Qui the Last Word fosters both personal and artistic growth in his music. At the core of his lyricism, he speaks about his unwavering work ethic, all while pushing others to elevate. Moreover, Qui the Last Word speaks on his progression and upbringing. Like one of his songs suggests, he’s on the go. Qui the Last Word is not stopping for anything or anyone. His primary focus is on getting a bag.
His EP, Foundation Collection 2, depicts the rapper’s ambition. Within the three tracks, he reflects on his come-up and abundance of cash. To add, the “Fighting Chance” spitter vocalizes what’s important to him and how having a fighting spirit will get one far. Sometimes, you have to take the bad with the good. The instrumentals are rooted in trap. However, “Fighting Chance” gives off a 2000’s Lil Wayne-esque musical style. Not to mention, each song comes with a catchy hook. One standout record is “Investment.”
“Investment” is a dark trap offering that sees Qui the Last Word thinking back to when he had to grind to gain financial freedom. Throughout the song, he speaks about the process he went through to become wealthy. At most, Qui the Last Word says the money mindstate has been embedded in him since birth. One notable line goes, “I wanted bigger, I wanted more/Now I got more product than a corner store.”
Amber Lé got the opportunity to sit down with Qui the Last Word here at The Feature Presentation, where he answered the following:
What inspired you to make music? —
My family is huge on music. My father’s uncles and aunts are singers and still sing now. My mother and her sister’s brothers sung also. I was just born into music. I used to be at my father’s rehearsals (in my living room) and listen to them sing all the time. Then I start working for Def Jam’s street team at the age of ten to eleven. During that time, I didn’t comprehend what was going on. Sometime after, my aunt Robin, known as Robin S, created music that did numbers. This accomplishment was a super eye-opener.
One day my friends and I were freestyling. My brother Eddie B. said, “Yo, you got a lil flow. Let try making music. So we did. It turned into a horrible studio session.
Eddie was once challenged to make a song for an S.A.T prep book for college students, but we had to use their words. And we didn’t get anywhere near college at that point. But we did it. Down the line, we were secretly nominated for a Grammy.
What is your writing process like?
I like listening to the beats in a playlist while I’m smoking. And then I wait until one of them draws me in. Some songs I can finish in minutes. But other tracks require a bit more time.
Describe your music style:
I have a gritty sound. I’m versatile. Honestly, I’m just me.
What are the pressures of being an artist in the industry?
Getting people to like your style, Your creativity, your vision. And to see the lesser talent get notice and praise. It’s hard to find real outlets and trustworthy people in this business.
What projects do you have coming up? —
I have a dope song coming called “Peaches RMX.” Also, I just launched my online clothing store. In time, there’ll be a project with King Cakin called B.Q.E. Foundation Collection 3 will also be dropping in the fall.
What do you want your legacy to be? —
I want everyone to feel like their dreams are attainable. If you don’t quit and fight for your dreams, it’ll be in arms reach.
All-in-all, Qui the Last Word’s influence is for the taking. By displaying a strong suit of determination, he moves the nation, pushing them to create their destinies every day.