, Dalen, Karen Kortjie, Patricia Lewis, Alistair Izobell ,Arrested Development ,Will Smith ,Techno Tronic ,Emo Adams ,Tuca Tucan, HHP, Keith Sweat and Sybil. He performed, toured alongside local and international artist and did Numerous television appearances include Craze & Backstage on Etv as well as Pitstop on SABC I & 2 ,DSTV,CNN and BBC TV.
Besides performing his also an avid songwriter
As an avid songwriter he gladly shares his talents with fellow artistes and performers and features on CD’s with Funny Carp, D’Low, RedS, C.O.P, Solo, Baz`e, Kay Lee (USA), Blaq Jack, Ruan De Waal, Dellwen, AKA, Da Firm (USA), Christina Ur Barbie (UK), J-Cole (USA), C-FLO (LA), Maroeralboom from Noted Music & Tenaj (LA).
Q ROCK’s rendition of the Leo Sayer classic, You make me feel like dancing, is the first single of his Album Jambola release last year. His album Jambola released locally and international on all radio stations featuring Dj Swagga, AD Hufkie, Tha3kingz and Dj Branny. .
On the track his ragga rap flow is complimented by the vocal talents of Jaco Maria from Loading Zone fame and gospel soprano Manual “Tokkie “ Losper. His latest project his working on is his group C.O.P who all ready hit the SA Top5 on radio stations and international air play. Q-rock has just release his worldwide single with super singer and model Tenaj B Bze from Lost Angeles there new hit was produced by Tenaj and C-Flo from Los Angeles. iTunes downloads Tenaj ft Qrock single You Lite The Fire.
AD HUFKIE aka Antony Donnavan Hufkie lead rapper took on the stage with most of South Africa’s hottest acts and recorded with the best in studio. AD HUFKIE collaborated with Allistair Izobelle on his hit single cover the song O Carol produced by Molly Baron, He also tour long side SA POP and one of SA oldest groups THE ROCKETS as there supporting act.
AD HUFKIE recorded his first CD with Q-ROCK as a group in 1994 at Lemmy’s studio and in 1995 won the regional finals of the African Hip Hop competitions as a solo artist representing the Western Cape
Early 90,S Wendell aka Dellwen got inspired by the funky rhymes hip hop artist such as RAKIM & ERIC B, PUBLIC ENEMY, POC, BLACK NOICE , ONIX, REAGE DUO SHAKKA DEMAS & PLIERS EX. His started his own crew The PEACE KIDs and performed all over South Africa doing A.N.C rallies, youth upliftment tour the schools project promotion a positive meggage to the young adult youth.
I then meet up with Q ROCK in 2002 where he was working on his international tour with with Pop rock group Blue. In 2006 Dellwen became the first to top up the KYKNET Afrikaans Idols competition TOP 32 as an singer and songwriter at the national finals in Johannersburg.
Dellwen hood with super pop singer MYNIE GROOVE who like his singing telant and introduced him to Micheal Buble in 2007 as backup singer for his South African tour where he performed and toured JO-BURG and DURBAN.
MICHEAL BUBLE CONCERT 2007 @ THE COCACOLA DOME HALL
He later audition for Spain to do a Motown tribute on the Mallorca’s best performing stages.
On top of all theres guys laters success as Weer Straal got themself involved with some of SA hottest Afrikaans records lables Noted Music where they now doing collaboration with some of South Africas top afrkaans singers and rappers.
This revised version of the die hard retro tracks is sure to become a dance floor favorite once again, encompassing elements of Hip Hop, Houes R&B, Raga & Jazz Funk music.
Agent: Zaheer Bagus (BOHEGAN MUSIC) South Africa