Quese Imc is an award-winning Hip Hop emcee, independent music producer and cultural activist. Quese is a member of the Pawnee and Seminole Nations. Quese and his brother are founding members of Native Hip Hop group “Culture Shock Camp.”
In the beginning of his musical career, Quese struggled with his audience connecting to his music. Since then, his audience has changed with the times and Quese just released his album titled “Hand Drums for Whiskey Bottles.” Quese mixes his love for Hip Hop with his love for his people-creating a sound called “Native Hip Hop.” His artistic style mixes the modern substance of freestyling, Hip Hop and Funk with strictly traditional values.
Production Assistant Tobias Grant (Omaha, Dakota, Cherokee & Dineh) spoke with Quese Imc after his performance at Stage 49. Tobias and Quese talk about his music, his experience as a performer and his album “Hand Drums for Whiskey Bottles.”