Que got his start on Diddy’s reality show “Making The Band 4.” He survived tough treatment and harsh scenarios during the tortuous competition which wrapped in 2007. From there, Day 26 rose from the reality TV ashes and five talented boys were chosen to hit the studio and produce their first album. Que, Robert, Brian, Willie and Mike produced one more album until Que left the group for unknown reasons. We caught up with the estranged member who has no hard feelings and is working on his solo career!
What are you working on?
I have two new singles out. My song “See me” is available on iTunes and getting ready for an album release party.
How has your life changed from “Making the Band” to now?
Well to be walking down the street and to be recognize by people you don’t even know, that’s a complete change right there. To just walk into a restaurant or random place and have people walk up to you and tell you they love you and they love your music. Its great, it’s a life changer.
Was that too much pressure? What made you spaz out they way you did the last we seen you? What was the catalyst behind it?
There was a lot of drama with the business. When I first got on TV I was 18 years old, so a lot of stuff caught me off guard. There was a lot of drama with the business. When you’re working hard, and you’re in the gym and you’re running and putting in all this extra work, you wanna get paid, when you deserve to get paid. Those were a lot of things I was complaining about and that’s kinda the reason why that drama happened on Making the Band. But, that was 5 years ago, everybody’s happy now. Everybody’s into music. I know the guys have a new single out, thats real dope. Everybody’s working.
Do you still talk to the guys?
We keep in touch.
You used to date Dawn Richard, what happened with that?
Me and her are still close friends. Like I said, we’re focusing on our music, everybody is focused on their music. My music is more important to me, not saying she’s not important because we are really really tight, we’re best friends. But, right now my focus is the music and everybody’s in a relationship with their music. And I want my fans to see me for my music, I don’t want them to see me for “Making the band,” I don’t want them to see me for my relationship. I just want them to see me for my music.
What is your plan to differentiate yourself from Making the Band?
I think my music will speak for itself. I think once my music comes out, the fans have already been liking it and saying R&B is back and all that. I think when it comes out, it’ll be like therapy to them. That’s what music should be calming, should make you feel relaxed.
Are you signed to anyone right now?
We got a couple of things in the works, I’m not able to speak on any major stuff. But yeah we got a lot of things in the works and we’re trying to put an album out by March.