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Singer/Songwriter TQ Offers Paradise With New Album

Singer/Songwriter TQ Offers Paradise With New Album

Singer/Songwriter TQ Offers Paradise New Album Coming April 1 (Gracie Prod/EMI)

Los Angeles, CA — In today’s rapidly changing music industry, few R&B artists have been able to lay a foundation for their own longevity in the game. As an adept songwriter, producer and singer, TQ has maintained his career for over 15 years, and he’s just getting started. The Compton, CA native will independently release his fourth full-length studio album, Paradise, on April 1 in conjunction with Gracie Productions and distribution via EMI.

After releasing two albums with the group Coming Of Age in the early ’90s, TQ decided to pursue solo endeavors. He made a name for himself with the international hit single “Westside” in 1999 on his solo debut They Never Saw Me Coming, and went on to release two more albums – The Second Coming and Listen. He recorded another album during his stint with Cash Money Records entitled Gemini, however the project was never released.

Throughout his career, TQ has written and collaborated with a variety of artists including N’Sync, Lil Wayne, R.Kelly, Whitney Houston, Dru Hill, Ron Isley, Swizz Beatz, Petey Pablo, Another Level, LFO, Donny Osmond, Juvenile, E40, Too $hort and The Outlawz. He has also been acting, and has plans to expand his career in Hollywood.

With Paradise, TQ is bringing more of his stellar songwriting and production talent to the table. His first single is the title track from the album, “Paradise” featuring Krayzie Bone. The track is available to hear at Jagged Edge and B.G. both appear on the album, while Deezle, Nigel, Static Major, Crak, DJ Tomek, Brian and Brandon of Jagged Edge and TQ himself share in the production.

Since joining with Gracie Productions, TQ is feeling revitalized within the independent scene. Dorian Washington, CEO of the budding company, anticipates that Paradise will be a huge contribution to R&B in 2008. “TQ is very easy to work with, and he’s a hard worker,” explains Washington. “He’s bringing back the elements of real music that fans want – genuine songwriting and singing from a true artist.”

“I think that longevity breeds growth and vice versa,” TQ says. “I think my fans will recognize my growth in every aspect of this album. This is grown folk music, ya feel me? For new and potential fans, this is a break from the norm. This is real… like music therapy. It’ll take you somewhere if you let it. I think people will appreciate the fact that this isn’t your average R&B.”

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