FerQuan Shows Resilience In ‘If You Knew’ Video, Shares New Album Release Date

As a former street hustler, Quan (aka FerQuan) has seen and been through a lot. With a new lease on life, the self-proclaimed “Rap-Sing King” is now a savvy businessman, actor and musician dedicated to sharing his personal testimonies through music and serving as the voice of reason for today’s emerging street emcees. “If You Knew” is a brooding Trap-Soul tune that does just that by detailing some of Quan’s most traumatic experiences in the streets. The song finds Quan effortlessly transitioning between soulful crooning and melodic, auto-tuned double time raps about his brushes with the law and near death experiences. Through it all, Quan finds solace in the song’s hook as he sings “I’m just thankful I don’t look like what I’ve been through”. 

Today (8/4/2022), Quan shares the song’s Zoo-directed music video, ahead of the single’s Friday release to all major digital streaming platforms. The video was shot at Quan’s Kingz Nation headquarters in Atlanta.   

Watch “If You Knew” on YouTube here.

Pre-order/save “If You Knew” here.
“If You Knew” serves as the first single from Quan’s Balladz EP, which will serve as the second half of the forthcoming King Quan Project: Barz & Balladz double EP. Barz, the full-length project’s first half, was released exclusively on Bandcamp on March 25th. The King Quan Project: Barz & Balladz album will be released on all DSPs on August 26 via Kingz Nation/Soulspazm and will serve as Quan’s first full-length project since 2017’s Point Of No Return.  

Pre-order/save the King Quan Project: Barz & Balladz album here.

Stream/purchase the Barz EP via Bandcamp here.

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Best known for his 2005 hit with Nas, “Just A Moment,” rapper, singer/songwriter, self-taught multi-instrumentalist and producer, Quan (aka FerQuan, fka Don FerQuan) has been championed by his hometown of Newport “Bad News,” Virginia and Hip-Hop heads around the country. A reformed street hustler, Quan channels the traumatizing experiences of his former lifestyle into soulful Hip-Hop and R&B. From facing life imprisonment at age 16, parenthood, and the death of his son, Quan bares his heart and soul in his music, yielding rare grit and authenticity. Since his run with Nas in the early aughts, the former Ill Will Records signee and pioneering rapping singer has gone on to collaborate with Pusha TAce HoodAsher RothRapper Big Pooh (of Little Brother), Nottz, among others. Quan released his full-length debut album Walking Testimony in 2009, and after releasing several mixtapes followed up with his sophomore effort Point of No Return in 2017, all under his own imprint Kingz Nation Entertainment. His song “Amerikka’s Pie” landed on season five of HBO’s classic series The Wire, while his song “Warriorz Way” served as the theme music for Netflix’s 2016 film The Hurt Business. Quan’s music also served as the soundtrack for other films such as Ronnie Coleman: The King (“Flexin on Them”) , Dorian Yates: the monster of mass (“Blood n Gutz”), and Generation Iron part 1, 2 (“All It Takes”),3, and part 4.

As of late, the self-proclaimed “Rap-Sing King” has been busy penning his memoir, modeling, acting, and preparing the ’King Quan Project’, which includes two new EPs (Barz and Balladz). Quan was recently cast in a starring role in the regional stage production of Chaos in the House and plays the role of late rapper Tupac Shakur in the upcoming Andre Rison biopic Wide Open (based on the book of the same name). Quan’s Kingz Nation imprint has also grown to incorporate real estate, which includes a multimedia facility in Atlanta, Georgia, fully equipped with a barbershop, salon, film and recording studio, marketing center, and hookah lounge. 

FerQuan Press Photo
Photo courtesy of the artist.
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