The Break Presents: Qualmes

Breakout: “Sacrifices”

Also Check: “Lose Control”

And: “Situations”

Name: Qualmes

Age: 24

Reppin’: Pasadena, CA

I started rapping: I started writing and messing around with rap in 11th grade (2004) I started taking being a writer serious around 2007 around my first tape with Dj Haze.

My style and/or skills have been compared to: A street savvy Drake

My standout records and/or moments have been: “Heartbeat” on my (Mood Swings EP) the record is incredible and what the mainstream radio waves need.A record with quality substance with no gimmick or for the moment sound in it. “Sacrifices” also on (Mood Swings) is a real personal record of mine. The song and visuals for the record release the pain your average inner city youth deals with growing up while trying to provide a better surrounding for there future family all while trying to make ends meet for the moment.

I’m gonna change the game by: Providing a constant quality body of work. Whether the project is funded directly out of my pockets or a labels there is not an ounce of room for error. Every track has to be written like its the last outlet anyone will hear directly from you

I’d Like to Work With: Sade is at the top of my list but being she doesn’t collaborate with other artist I would defiantly like to work with The Clutch to take my writing to the next level or Nas because he’s taught everyone how to be a fly slick mouthed lyricist.

My goal in hip-hop is: To show artist how to have a balance in their music. Don’t focus on only one aspect of a song. A hook needs powerful lyrics with a message behind them just like deep rooted verses need a hook to tie everything together. You have to tackle every area of song writing to bring forth a complete product.

I’m gonna be the next: I’m actually gonna be the first Euro/American rap rtist that people see rise to the status as a musical icon.

To check out more of my music go to:, Facebook or Twitter

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  • EDF

    Man, this caught me off guard. This dude has great music. #DoubleCuppedLove on repeat out here in Houston.

    Man I’m hyped, especially at the mindset of going global. Americans ain’t breaking bread anyway.

    Congrats, much success.

  • TheDove

    I’d have a hard time choosing between ‘Versatile’ or simply ‘talented’ when describing Qualmes.
    Much love!

  • Derek

    Ma boi from highschool, DENA WE ON!

  • kherrylobrien

    good to see NT fam makin moves..Qualmes whuddup

  • TrapLauren

    you guys are getting it right posting the talent that deserve it.

  • Eric Droski

    S/O to Qualmes…NT’s going stronnng I see. Congrats, sir.

  • Des

    my boy qualmes doin his thing..they missin ‘Love Drunk’ tho! lol thats my ish

  • bushyb3ard

    This dude qualmes is a lyrical genius not only is his flows witty and fresh but he paints perfect clear pictures…

  • HARErrorism

    Congrats, big homie. May so much more success come your way. I’m so proud of you. #EAE.

  • agthekid

    Well deserved

  • ohokay

    gg chode.

  • AltaBlock

    dude is fake ask the hood-

  • Domino Gomez

    My brother, very proud of you. We’re gonna make it. :hat

  • UncleP

    Good stuff

  • Rose City

    AltaBlock You maddddddddddddd this dude is so damn versatile it aint even funny

  • Matt

    This is some dope ass music. I look forward to hearing more. #WestUP

  • Simplemachines

    Glad to see my nephews hard work finally start paying off, people have been sleeping for far too long. #EAE

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  • rick

    heavay! qualmes comin up! htp


    what is this sandnigger doing ?

  • CairoXavier

    Very, very, solid artist!! cant say that enough …been on a consistant grind ..its good to see this man rise to his potential

  • Illuztrious

    Oh, this nigga Qualmes is about to blow up!? Let me hold $5 bro! lol, nah but Congrats on the article tho.

  • david

    Much respect to you man. Hard work pays off!

  • TeflanDon



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  • G.Cue

    Very good sir. HHHEEEAAAAAPPPP

  • Concrete Rose

    His hooks are on a whole nother level out of everyone coming out/unsigned right now