get down with the get down
or move the fuck out of our way
Our wristwatches are Irish made. Our clothes, Chinese.
Our fruit, Brazilian. Our rhythms, African.
In NYC, cultures co-exist and collide often, splashing the streets with reminders of home. These are waves that look like dashiki hoodies, waves that sound like walking past Dyckman on a Sunday, waves with a tide strong enough to bring the sounds of the Caribbean to the corners of Crown Heights.
And we want to ride these waves. Effortlessly.
Hip Hop Fusion
QNA to hip-hop is like Legos to industrial design; the possibilities are endless. QNA’s cerebral lyrics work in tandem with formidable musicianship to create music that's simultaneously explorative and traditional. Its members have been under the mentorship of luminaries such as John Pattitucci and The Last Poets. Building on the precedents set by their mentors, they follow the music across genres and cultures, beginning dialogues with new musicians and audiences alike.
They like to call this Hip Hop Fusion (shouts-out to Fay!).
"[T]here aren’t many hip-hop acts who illuminate the musicality of hip-hop like New York-based group QNA." - Impose
"NYC-based jazz meets hip-hop group QNA‘s music is like a mix between BADBADNOTGOOD, Robert Glasper, Hiatus Kaiyote. Now that might sound like an exaggeration, but one listen to their newest offering, and we’re pretty sure it will have you feeling the same." - Twisted Soul Music
"[...] they indeed won my heart." - StereoFox
"The Next Big Thing in Jazz and Hip-Hop" - The Culture Trip
"Sure, jazz and hip-hop have been blended together [...] but few do so [...] without sounding dated and trapped in the 90's" - Chicago Sun-Times Entertainment
"QNA brought out the big guns" - Cypher League