We had the good fortune of connecting with Q and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Q, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
My thought process behind starting my own business came from me understanding myself, and my passion. After working hard for so many others I told myself “why not work hard for myself”.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
My art and the art that I highlight is something that represents my and others human existence. Because of that I put so much into to making quality music, while also looking for passionate and authentic artist to showcase.
As for as being a professional, I definitely carry myself as such. But I’m still working towards the recognition aspect of being a professional creator, promoter, and artist.
The biggest lesson I’ve learned and continuing to learn is to believe in myself despite the odds against me. A lot of times I get frustrated because when you start something from the ground up such as a music career or media platform like “In the Field Media” it gets little engagement at the start. People always follow trends instead of create them, so when something is new such as my platform it is either ignored or not taken seriously at first; because of this, building an organic audience can take longer and more work than an established brand or platform.
The biggest takeaway I want the world to know about me is that I am a person who is defining and beating odds all while progressing. Many people don’t know about the different struggles and lifestyles my home, my city has in it. I want to share those stories to inspire and to motivate everyone to overcome and have grit in the process of struggling. I believe in, and have pride for Denver. I just want respect and notoriety from the city and the rest of the world for artist from Colorado.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
For a fact when my people come to the city I take them to Taco Star or the Jamaican Jerk and Bbq restaurant on Peoria in Montbello. You got to support your local small businesses! That would be lunch, now for dinner I would definitely host a bbq/carne asada and invite all my people to come and have a good time.
After that or the next day we might go downtown. Market street, purple martini, or any other place buzzing at the time.
When I was younger Northeast Denver didn’t have much around, so growing up we created our own fun. Fun like car meets, house parties, etc.
Another place I would take them, especially to show them some of Denver’s history and culture, would be Colfax, East Colfax exactly because that’s close to home and the part of Colfax I’m most familiar with. There’s tons of good food and things to do on “the fax” as we call it where I’m from.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My whole platform is inspired by the city of Denver; the people in areas and the artist that get little to none exposure or platform to tell their stories, they inspire! I would also like to shoutout Montbello, Denver because that’s the neighborhood and people that raised and molded me into the man I am today.
Instagram: 1. Quellthathitta (Artist Page) 2. Inthefield_media (Media Platform)
Youtube: Quellthathitta (Artist YouTube Channel)