May 20, 2022
Having recorded a handful of songs, newcomer 1Quan believes that he is ready to take his career to new heights.
“Mi naah really try bring nutten to the table ya enuh. Mi a come inna di music as a carpenter fi either extend di table or build a new one because mi an mi fren dem want food too,” he explained. Despite being surrounded by negativity, 1Quan chose music, remaining on a positive path.
“It has been a struggle enuh. Inna my community [Wilton Gardens, popularly known as Rema], the struggle has been between badness and music, and music is the way me choose,” he said. The artiste, given name Daquan Leonard Scott, is a former student of the Clan Carthy High in east Kingston. Describing himself as versatile, he is inspired by the happenings in and around Rema and his personal experiences.
“Me sing what me see. Mi just see mi self as a billboard fi display the life of the ghetto. Mi a gamer enuh so mi waah hear mi song inna Grand Theft Auto. Mi want mi songs dem fi be in movie soundtracks. Mi waah walk on red carpets and collect the most prestigious awards. Mi have people who mi waah help elevate demself out of this poverty curse yah,” he said.
1Quan, who is signed to Florida-based Da’Rel Music, has worked with producers like Rahno, Lanz and Blakk Jezas. His other musical offerings include Petrified and Booty Clap.
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