Under the tutelage of his great grandmother Quaide began singing in the church choir and acting in plays at St. James AME in Camden, AR while in junior high. His great grandmother bought a used piano for him to learn on while learning how to play the blues on guitar. Playing the guitar began to over shadow the piano due to his listening to songs by Jimi Hendrix and Prince.
In high school sports took priority but the desire was still their to record and make music. After college he hooked up with his partner Keith Cole to form the group The Versal Clique and release an 18 track CD titled Ways Of The World. Mostly hip-hop he would still play and practice on the guitar everyday.
Although the album had great potential, without proper marketing and promotion the album went unnoticed on a global scale. Quaide has now teamed up with Marcus Mud to co-create a 15 track CD soon to be released.
Marcus Mud musical career began in junior high watchin “Yo Mtv Raps” and sampling music writing lyrics to his favorite songs. Acquiring equipment for his mini studio and learning his way around the keyboard he began entering talent shows . By high school he was selling his own CD’s to classmates along with fellow members of the group Coppertone Conspiracy.
Channel 26, a local channel in the Houston area caught the buzz using one of their songs for a show called City Under Siege. Producing, songwriting, and recording. Marcus began work on solo projects, collaborations, and movie making.
Black Market which is his solo project received rave reviews in the Houston underground. His collaborations as a group member of Redrum left the public in awe due to their lyrical prowess on the microphone. His movie Hood Opera is still in the works and will be released in the near future. He attributes his passion for excellence to the likes of Michael Jackson, rappers Rakim/The D.O.C, and all of the R&B legends.
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