Women in Music 2018

Emerging DMV Rapper Q Da Fool Signs Record Deal With Roc Nation: Exclusive

Evan Pierce
Q Da Fool

Maryland's Q Da Fool is looking to take his burgeoning rap career to the next level. On Monday (May 14), Roc Nation announced a new record deal with the 21-year-old rising star. With major label backing now at his disposal, Q's focus switches to his 100 Keys EP, which is slated to release this summer.

The project will be produced exclusively by ATL mainstay Zaytoven and that's an opportunity the No Competition rapper isn't taking for granted. "Working with Zaytoven on this EP has been a dope experience for me," the DMV native tells Billboard. "I mean, Zay is a legend in the game and when he sent me the first set of beats, I knew then that this 100 Keys EP was going to be a classic project for me."

The former Pakk Boyz member is celebrating his latest business venture with the release of the Zaytoven-produced "Not Playin" and the single's coinciding visual. "‘Not Playin’ is one of my favorite tracks that Q and I had recorded, because it has that real authentic trap bounce. I decided to work with Q when I first saw one of his videos," Zay explains. "I knew then he was a star, so I sent Q's manager some beats and when he sent the songs back, it was a confirmation to me that he was definitely a superstar."

Check out the "Not Playin" video below to get acquainted with Roc Nation's newest signee. You can also stream the track here