King Q or currently known as Quodjoe is an American based Ghanaian indie hip hop and afrobeats artist and one half of the American based Ghanaian Afropop duet Quodjoe and Alka. He was born and raised in Ghana but moved to the states after completing his junior high school education at St. Martin de Porres School. Right after Junior High, quodjoe started writing songs and doing freestyles on his own but had to stop due to personal reasons. But after 4 years, He returned to music with a freestyle called Excuse Me ft. YoungEd and since then has gone on to record numerous songs and dropped two Eps (Kadima & Gods Amongst Men). Although he initially started off his music with hip-hop, Quodjoe rebranded himself after he dropped Kadima and began to accept his Afrobeats side more hence changing his name from King Q to Quodjoe.
The rising star has begun to make a name for himself on stages of New York with his unique spin sounds and always being different from other performers he shares stage with. Although this debut EP Kadima put him on the map of New York, his second EP Gods Amongst Men (GAM) is said to be the one to put him on the map of Ghana.
Quodjoe would describe his flow as different and captivating, which are both themes displayed on the tracks “Sweetin You” and “Su Fr3 Wu Nyame” which have been highly successful on sound cloud and every mainstream music platforms. The success of these tracks and others have landed him on stages such as Miss Ghana USA 2017, The Art fest hosted by Zeke Jaye, Uni-G x Friends tour concert, the OverTime Music Series by MajorStage, and countless Open Mics at Universities and High Schools across the state, allowing him to really branch out as an artist.
Quodjoe’s style of rap and music is unique because he brings a different vibe by adding his own flair to not only his music but on the many tracks he been featured on. He has worked with artists such as Realest Alka, CosmosGH, YoungEd, Karissa, Nellz, Qwame Larry, Chevvalier, ExGee, and with producers like Nellz, OvieTheCreator, Nero, Kris Ja’Lon, and iPappi. All of whom have helped allow him to try his hand at multiple styles within the parameters of hip hop and afrobeats. His style of rap is greatly influenced by his passion to speak from the heart to make sense.
While King Q would rather not compare his sound to any one, he does admit that there are a few artist in the game that do motivate and inspire him such as M.anifest, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, Sarkodie, E.L, Medikal, Worlasi, MGK and Stormzy, however his flow is still his own.
Quodjoe is set to soon release a joint EP titled “Love & Affection” with music duet partner, Realest Alka. Although Quodjoe works hard to put his music out there for his fans, he has said a couple of times to family and close relatives that he is not in the music for the fame or money but rather for the love he has for the game. With all that Quodjoe has done since the start of his career, it is safe to say he’s definitely an artist to look out for in the coming months and certainly throughout the coming years.
After headlining and opening for many shows across New York, Quodjoe returned home to Ghana to celebrate with his fans here and climax the new year with the launch of his EP, “Gods Amongst Men”. The concert was held on the 28th of December 2017 featuring live band sessions at Badu Lounge, Labone. The concert was for Quodjoe to connect with his Ghanaian fan base and also to officially introduce himself to his people in Ghana as an artist on the rise. The lineup for this concert is studded with talented artists such as CosmosGH, Khalifina, Xyelen, Nii Amu, CJ Biggerman and many more special artists and guests.
Watch highlights from the #GAMConcert with Quodjoe below: