At 21 years old, Q Da Fool has already achieved his wildest dreams. While signing to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation is the end goal for most aspiring artists, real name George Hundall is a walking testimony of someone who made something out of nothing. Through his rhymes, the Maryland native recounts the struggle, the grind, and the hustle needed to get to out of the streets to where he is now. Read more…
Being one of the hottest rappers out of the DMV, it was only right for Q to link with Zaytoven, one of rap’s most legendary producers, to collaborate with on the production trip. Their forthcoming EP, 100 Keys, is slated to drop sometimes in the summer.
For those who don’t know, who is Q Da Fool?
He a young nigga from Maryland, grinding and trying to put his city on.
How’d you get your name?
I got Q Da Fool just from being a fool and shit. Just always having fun, doing crazy stuff.
Where do you fit in the realm of R&B and hip-hop?
I don’t necessarily know where I fit, but I know I’m in there though. I got so many different styles, it ain’t just one thing that I’m good at. I’m good at doing everything — auto-tune, R&B, all of that.
You’re from DMV, how does that play into your life and career?
Being from the DMV is different, so it plays a big part of my life. Even when I leave the DMV, I’m still making my mark. Even when I leave, the DMV still with me.
How important is it to come to LA as an up and coming artist?
It’s real important because LA, that’s another platform. That’s a whole ‘nother market. So just to come over here, and just branching out and communicating with other people, that’s cool.
“The Plug” is a slap. Can you talk about the inspiration behind the record?
That was the first beat that Zaytoven sent to me, so I had to go hard on that joint. That was the inspiration behind that.
Talk about your upcoming 100 Keys EP. What do you want fans to get from your story?
I’m just telling the real. I ain’t on no rap shit. I’m just giving the real n*ggas, really trying to just elevate and make a better situation out of a bad situation. Just saving my life, and hoping to do better things.
You’re only 21. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I see myself having my record label, Rich Shoota, being lit. Being like a Cash Money, or Bad Boy. I’m trying to have my record label lit.
You were arrested for attempted murder at 15. Can you about changing your life for the better?
When you been through a lot of stuff… I done been in situations where I could have had my life taken away from me a couple times. Just to go through them situations several times, you gonna realize that life’s important. A lot of stuff that people think are important really aren’t important, as far as the internet and what people think about you. So I’ma try to help kids understand more of that: what people think about you don’t matter. You gotta be more of yourself. I think more people should just be themselves. That’s how I got out of my situation, just being myself.
Congrats on signing with Roc Nation! Can you talk about the journey and how you got on?
Signing with Roc Nation, that’s just anybody’s dream. Signing with Jay-Z, I feel like I’m the top of top. It ain’t nowhere else to go but up. Only I can change up. It’s just hard work, just continue to keep working hard. I already know a lot of stuff gonna come.
What is your take on the music industry?
It’s the music industry. It’s everything that they said it was gonna be. I just know I’m trying to feed my family. It is what it is. I know what I signed up for. I know what it is. I’ma continue to be me, I ain’t gonna let it change me. I’m gonna continue to stay real and try to make a killing.
What did you do with your first advance?
I put it in a savings account.
What’s a normal day in the life? Walk us through.
Probably smoking, going to the studio, working. That’s it.
What do you do for fun?
I do a lot of stuff for fun. I don’t really got no schedule, I really go with the wind. If one of my brothers be like, “Lets go do this.” It’s like, “Alright, let’s go do it.” We don’t got no schedule. We just go with the wind.
What would you be doing if you weren’t doing music?
I don’t know. I’ll probably be in somebody’s prison.
What’s the best encounter you had with a fan?
Somebody told me to sign their shoe in the mall. That was like the best encounter. I ain’t ever had somebody ask me to do that.
Who’s the most played artist on your phone?
Me. My label, Rich Shootas. That’s it.
I don’t got no dream collab. I done worked with everybody. After I worked with Gucci Mane, I told ‘em everything possible. Ain’t nothing to dream.
Last question, Drake or Pusha T?
Pusha T. He’s from the DMV.
What’d y’ll think of the diss track?
Shit they lit. They talking that shit.
Anything else you wanna let Young California know?
I love California man. It’s bright out here. It’s a good vibe. I’m thinking about moving out here.