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Interview With @enduresings


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1.How long have you been in the music biz  
JB: I have been in the music business for about 10 years now.
Qua: I been singing for about 7 years.
TJ: About 15 years.
Que: I been singing for about 18 years, started in church.
2.Who are your major influences in your music? 
JB: My influences are acts such as: The Temptations, O’Jays, New Edition, Sam Cooke, Jagged Edge etc….
Qua: Tank, Jagged Edge, Dru Hill, Maxwell.
TJ: Stevie Wonder, Prince, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson, Donny Hathaway
Que: My Mom, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Boyz II Men
3.What is your first single?

JB: Our first single is titled “Sexy, Grown & Beautiful”
4.Who Do You have On Your Album? 
JB: This first album will probably just feature the group alone, we want to make sure the world has a true feeling for who we are.
5.How did you get into the music business? 
JB: I got into music because of my father.  He was in a Gospel group and every since then i wanted to be in a group.
Qua: It was just people taking interest when they heard me sing realizing I had potential with God’s gift to me.
TJ: I started in church and went from there and I sang in the military too.
Que: Started in church with various groups and different groups in high school.
6.Where were you born? 
JB: I was born in Albany, GA and raised in Leary, GA. Leary doean’t have a hospital. LOL
Qua: I was born in Accra, Ghana, Africa, but rased in the Atlanta area in Riverdale, GA.
TJ: Born in Hampton, VA, and was in raised Tampa, FL; Miami, FL;, then the Netherlands (was a military brat); Phoenix, AZ, and then Misawa, Japan, and then back to Hampton, and then Warner Robbins, GA, then on to Atlanta, Savannah and Americus, GA, now I live in Chattanooga, TN. WE call ourselves the I-75 group LOL.
Que: Born in St. Petersburg, FL, raised in Albany, GA, then lived in Atlanta and Americus , GA and now Chattanooga, TN.
7.Who would you like to work with that you haven’t already?
JB: I would love to work with Babyface or R Kelly, as well as any R&B groups to show unity and try to revive a dying style of music.
Qua: Babyface and Tank.
TJ: D’Angelo and Babyface
Que: Babyface and Brian McKnight
8.Who do you think is the hottest rapper out? 
JB: The hottest rapper would have to be J. Cole at the moment.
Qua: J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar.
TJ: J. Cole and I like Skypp.
Que: I think J. Cole too.
9. Who do you think is the hottest producer out?  
JB: I dont really know who the hottest producer is right now.
Qua: Uncle Jamz
TJ: Ticco Love, I like that expression ‘Turn the lights off’ LOL
10.Who is your favorite artist?
JB: R Kelly is my favorite artist….always makes hits
Qua: Tank
TJ: Donny Hathaway
Que: Boyz II Men
11.How did you come up with your album title? 
JB: We dont have an album title of yet because we’re in the creative process still.
Qua: We’re still growing ideas into the melting pot.
TJ: What the others said.
12.What is your favorite song on your album? 
JB: Same answer as the last question.
Qua: We have a great selection of music, pretty hard to say at the moment.
13.Which song on your album means the most too you?
JB: We are still coming up with song selections so I cant say at this time.
Qua: There are a lot of songs that bring the love in r&b, so can’t say that right now
14.Who are you signed with? 
JB: We are currently with M.E.C.A.P Music.
15.When is your album release date? 
JB: We dont have a release date as of now but looking for a winter release.
16.What cities do you plan on touring?

JB: No plans but I think we’d love to tour all the major market cities.
Qua: I agree with JB. We will be in Macon, GA in October. I think something is being planned for Cleveland, OH too.
 17.What female singer do you think is the sexiest?
JB: Kerri Hilson
Qua: Beyonce’, sorry Jay-Z I know she’s yours.
TJ: Mya
Que: Alicia Keys
18.What would you like to see from the music
industry over the next two years?
JB: I’d like to see a return of the appreciation of real music and artists who put hard work into their craft.
Qua: I’d like to see the loss of garbage and the upcoming and focus on real music whether it be r&b or rap.
TJ: I would like to see less fakeness and more realness.
Que: I would like to see it to be like it used to be, about the artists and not all about the money.
19.What is your second single gonna be?

JB: We’re coming up with some great options for the second single so stay tuned.
Qua: I concur with JB.
20.Favorite drink in the club?
JB: My favorite drink would be a Long Island Iced Tea.
Qua: I like Crown Royal Apple mixed with Coca-Cola.
TJ: I like a lot of different stuff.
Que: Grand Marnier with pineapple juice.
21.Favorite industry magazine? 
JB: I dont really have a favorite industry magazine.
TJ: There are still print magazines? Back in the day I liked VIBE.
Que: I don’t have one.
22.Who got you started in the music business? 
JB: I got started in the music business through the encouragement of a friend’s older cousin who would take me to different places to sing.  He always said that i should never give up on my dream.
Qua: My family and friends encouraged me and Uncle Jamz, who is like a ftaher to me has taught me a lot.
TJ: My parents.
Que: My momma and singing in church choirs and my friends.
23.How does your family feel about your music
and your choice of career?
JB: My family is mostly supportive, my dad just warns me of making sure I stay grounded.  A lesson he learned through his own experiences.
Qua: They are behind me 100% and want to see me succeed and do well.
TJ: I have a very loving and supportitive family.
Que: They support me.
24.Top 5 r&b  albums of all time? 
JB: Top five R&B albums…..hmmm: R Kelly – CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Jagged Edge – JE HEARTBREAK, Blackstreet -ANOTHER LEVEL, Dru Hill – R. Kelly – R
Qua: Jagged Edge HEARTBREAK, The Deele – EYES OF A STRANGER, 
Usher – MY WAY, Tank – FORCE OF NATURE and Michael Jackson – BAD
TJ: Stevie Wonder – SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE, Boyz II Men -II, D’Angelo – BROWN SUGAR, Michael Jackson – THRILLER and Donny Hathaway – EXTENSIONS OF A MAN
Que: 112 – 112; Jodeci – FOREVER MY LADY; Boyz II Men – EVOLUTION and COOLEY HIGH HARMONIES, Brian McKnight – BACK TO ONE
25.Favorite r&b group or solo artist?  
JB: Favorite R&B group would have to be Jagged Edge and solo artist is R Kelly.
Qua: Group – Jagged Edge, my favorite solo artist is Tank
TJ: solo artist – Michael Jackson; group: Boyz II Men
Que: Boyz II Men and Brian McKnight
26.Where do you see the r&b game headed?
JB: I see the R&B game headed in a positive direction, i think there is a resurgence for real R&B that speaks to the soul.
Qua: I believe that depends on all the real artists out there that will want to see r&b thrive. Music has to come back to where it was, quality, rather quantity like the 70s to the 90s.
TJ: It is expanding into a new territory, like everything else.
Que: Going back to live, you know things come back.
27.How do you usually come up with your songs?
JB: I usually come up with songs by writing about what im going through in my life or past experiences.
Qua: Most of the time it comes from experience that I am going through that day and I will come back to it and finish it off. I hear melodies in my head.
28.What can we expect from you in the future?
JB: In the future you can expect Endure to stay true to who we are, 4 guys who love what we do and who will always try to give the fans the best of us.  We are here to stay!
Qua, TJ and Que: We agree with JB 100%!
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