Elliot Montanez
Elliot Montanez
19 Nov 2018

When the Lyrical team was out at SXSW this past year we met an Austin, Texas based artist named Quin Nfn at the interview with Nardwuar, and he has become a favorite of ours rather quickly since that point. He has been releasing some good music for a minute now and his new project has been doing very well, he is still a teenager at this point so you can only image the growth that we are about to witness, I predict in a few years he is one of the biggest rappers in his state. Take a few minutes below to check out the new Q&A we did featuring Quin Nfn, and be sure to give Quin a follow on Twitter here to keep up with his future releases!



EM: Before we dive into the questions, give a brief description of yourself for our readers who may not be familiar with you.

Quin: I’m a 17 year old youngin from East Austin (da 4 to be exact) trying to make a way for me and my people by making music. Being an artist has always been my dream and my music is about what I’ve seen and lived. I didn’t start kicking it with anybody my age until I turned 16 so i’ve been through more than the average 17 year old is supposed to & i know there are other youngins that can relate, so i rap about it.

EM: What is your earliest memory of music

Quin: When I was 6, I was at the house (1 deep) listening to music & Lil Wayne came on. I liked the way he played with his words so I went to all his old videos cause I fucked with em so heavy. I quit watching & decided to give it a try. I wrote a 16, filled with metaphors. My big bro came home and found my verse and put me in the studio 2 weeks later. I couldn’t deliver my verse right so I waited til I got older. Last year was when I decided to try again

EM: Who/what inspired you to start making music?

Quin: Lil Wayne inspired me to wanna make music but Young Pappy inspired me to get in the studio & talk shit. You can hear a mixture of those two artist in my music.

EM: When did you first start recording your music?

Quin: I started writing raps when I was 6 but did not actually start recording until the end of 2016.

EM: Do you recall the first album you ever purchased

Quin: The first one was The Carter 3. My brothers friend told me it was nice so I bought it off of him.

EM: What are some other albums that inspired you?

Quin: Master day of judgement NBA Youngboy and Kodak Black Project Baby 2 

EM: what’s your favorite music video ever?

Quin: Astronaut Kid by Youngboy 

EM: What are your thoughts on Austin’s rap community?

Quin: I feel like Austin artists are starting to put more effort into their career and music, and were expanding as a whole

EM: Who are some texas artists you would like to collab with in the future?

Quin: Yella beezy, Mo3 and Sauce Walka

EM: Can you speak on the creation process of your latest project “Stain or Starve”?

Quin: It was originally supposed to drop in march but i went thru some issues. As far as recording, however i feel that day ima make ppl feel how im feelin. 

EM: The National Anthem or The International Players Anthem?

Quin: I’m from Texas so I gotta go with International Players Anthem

EM: What can our readers expect from you for the rest of 2018?

Quin: I am going to be dropping some visuals off of my new tape & dropping a few singles that didn’t make it on the final version.

EM: Last question, where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Quin: In da hills, smoking big woods w a lotta hoes