first made international noise as Sony Music Group’s [Europe] recording artist “TriQui Di”, who from an early age laid her foundation as a Rapper/Emcee & Break Dancer while singing in her church & school choirs. Wanting to fuse her rhyming and singing skills together, Qui became one of the first women on the scene to put together an exciting show that featured her rapping, singing and dancing. Her unique style and flair made her a favorite in talent shows, open mic competitionss, concert halls, clubs, festivals and various other events in the talent filled Mecca of The San Francisco Bay Area and abroad.
This native Oakland, CA vocalist, rapper, writer, producers’ ArtistiQ influences run the gamut from one genre to another - from Jazz to Rock, Pop, Hip Hop, R&B, House to Gospel… Qui510 has always fused together various styles of music bringing a unique blend of musical inspiration, influences and movements to her live shows and sound recordings. She sites living legends, vocal innovators and music pioneers Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Daryl Coley, and Twinkie Clark (of The Clark Sisters) as major influences vocally. MC Lyte, Queen Latifah, Timbaland, KRS-1 and A Tribe Called Quest and Will – I- Am are her Hip Hop inspirations. Growing up in the African American Baptist and Pentecostal Church, she got her start singing in church choirs and her first taste of competing and touring with her high school choir “The Castleers”. The world renown choir that produced such talents as the Pointer Sisters, her pastor Bishop Walter L. Hawkins & the Hawkins Singers, Tony Toni Toné and many others.
Qui510 - Entertainer Extraordinaire, has displayed her musical talents throughout the years, lending her “Alternative Hip-Hop Soul” sound to other entertainers in the industry. She has shared the stage with Snoop Dogg, Aaliyah, MC Lyte, Natalie Cole, Van Hunt, Kim Burrell, Chaka Khan and others. Not one to be pigeon-holed, her ventures have also led to stints on radio, television and film, working with stars such as Academy Award Nominee Will Smith, actors Whoopi Goldberg and Ted Danson and Academy Award Winner Jamie Foxx.
Qui510 is the host of, “Qui’s Word Radio Show” which airs via Blog Talk Radio every week and can be downloaded or subscribed to via iTunes or streamed through her web site, FaceBook and other social networking sites. “Qui’s World Radio Show” currently has regular subscribers and listeners in Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and all across the United States.
Completely unabashed in her desire to achieve the super stardom she is destined for, she is also an active participant with several causes and gives back to her communities as much as possible. A former health educator/advocate on STD’s, HIV and AIDS, Qui510 is committed to working closely with non –profits and foundations to continue to educate people. Some causes/communities she supports are: Diabetes, Sexual Abuse for Men Women and Children, L.G.B.T.Q., Marriage Equality for All and most movements that cater to and help children in the United States.
Giving back to the community, touring the world, producing new music, hosting her radio show or speaking at schools, universities, and other institutions, Qui510 is proving with each new endeavor that she is truly one of the World’s and Oakland’s finest!
Soon, all will know her name… Qui510