Hailing from good ole’ North Philly, MC LGP Qua went viral by tearing up social media with his motivational freestyle Instagram videos and rap tracks, spitting knowledge and wisdom to the world. Doing time in prison made the young rapper figure out his life’s mission which was to wake up the youth with the use of music. Most rappers his age talk about taking drugs and killing people, but not him. LGP Qua’s music focuses on delivering a message or getting a point across. As a result, he has work has attracted the attention of many celebrities such as Brooklyn rap icon Jay Z, born Shawn Carter. Carter reportedly offered LGP Qua a $1 million deal with his record label Roc Nation, who has also signed multiple Philly talents such as Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Chris & Neef, and more.
In the past few months, he has been releasing multiple tracks with a few music videos like “INSOMNIAC (woke)” which features The Black Eyed Pea’s will.i.am and “Hungry” where he collaborated with the shoe store chain Foot Locker for their “Before and After Bite” campaign with Nike Air Max that helps supports up-and-coming artists. Not to mention, LGP Qua’s first mixtape Voice of the Youth, Vol. I is set to drop soon.
Recently, LGP Qua released a remake of Philly legend Meek Mill’s politically-charged track “Stay Woke” and just like Meek, he didn’t hold back. The young rapper brings up some real-life struggles and experiences of growing up how and where he did saying “We come from the bottom where the sun doesn’t shine at / we ain’t use to yes because where I’m from you get declined fast.” He gets real but still manages to invoke a sense of hope and positivity while educating the youth on the importance of staying socially conscious. He’s keeping them “woke.”
Below, listen to LGP Qua’s remake of Meek Mill’s “Stay Woke”.
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