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