Oakland, California native GQ (a/k/a Quentin Thomas) is poised to release his debut EP later this month for a little March Madness. The University of North Carolina 2005 freshman NCAA champion will drop Death Threats & Love Notes: The Prelude via Jamla Records on March 26. The EP is a set-up for a forthcoming full-length of the same name expected later this year. This effort comes after an appearance on 9th Wonder’s 9th’s Opus compilation, and work on NBA Live ’10.
GQ, who has been an artist on 9th’s Jamla imprint since 2009, will work with Kurupt, Nipsey Hussle and label-mate Rapsody on the EP. Production will be handled by 9th and The Soul Council collective.
“He isn’t a basketball player that can rhyme; he is a rapper that can ball,” said 9th of the former Point Guard wearing #11 in a statement.
UPDATE: The tracklist to GQ’s Death Threats & Love Notes: The Prelude is as follows:
1.) “Repetition” (produced by Ka$h)
2.) “Around The World” (produced by E.Jones)
3.) “I’m Gone” (produced by Eric G.)
4.) “Too High” (produced by Sinopsis)
5.) “The Town” (produced by 9th Wonder)
6.) “Last Breath” (produced by 9th Wonder)
7.) “Memento” (produced by Fatin)
8.) “This Is Me” f/ Carlitta Durand (produced by Fatin)
9.) “Back Here” (produced by Eric G.)
10.) “Amazing” (produced by Eric G.)
11.) “Grind In” (produced by AMP)
12.) “I Know” f/ Rapsody & Rocki Evans (produced by Khrysis)
13.) “World Turns” (produced by 9th Wonder)
UPDATE #2: DJBooth.net has posted the download link and stream link to GQ’s Death Threats & Love Notes: The Prelude. The links also include instrumentals.