Quintes “Que” Austin, a 16-year-old male rapper from Milwaukee, WI has made a huge impact with his single, “Can’t Keep Runnin Away” featuring Patrice Downey. The song was written by Que and it is based around the scenarios of bullying, a subject that has become a major issue within the US.
“It is focused on bullying in general. You have to stand up for what you believe in and you cannot keep running away from your problems,” said Austin.
Before Que’s success, he was just another inspired rapper trying to make it into the industry.
“I started off not really wanting to be a rapper, but I practiced so much that I got better at it and I did not even realize it,” said Austin.
Que has been inspired not only by the record label he works for, 3D Entertainment/Tonestruck Records, but New Orleans based rapper, Lil Wayne had an affect on him as well.
“I was told that I sound like Lil Wayne when I started rapping but I couldn’t be like somebody else,” he stated. “I have found myself with changing up my style and approach and I can still say today that I am inspired by him,” he added. Que feels that Lil Wayne has made a huge impact in the industry and stated, “Who else would inspire me then someone who has already accomplish something that I’m trying to accomplish.”