Single artwork by comic book artist Rodolfo “Rolo” Ledesma and graffiti artist SUCH,
with character coloring by Sherwin Santiago
Listen to “Verrazzano Villains”
Long Island, NY (April 23, 2021)─Today, veteran New York lyricist and producer Q-Unique released his new single, “Verrazzano Villains,” featuring Cappadonna from legendary hip-hop group Wu-Tang Clan, Taking Back Sunday’s John Nolan and Adam Lazzara, and pioneering hip-hop radio DJ/producer DJ Eclipse. Produced by Red Right, the production duo of Daniel Wallace and Mark O’Connell (best known as the drummer for Taking Back Sunday), the single hits like classic New York hip-hop, with a fresh feel from an unexpected collaboration.
Indie label founders and production duo Red Right share, “Q-Unique came to collaborate with Red Right Recordings through our mutual friend, Sam Hoyos (lead singer for Playing Dead). Ever since creating the label in 2017, we’ve been searching for an MC that aligned with our vision. Q has been a natural fit since the day we met him and we think ‘Verrazzano Villains’ is just the beginning of a collaboration that we think is going to produce some of Q-Unique’s best work yet. How the single came about was Cappadonna jumped on the track after linking up with us and taking a liking to it. Then we got bandmates Adam Lazzara and John Nolan for the hook; followed by us asking Q’s longtime friend and manager, DJ Eclipse (host of the weekly mix show “Rap is Outta Control
” on Eminem’s SiriusXM channel, Shade 45), to do the scratches.”
“Verrazzano Villains” is just a taste of what’s to come from this collaboration, as Q-Unique and Red Right are currently working on a full-length album. More details to be announced soon.
The single artwork was done by comic book artist Rodolfo “Rolo” Ledesma
and graffiti artist SUCH
, with character coloring by Sherwin Santiago.
Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised Puerto Rican musician and producer Anthony “Q” Quiles (better known by his stage name Q-Unique), has had a diverse of a career in music as any. Starting off as frontman and key producer for the hip-hop group The Arsonists, who spearheaded the wave of independent hip-hop in the early to mid-nineties, with their albums As the World Burns (Matador, 1999) and Date of Birth (Matador, 1999) going onto sell hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide, earning them international success. In 2004, Q-Unique released his critically acclaimed solo debut, Vengeance Is Mine
, featuring an all-star selection of east coast beatmakers and MCs (including ILL BILL, Goretex, DJ Eclipse, Swel, E Dot, and Necro). Considered a fan favorite, the album highlighted Q’s expert word play and production thats made the MC a staple in the independent hip-hop scene.
In 2006, Q formed the street metal band Stillwell with Reginald “Fieldy” Arvizu from Korn and Wuv from P.O.D. The band has released three albums, including Supernatural Miracle last September, and one EP. In 2016, Q and guitarist Mike Dijan formed the rock band Kings Bounty, which has supported the likes of Korn, Light the Torch, La Coka Nostra, P.O.D., Nuclear Assault, and Jonathan Davis on the road.
To date, Q-Unique has released over ten solo projects and is constantly touring, from North and South America to Europe, showing love to his loyal fans, while earning new ones. For more info, follow Q-Unique on Facebook
, and Spotify
About Red Right Recordings:
Red Right Recordings is a Long Island, New York-based record label founded by Red Right, the production duo of Daniel Wallace and Mark O’Connell (best known as the drummer for Taking Back Sunday). Built on the foundation of the duo’s dynamic production style, Red Right Recordings strives to bring the vision of progressive artists, across a wide array of genres and soundscapes, to fruition. For more info, visit RedRightRecordings.com
and follow on Facebook
, and Bandcamp