New Cleveland artist goes viral
Q Money better known as Qamar Williams burst on the scene with his viral hit ”work” which gained two million views in less than a month. He also has 51.2 Instagram followers.
The internet superstar is from St. Clair but graduated from Euclid High School.
He says people hear his music from every source you can hear music like streaming.
“I’ve gone viral from doing my own thing and the fans seeing my confidence and being into my own music which is where my motivation is,” said Williams
There’s no set date for his debut album to drop but it will probably the beginning of next year.
However when he drops he’s not coming alone.
“I have some other artists from where I’m from that I want to bring with me,” said Williams.
Williams does not like to be put into a box. He’s just a great artist surely to make a big name for himself.
“I consider myself just an artist not old school or new school,” said Williams.
“I like to think that I make good music for everybody so I really don’t want to put myself in a category. I’m versatile and I can make any type of music.”
Williams travels back and forth to Atlanta to produce his music.
Most of what he has released has been produced here in Cleveland and much of the unreleased music was produced in Atlanta.
Williams says his music is about real life. His life! He wants people to understand this is not a studio gimick, he’s truly real.
“I want people to know that everything I say in my music is my life,” said Williams.
“And I’m really out here trying to motivate the culture. I’m not trying to stunt on anyone I’m just trying to motivate. I put a lot of real life situations in my music.”
Williams is like any other performer he’s loves what he does but there is also something special about it.
“Seeing what I used to go do for free and now getting money for it,” said Williams,
“Just doing something I love to do and ‘Im actually getting paid for it. I appreciate it.”
Q Money was only 20 when he started rapping and now he’s only 21 so he’s only been at it a year.
“I’ve been around music and people who do music all my life,” said Williams.
According to Williams support was slow in the beginning but he has support from family and friends more than ever”
“At first people weren’t really in to it but people don’t believe until you show him.”
Williams is inspired by seeing other people come from certain situations with shaky backgrounds making a stand for themselves, he says.
He is also inspired by some of the artists he listens to.
“Artists who inspire me are Future and Drake because they are so consistent and that’s really inspiring,” said Williams.
Look forward to some mainstream artists being on Q Money’s album but he wouldn’t drop names.
“I definitely have a few mainstream artists on the album,” said Williams.
Q Money has done several performances in the past year. You may have seen him at Summer Jam last month for those who attended. He has also done shows in Atlanta, he recently attended the BET Hip Hop Music Awards but didn’t perform, However, he dd say he performed at HBCU Weekend and just did a show in North Carolina.
Williams is a realist and wants people to know his music is real. He would also like to people to know that they too can live out their dreams.
“Despite what people say is impossible you can’t let them take your dream,” said Williams.
“You must secure your future. If you know you want to do something in life that people might tell you you can’t because they never did it, you have to do what you’ve chosen.”