Kupid a.k.a “ Q “ was born in New York City and later was raised in Antigua. At the age of nine, he returned to the U.S and has been there since. He is an emerging artist located in Orlando, FL. His music is a reflection of Island Pop, Hip-Hop, Reggae, and R&B. Some of his most popular songs include “Who Shot Ya” feat. Jus J and produced by Troyton Rami from Black Shadow Records. Others include “Hey Girl” and “Rant”.
Earlier Years Q came from an Antiguan (father) and Guyanese (mother) background. As a child his father would play Caribbean music, which was fundamental to some of his musical influences such as Red Rat, Vybez Kartel, Lil Rick, Nas, Biggie and Lil Wayne.
How did your childhood prepare you for your music career? “ Growing up with my parents, my mother would come home from work, cook, clean and leave to attend college full-time. I saw my dad working two jobs and still having time for the family on Friday nights with me and my sisters. Their work ethics were instilled in me at a young age and that is what motivated me to work hard. Today, I am hardworking, dedicated, and I am capable of accomplishing anything I put my mind to.”
What is success to you? “ Success to me is not a tangible item, it is a contagious emotion. When you are successful, you are able to provide the people around you with the same power to drive their success. To me success is a responsibility.”
What accomplishments are you most proud of? “ I’m proud of everything that I’ve accomplished to this point. Getting my music on Pandora is something I am most proud of.”
What are your career goals as far as music? “My goal is to build my empire with my music. I am determined to not be ‘just another artist’. I want to be a mogul in the business with my hands in everything.”