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Terrance Quaites is an American R&B singer, known professionally as TQ.

TQ was raised in the church (he sang in the choir) but his real education came from the streets, where the first wave of hip-hop music became the soundtrack to his life. “From Monday to Saturday I was hangin’, partyin’, chasing girls, getting in trouble, and straight-up acting the fool,” he admits. “But on Sunday my mother dragged me out of bed to go to church. That’s where I developed my singing voice and learned how to make people feel me.”

TQ was never a thug in the true sense of the word: His hard-working parents instilled positive values in him, and didn’t hesitate to set him straight when he was wrong. At 16, when his mom found a gun in his room, she sent the teenager to live with an aunt in Atlanta. In retrospect, says TQ, “sending me down South saved my life. It made me straighten up—for awhile, anyway.”

These conflicting circumstances honed TQ’s survival instincts and his passion for music. “The little money I had to buy records was spent on rap,” he notes. “See, I really wasn’t much into my generation’s r&b. I listened more to the old-school soul that my parents had in the house. So my music now is more a combination of that and hard-core hip-hop.”

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  • rallo_tubbs

    oh, no problem, man! Just vote up for the rapper TQ fotos... it's not difficult i guess if Terrence's fanbace is really lager. Ok?

    22 Mar 7:22pm Reply
  • D_V_A

    This is bullshit, man. I suggest we make 2 different pages for these artists. TQ remains the rapper and T.Q. would be the asian gilf. Or the other way around. Come on, now! Terrence has an immensely larger fan base! I can't have this chinese grandma on my artist's list >.>

    21 Mar 1:59pm Reply
  • rallo_tubbs

    just try to google better... thnx... https://www.facebook.com/80sTQ?fref=ts

    8 Mar 11:05am Reply
  • D_V_A

    ffs what's up with the asian chick in the pictures? Please keep this TQ only and vote for his pictures. I like asian women in general, but this is just wrong. Google "Asian singer TQ" and you'll only come up with Terrance Quaites

    7 Mar 1:40pm Reply
  • SimonePerrota

    The missing link between Nate Dogg and R. Kelly

    20 Nov 2013 Reply
  • gendervariant

    Just now discovering that he had solo material.

    9 Apr 2012 Reply
  • j5-E

    west side track mmmmmmmm

    8 May 2011 Reply
  • tyga67

    i remember tha tune right on

    11 Jun 2010 Reply
  • matty_lwd

    askin whats real G??????

    13 May 2010 Reply
  • bigpussyluver

    bigups

    10 May 2010 Reply
  • Young-Hoodlum

    yeah new album is great.

    16 Apr 2010 Reply
  • mhunke

    new album is pretty good so far

    14 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Lavigne88

    Thanks for uploading the correct cover!! New album is great [2]

    13 Apr 2010 Reply
  • CHOOK85

    New album is great!:-)

    8 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Lavigne88

    Can Someone PLEASE hook me up with that "Dirty Diana" Track! thx in advance !!! [2] And can someone upload the CORRECT cover of Kind Of Blue, thanks!

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Snoopaveli

    Can Someone PLEASE hook me up with that "Dirty Diana" Track! thx in advance !!!

    7 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Lavigne88

    KOB in the house!!! Last.FM doesn't recognise the cover tho >.<

    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Lavigne88

    I pre-ordered this cd in February! Now it's out! But it took 2-4 working days to deliver. Tomorrow KOB will lay on my doormat!!!! Yay!!

    24 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Lavigne88

    5 days left!

    18 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Lavigne88

    11 days left!

    12 Mar 2010 Reply
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