Established in 2009, Brooklyn transplants Quincy Vidal have drawn notable comparisons to Digable Planets and A Tribe Called Quest. Those are big shoes to fill, and yet their debut project The Cookin’ In Brooklyn have placed them at the top of new acts to look out for. Blending a feel of nostalgia with jazz influences, QV is duo you don’t want to miss out on.
Name: Le’Asha Julius
Hometown: Washington DC
I grew up listening to: Prince, Michael Jackson, James Brown, Funkadelic… anything funky.
Most people don’t know I: Know almost all the lines to Coming To America.
My style’s been compared to: Lauryn Hill, Digable Planets.
My standout records and/or moments to date have been: “Runandtellyodaddy,” “’93 Jeep Cherokee,” “Check,” and “Ooooh.” (Because of my execution and daring subject nature).
My goal in Hip-Hop is: To get more NYC venues to welcome more hip-hop artists.
I’m gonna be the next: Lauryn Hill
Name: Caleb Eberhardt (CE)
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
I grew up listening to: ’70s/’80s funk, soul, R&B/early ’00′s hip-hop, early 50, Eminem. [I] didn’t get to the ’90s stuff until later honestly.
Most people don’t know I: Used to tap dance, avidly.
My style’s been compared to: Em, Andre 3000, A Tribe Called Quest, Digable Planets.
My standout records and/or moments to date have been: “Stupid Love” (featuring Starchild), my verses on “Stuck In Bed Stuy” and “In Re;turn,” “Pillow.” “LDZ.”
My goal in Hip-Hop is: To be respected as a genuine all-around musician. Hip-hop transcends genres, I want to be seen as a musician first, who just so happens to rap his ass off.
I’m gonna be the next: You can’t ever really live up to who the people say you’ll be “the next” of, all you can hope to be is the first of you.
Standout: “Lil’ Bruva”
Also check out: “Stuck In Bed Stuy”