Through the evolution of the internet, people from all over the world are finding various ways to connect. Several areas were previously not known for contributing much to music, but now find themselves popular spots. Pittsburgh was not a likely hip hop city until the emergence of young rappers, Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller, who emerged through the internet.
Similar to Pittsburgh, Dover, Delaware is often overlooked, yet has a thriving hip hop scene full of talent. Quintin Richardson is among the rising Dover stars. An R&B singer, with a bit of hip hop in his style, Quintin Richardson could very well put Dover on the map. Using the internet, he hopes to enjoy success similar to that of Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller.
Hip Hop Vibe recently spoke to Quintin Richardson, who discussed the developing hip hop scenes in both the DMV area and Philadelphia. Being in Dover, Quintin Richardson finds himself in the middle of both rapid-developing hip hop communities. In addition to speaking about his surroundings, Quintin Richardson also spoke on his solo career. Among his upcoming projects includes his debut album.
Read the entire interview below:
How do you feel about the rapid expansion of the hip hop scene in both the DMV and Philadelphia area? I think its amazing, a lot of talent is in the area.
What projects are you currently working on? I’m currently working on a demo to shop to major labels.
As far as singers, who has inspired you the most? As far as singers Michael Jackson has inspired me so much and Brian McKnight and I love Ne-Yo’s writing style.
Can you provide us with more details about your upcoming debut album? I can’t say to much about it, but that I’m working hard to get the best music possible on there for my fans.
Who are some of the artists you have been working with? I have worked with D Goode for the single “She Is” more than just. He wrote on the Day 26 debut album he is the best around.
Through it all, who have you been able to turn to for support? Through it all, I have been able to turn to family for support they are always there to have my back and friends also.
How do you avoid getting caught up in your own hype? (Laughs) I feel like I’m here for the music, I’m not about the hype. I’m about making good music and getting it out there to the listeners.
Have you released many mixtapes, if any? I have not released any mixtapes, but I have a single on iTunes that is selling! The music video for it just went viral.
Can you name some of the artists you hope to one day work with? I would love to work with Pharrell and Ne-Yo. I believe if I worked with them, I would have a hit!