"Who Is Que" - Que [SoundCloud EP Stream]

Kara Bertoncini

by Kara Bertoncini

Published March 24, 2014

Since dropping "OG Bobby Johnson" last September, Atlanta rapper Que has experienced the peculiar sort of fame that often befalls a relatively unknown artist with a hot single. Jay Z played the song at a few of his concerts and Lebron James posted a video of himself dancing to it on Instagram, but most of America still had no idea who Que is. Thusly, his debut EP is entitled Who Is Que. Stream it a day ahead of its release above, via Spotify.

Consisting of four new tracks, "OG Bobby Johnson" and an accompanying remix, Who Is Que is a brief but charismatic introduction to Que. Beginning with the "I've been doing this shit since day one" track "From The Jump," Que wastes no time kicking off his no-nonsense flows, with this EP almost totally lacking in flab and / or excess.

Fourth track "Money" is a culmination of the trend in hip hop of using one word so much in a song that its meaning shifts from sentence to sentence (Ty Dolla $ign's "Familiar" and Young Thug's "Stoner" both spring to mind). It's most akin to Nicki Minaj's recent track "Lookin' Ass Niggas," in which every line is capped by a specific type of "-ass niggas" (IE "broke," "lazy," or even "Boost Mobile"). In this case, Que lists all of the categories of money he'd like to have, moving from the obvious -- "dope boy money," "NBA money," "Bill Gates money" -- to the less so: "his, her, y'alls and your money," "Scarface right off the boat money," "Ciroc Diddy money" and even "pop chart Nicki money." It's an incredibly dextrous lyrical display, especially when considering the odd template of ending nearly every line with the same word.

The previously-released remix of "OG Bobby Johnson," featuring Snoop Dogg, A$AP Ferg and Pusha T, closes out Who Is Que, acting as a victory lap that shows that Que can hold his own with industry heavyweights. This EP, Que's first release on Atlantic Records, proves that he's no one trick pony, and will hopefully put an end to the spree of people asking "Who is Que?" after Googling "that song about Bobby Johnson."

Preorder Who Is Que on iTunes, and hear Que rap on DJ Mustard's phenomenal new single "Vato" right here on Zumic.


Source: Que Spotify

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