John Que (formerly Gee-Que) is an American rapper, producer, engineer, and actor. After founding his record label AnD Music Group and releasing two collaboration albums independently, he signed a distribution deal with SLR/WEA in 2011.
John Que began his music career as Gee-Que, a troubled but witty adolescent born and raised in San Francisco, CA. He gained his recognition while working closely with a local reputable engineers, G-Man Stan, owner of Find Away Studios and Don The Enhancer. Working as a ghost producer for major labels honed his talent as a producer and engineer. He sacrificed his dedication, to completely focus on his career as an artist to meet the high demand need of his production and engineering expertise, although he managed to release several albums independently under the stage name Gee-Que.
Under his new stage name, John Que, he garnered his over-due success from a collaboration LP, Duffle Bag Boys, released in 2009. The chemistry between John Que and Guce proved to be the right formula in creating a motivational anthem that targeted and identified with people struggling to survive under the duress of a sagging economy. The first single released “From the Bottom to the Top” provided a voice of inspiration for a better way of life, followed by the respected second single “Boss Bitch”. A second collaboration album was released in 2011 with close friend O.G.E. John Que has also recorded with artist such as JT the Bigga Figga, RBL Posse, San Quinn, Spice 1, Sean T, Prozak , Ad Kopone and Big Rich. His notoriety emerged further, collaborating on tracks with some industry heavy weights such as Snoop Dogg, Nate Dog, Bun B and Scarface, which is scheduled to be released at a later date.
John Que continues to evolve, proving his aptitude in entertainment and respect as a savvy business man. The top of his 2012,13, and 14 year began by paying homage to the 90’s, releasing tracks from a catalog of renaissance music written, recently recorded and produced by him. His catalog consists of more than 25 LP albums, bridging a gap of his talented ability to be a chameleon through the musical trends of any entertainment era. His new untitled album will be released later in the year and is sure to turn heads of music executives.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from
JOHN QUE: I’m from San Francisco, California.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?
JOHN QUE: My music background consists of writing, producing, mixing/editing, and engineering.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?
JOHN QUE: My songs are about all walks of life. They are about where I was raised, and how I was brought up.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform and why?
JOHN QUE: My favorite song or songs are my club songs. They are my favorite songs because I like the response I get from the crowd.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you the most in the pursuit of a career in music?
JOHN QUE: I think what has surprised me the most is the hard work and the lack of support you have in your hometown
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?
JOHN QUE: Run DMC, LLCool J, Kool Moe Dee, DMX, Dr. Dre, Dj Quick, Tupac, Notorious B.I.G, Price, R.Kelly, and more.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?
JOHN QUE: My music would be has worldwide and lifetime influence.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?
JOHN QUE: I really don’t know what make me stand out from other artist, however I hope to one-day find that out. I have been told many thing, but I’m still waiting for that one thing that separates me from the rest.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?
JOHN QUE: What I would like to see changed would be music going back to being music with meaning, and for radio station to start playing real music again.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?
JOHN QUE: I’m currently working on releasing 30 never heard or released albums from 1993- 2000. I also working on a couple of mix tapes and two new albums to be released in 2015.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
JOHN QUE: My career goals are to keep writing, producing, mixing/editing, and engineering for a broader audience. I want to venture off into clothing design, software design, consulting, and large scales of investments.
IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?