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In-Q

Songwriter, Poet
"Love You Like A Love Song," “The World is Ours,” "Ticking Bomb," "Twist My Hips"

Songwriter, Poet - "Love You Like A Love Song," “The World is Ours,” "Ticking Bomb," "Twist My Hips"

In-Q, short for in-question, is a national poetry slam champion and multi-platinum winning songwriter. Beginning as a founding member of the largest poetry mic in the United States, Da Poetry Lounge in Los Angeles, In-Q has performed on Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Poetry Jam, alongside Richard Branson at the first TEDx in a California state prison, and for audiences including Quincy Jones, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. As a poet and rapper, he’s shared the stage with legendary artists John Legend, Eminem, De La Soul, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and is at the forefront of the movement to reignite poetry into popular culture. 


His groundbreaking collaborations range from being the first poet to perform at a Cirque Du Soleil production on both the famed “O” stage at the Bellagio and the “One Theater” at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas to co-writing this year's Official Coca Cola World Cup Anthem to performing multiple poems on ESPN for the World Series of Poker. 

In the world of songwriting, In-Q has a publishing deal with Rock Mafia and his #1 hit single “Love You Like a Love Song” by Selena Gomez went multi-platinum. He’s written with renowned artists including Mike Posner, Miley Cyrus and Aloe Blacc. His music has been featured on the commercial campaigns for Emmy winning TV show Homeland, FIFA ‘13, Battlefield IV and FOX’s Gotham.

 

In 2010, he took on the alias Nevermind and began writing and performing pop and rap songs for Disney. He’s co-written on numerous albums and his biggest hit, "Twist My Hips," reached gold certification and went top ten on Radio Disney. This led to him co-writing the Let it Shine movie soundtrack, which went #1 on Billboard’s Hip Hop R&B Charts. He is currently working on the Rhythm and Rhyme series, which takes classic fairytale animation and reimagines it with modern hip-hop songs. The series will be premiere on Disney Junior in 2015.

Ultimately, In-Q writes to entertain, inspire, and challenge his audiences to look deeper into the human experience and ask questions about themselves, their environment, and the world at large.