QNA is a band from New York City. With a cultural background that spans across American, Afro-Caribbean, South-East Asian and European traditions, they make music that reflects their love of adventure. They fuse a multitude of genres; but having studied under the likes of John Pattitucci, Danilo Perez, and The Last Poets, their music is in the language of jazz and hip-hop. XII, their debut EP has attracted the attention of Sway’s Universe amongst others. Their motto is simple: don’t try so hard. Stop overthinking, keep exploring, and stay listening.
“very unique in comparison to [their] peers” - The Source
"There aren’t many hip-hop acts who illuminate the musicality of hip-hop like New York-based group QNA." - IMPOSE
"golden-era Hip Hop on steroids." - EARMILK
"With cerebral lyrics mixed with intense, dizzying improvisation, reminiscent of the golden age of hard bop, the group arises to a place of their own." - Hip-Hop Headquarters
"intelligent and mature verses augmented by real instrumental musicians and the freedom of improvised music." - Nextbop
"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