Raised by a single mother of three in the rural area of Capitol Heights, Maryland, Daquon, “95Q” Price grew up being influenced by the great talents of Notorious BIG, Ludacris, and Jay-Z. As he expanded his ear to the deep lyricism that Hip-hop offers, he allowed the styles of Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole to assist in his style development as an adolescent.
Listening to his mother’s words of wisdom, he carries the words, “you can be the voice for those who don’t have one,” with him through his endeavors. Placing faith in using his gifts to one day support his family, provide for his son, and give back to his hometown of Capitol Heights, 95Q spreads his essence through the records he creates.
Focusing our attention on the depths of, “Numb,” 95Q takes a swift approach to the booming era of Hip-hop that is turning heads all over the world. By adding inspiration from his muses in order to serve up a unique twist on a fusion between the nostalgic traits that the genre offers, he adds a mass appeal in the messaging and tonal distinction that has, “Numb,” catering to a larger audience. The method in which his flows transition seamlessly on the spellbinding pulses through the instrumentation have us locked into the piece and message at hand.
By laying out a story of using vices to cope with the day to day struggles that life produces, 95Q remains to swarm our minds with relatable content that shakes us to our core. As he floats his lyrical abilities over alluring instrumentation, we become fixated on his witty one-liners dripping in hard-hitting lyricism that utter cold hard facts in the composition.
95Q makes it so we can sink into our chairs a little deeper while taking in his music created for every occasion. Taking over one catchy song at a time, we place 95Q on loop as we eagerly await his next release in the substantial realm of Hip-hop.
Welcome to BuzzMusic, 95Q! Congratulations on the release of your latest single, “Numb.” What moment inspired the story and meaning behind this track?
The song was honestly written a year ago. the last 2 years have been very challenging for me. It got to the point where I just didn’t want to stress or feel pain, anger, anything. Once the pandemic hit and everything started changing I felt it was the right time to release the track because everyone is going through something and I’m sure they’re tired of it.
How has your experience been as an artist creating in 2020? Have there been any challenges that you’ve faced and overcome?
Creating in 2020 hasn’t really been different it’s just about catching the engineer to go record in the studio. I gotta lit “beat man” he sends me content if I vibe with it I write to it or see what I got in the vault. The only challenge is finding time to record honestly.
How does your creative process differ when approaching a more conscious record versus a club banger?
My process doesn’t change, the beats speak to me in a sense. Whatever the beat makes me feel, that’s what I write about.
In your ideal world, who would you pick to feature on a remixed version of, “Numb”? What’s your reasoning behind this pick?
Ideally, J. Cole, the song is one of those songs you can relate to. And the way he tells stories on some of his work is unmatched.
2020 has been a very challenging year for everyone. What has been keeping you inspired to create music? What advice can you give another artist who's finding it difficult to do so?
Oh, that’s easy, my family, my team 95gmapclan ( g is silent ), my close friends, and just the drive to give my family a better life. To any artist who might be having trouble or is having “writer's block” just remember why we do this, this isn’t for fame it’s for the love of the music.