The latest solo release by Q-Dot, Flex is a single about flaunting what you’ve got on social media. The entire 3-minute banger is social commentary based on personal experiences, referencing one individual to represent an entire generation. Combining both the energy and fervor of a club single and the commentary of underground rap music, Flex is definitely one to keep on repeat all week!
Hybreed Society was formed with the intent of having a creative collective of artistic individuals not solely restricted to Hip-Hop. They pride themselves in their diversity and fusion of styles which explain the wordplay on hybrid.
Ern Quek, who goes by moniker Q-Dot, is a rapper and songwriter. Q-Dot was mesmerized by Hip Hop music through the intricate wordplay and lyricism that were widely used and apparent in the genre. Having a knack for words, he decided that instead of simply being a fan of the Hip Hop music and culture, he should contribute his own perspectives and stories. Q-Dot joined Hybreed Society in late 2015 after 2 years, 1 mixtape and 1 EP with another collective Q-Dot is heavily influenced by a myriad of artists, from J.Cole, to Frank Sinatra and Migos, who contribute to his craft in different ways.
Geneshkumar S/O Sanmugam A.K.A G.Nesh commenced his journey as a musician in 2014, upon the realization of his passion towards music and rap. Along with Draco Raj, shared the stage with big names like Apl.de.Ap from The Black Eyed Peas and local acts such as TheLionCityBoy, Shigga Shay , Sheikh Haikel, Najip Ali and many more during the Sing50 Concert in 2015. Kanye West being his biggest inspiration and role model of his career, G.Nesh is fueled to craft his music in the most artistic and creative of ways. G.Nesh views music as an art form that can only be self-taught and uses it to express and to explore various crea]ve avenues and ideas.
Draco Raj’s humble beginnings in rap go back to when he was 9, inspired by Eminem, and performing in the bathroom of his home in Jurong West, Singapore. Draco wrote and recorded rap covers in his room and used his toilet as his rehearsal studio. Draco started working on original content in 2013, and co-founded Hybreed Society with G.Nesh aKer aLending a Grizzle Grind Crew workshop together with fellow Hip Hop enthusiasts His idols, G-Eazy and Eminem, challenge the status quo and defy the odds of their circumstances, which Draco finds inspiring and hopes to emulate. He's shared the stage with acts like Apl.de.Ap from The Black Eyed Peas, and local acts such as TheLionCityBoy, Shigga Shay , Sheikh Haikel, and Najip Ali.
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Having been producing music from an early age, Muhd Shafiq Bin Azman - ‘ShafiqFreezy’– is known by his production within the local Hip Hop community. He has collaborated with local independent hip hop aartists such as ArtDeen, AE$OP Cash, Void Deck Fellas (VDF) and a few others to date. ShafiqFreezy is a Hip hop and R&B producer who infuses sampling in his work every now and then. ShafiqFreezy has taken on the challenge of becoming Hybreed Society’s resident DJ, evolving to become an essential part of every Hybreed Society showcase. His main influences are Jahlil Beatz, Metroboomin, Jake One & Noah ’40’Shebib, but none of them dance quite like the one and only, ShafiqFreezy.
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Written by: Jay John