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Interview With Endure @enduresings



1.How long have you been in the music biz  
JB: I have been in the music business for about 10 years now.
Qua: I been singing for about 7 years.
Nu: At least 7 years.
Que: I been singing for about 18 years, started in church.

2.Who are your major influences in your music? 
JB: My influences are acts such as: The Temptations, O’Jays, New Edition, Sam Cooke, Jagged Edge etc….
Qua: Tank, Jagged Edge, Dru Hill, Maxwell.

Que: My Mom, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Boyz II Men
Nu: Would have to be Otis Redding, Scott Joplin, Smokey Robinson, Ray Charles, The Jackson 5ive, David Ruffin, Babyface, Aretha Franklin, Betty Wright, KISS and Garth Brooks.
3.What is your first single?
JB: Our first single is titled “Sexy, Grown & Beautiful”, Our new single is “You Deserve Better”.
4.Who Do You have On Your Album? 
JB: This first album will probably just feature the group alone, we want to make sure the world has a true feeling for who we are.  There might be a guest on a bonus cut.We are working on it now and it should be out late 3rd quarter.
5.How did you get into the music business? 
JB: I got into music because of my father.  He was in a Gospel group and every since then i wanted to be in a group.
Qua: It was just people taking interest when they heard me sing realizing I had potential with God’s gift to me.
Que: Started in church with various groups and different groups in high school.
Nu: My mother.
6.Where were you born? 
JB: I was born in Albany, GA and raised in Leary, GA. Leary doean’t have a hospital. LOL
Qua: I was born in Accra, Ghana, Africa, but rased in the Atlanta area in Riverdale, GA.
Que: Born in St. Petersburg, FL, raised in Albany, GA, then lived in Atlanta and Americus , GA and now Chattanooga, TN.
Nu: Bainbrige, Georgia.
7.Who would you like to work with that you haven’t already?
JB: I would love to work with Babyface or R Kelly, as well as any R&B groups to show unity and try to revive a dying style of music. We’ve gotten a chance to meet Babyface and be on two show with him – what a honor.
Qua: Babyface and Tank.
Que: Babyface and Brian McKnight
Nu: Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Smokie Norful, New Edition, Tank, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Ryan Leslie and Babyface
8.Who do you think is the hottest rapper out? 
JB: The hottest rapper would have to be J. Cole at the moment.
Qua: J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar.
Que: I think J. Cole too.
Nu: Common
9. Who do you think is the hottest producer out?  
JB: I dont really know who the hottest producer is right now.
Qua: Uncle Jamz
Nu: Timbaland
10.Who is your favorite artist?
JB: R Kelly is my favorite artist….always makes hits
Qua: Tank
Que: Boyz II Men
Nu: Andre 3000
11.How did you come up with your album title? 
JB: We dont have an album title of yet because we’re in the creative process still.
Qua: We’re still growing ideas into the melting pot.
12.What is your favorite song on your album? 
JB: Same answer as the last question.
Qua: We have a great selection of music, pretty hard to say at the moment.
13.Which song on your album means the most too you?
JB: We are still coming up with song selections so I cant say at this time.
Qua: There are a lot of songs that bring the love in r&b, so can’t say that right now.
14.Who are you signed with?  
JB: We are currently with M.E.C.A.P Music.
15.When is your album release date? 
JB: We are thinking in September, we are still working on it.
16.What cities do you plan on touring?
JB: No plans but I think we’d love to tour all the major market cities.
Qua: I agree with JB. We have done Macon, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Albany and Atlanta so far.
 17.What female singer do you think is the sexiest?
JB: Kerri Hilson
Qua: Beyonce’, sorry Jay-Z I know she’s yours.
Que: Alicia Keys
Nu: Mya
18.What would you like to see from the music industry over the next two years?
JB: I’d like to see a return of the appreciation of real music and artists who put hard work into their craft.
Qua: I’d like to see the loss of garbage and the upcoming and focus on real music whether it be r&b or rap.
Que: I would like to see it to be like it used to be, about the artists and not all about the money.
Nu: Good music come back, not the soap box.
19.What is your second single gonna be?
JB: We are on our second single now, “You Deserve Better” It is on iTunes, Amazon, etc.
20.Favorite drink in the club?
JB: My favorite drink would be a Long Island Iced Tea.
Qua: I like Crown Royal Apple mixed with Coca-Cola.
Que: Grand Marnier with pineapple juice.
Nu: Hennessy on the rocks
21.Favorite industry magazine? 
JB: I dont really have a favorite industry magazine.
Que: I don’t have one.
22.Who got you started in the music business? 
JB: I got started in the music business through the encouragement of a friend’s older cousin who would take me to different places to sing.  He always said that i should never give up on my dream.
Qua: My family and friends encouraged me and Uncle Jamz, who is like a ftaher to me has taught me a lot.
Que: My momma and singing in church choirs and my friends.
Nu: My cousin John.
23.How does your family feel about your music and your choice of career?
JB: My family is mostly supportive, my dad just warns me of making sure I stay grounded.  A lesson he learned through his own experiences.
Qua: They are behind me 100% and want to see me succeed and do well.
Que: They support me.
Nu; They are very supportive. They came out in full force  at the  Babyface concert in Albany, Georgia on April 15th.
24.Top 5 r&b  albums of all time? 
JB: Top five R&B albums…..hmmm: R Kelly – CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Jagged Edge – JE HEARTBREAK, Blackstreet -ANOTHER LEVEL, Dru Hill – R. Kelly – R
Qua: Jagged Edge HEARTBREAK, The Deele – EYES OF A STRANGER, 
Usher – MY WAY, Tank – FORCE OF NATURE and Michael Jackson – BAD
Que: 112 – 112; Jodeci – FOREVER MY LADY; Boyz II Men – EVOLUTION and COOLEY HIGH HARMONIES, Brian McKnight – BACK TO ONE
Nu:  II by Boyz II Men; DRU HILL by Dru Hill; SEX, LOVE & PAIN by Tank; LOVE, MARRIAGE & DIVORCE by Toni Braxton & Babyface; and THE MISEDUCATION OF LAURYN HILL by Lauryn Hill
25.Favorite r&b group or solo artist?  
JB: Favorite R&B group would have to be Jagged Edge and solo artist is R Kelly.
Qua: Group – Jagged Edge, my favorite solo artist is Tank
Que: Boyz II Men and Brian McKnight
Nu: Favorite r&b group is Dru Hill, my favorite solo artist Brian McKnight
26.Where do you see the r&b game headed?
JB: I see the R&B game headed in a positive direction, i think there is a resurgence for real R&B that speaks to the soul.
Qua: I believe that depends on all the real artists out there that will want to see r&b thrive. Music has to come back to where it was, quality, rather quantity like the 70s to the 90s.
Que: Going back to live, you know things come back.
Nu: I think that depends on the industry. I feel that r&b can be resurrected from the grave but first our young adults have to be educated by the roots of r&b.
27.How do you usually come up with your songs?
JB: I usually come up with songs by writing about what I’m going through in my life or past experiences.
Qua: Most of the time it comes from experience that I am going through that day and I will come back to it and finish it off. I hear melodies in my head.
Nu: I take my life experiences and use it metaphorically as to how the track makes me feel, be it a happy tune or one that is heart wrenching.
28.What can we expect from you in the future?
JB: In the future you can expect Endure to stay true to who we are, 4 guys who love what we do and who will always try to give the fans the best of us.  We are here to stay!
Qua, Que and Nu: We agree with JB 100%!
Twitter: @enduresings
IG: @enduresings
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