BX’s very own Don Q has established himself as one of the most reliable emcees in the New York streets, proving time and again that he can spit with the best of them while captivating listeners with his ability to adapt to contemporary sounds. Teaming with Bronx drill riser, B-Lovee, Don Q returns to share visuals for drill-inspired banger, “Come Find Us.” The track is a standout from Don’s recent project, Double Or Nothing, and not just because it features the sole guest appearance across the record’s ten tracks. It’s the first time the Highbridge The Label artist has ventured into the swift triplet flows, sliding 808s, and entrancing melodies of drill music, all while maintaining the grimy, menacing rawness that gives the track its distinct Bronx feel.
The Starr Mazi-directed video sees Don Q, B-Lovee and their crews lurking in pathways and corridors, claiming their territory in the urban wilderness where scaffoldings hang with density comparable to jungle vines. In the midst of this scene stands Don Q, staking his claim as the king of this jungle and challenging anyone who thinks themselves worthy of the throne, rapping, “Come to bars, I’m the hardest around/N****, don’t try to argue me down/I gotta move with the carbon, I turned to an artist, now they tryna target me now.”
The Bronx-born and raised Don Q came up with the early inspirations of NYC’s rawest rhymers like Jadakiss, Cassidy, Fabolous and Jay-Z. After cutting his teeth in the battle rap scene, he made waves in the streets with his mixtapes, eventually landing him a deal with Highbridge The Label in 2016. After teaming with fellow Highbridge rapper, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, on the popular Highbridge: The Takeover mixtape, the pair’s careers took off overnight, as Don Q caught the attention of a national audience with his highly-regarded Funk Flex freestyle. With mixtapes like 2017’s Corner Stories and 2018’s Don Talk, he would continue to cement his status in the New York scene.
In recent years, Don Q blessed the streets with more high-profile collaborations, such as “Flood My Wrist,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert and A Boogie, which has racked up over 42 million Spotify streams to date, and “Legends” featuring Buffalo-native Benny The Butcher. In 2021, Don reminded his fans that his freestyle game is as strong as ever with recent appearances on Funk Flex, as well as Charlie Sloth’s Fire In The Booth. With the release of Double Or Nothing, Don Q put the rap game, in NYC and beyond, on notice that he’s leveled up in major fashion. Where he takes it from here, however, is up to the Don.
Buy/Stream Double Or Nothing: https://music.empi.
Watch “Come Find Us”: https://www.youtube.com/
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