Consequence to release Don't Quit Your Day Job
Consequence was born in Queens at the dawn of the hip-hop era, when all rap was East Coast rap and all of rap's influential early artists were based in the New York City area. Throughout his career, Consequence gained credibility not only on the streets with his peers but with the critics as well. A gifted storyteller, he has a keen and unwavering sense of what he is all about. His objective realism provides a clear alternative not only to gangsta rap but also to the watered-down and overly calculated pop-rap. “What I rhyme about is what I see around me, I’m a result of the hood, my rhymes are a reflection of what I see,” comments Consequence on his forthcoming release Don’t Quit Your Day Job on G.O.O.D. Music/Columbia on which Consequence has teamed with Kanye West. (Street Date: October 2005)
Title: Don't Quit Your Day Job
Release date: 03/6/07
Label: GOOD Music / Columbia Records
Single: Callin' Me
Buy at: Amazon
Consequence received his first big career boost from the chart topping trio A Tribe Called Quest. As a kid performing on the streets of his neighborhood he attracted the attention of A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip and began running with the Tribe while still in high school. Consequence appeared on A Tribe Called Quest’s Beats Rhymes and Life album which debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Album Charts in 1996. He co wrote and appeared on eight tracks; the track he co wrote and appeared on with Faith Evans, “Stressed Out”, garnered significant attention from fans and critics alike and placed him on the radar of the power players in the industry.
In the years to follow, Consequence worked diligently on his craft, establishing his identity as an emcee separate from A Tribe Called Quest. The prolific artist emerged with several mixtapes: “The Cons Vol. 1: All Sales Are Final” (which was featured on MTV’s Mixtape Mondays on December of 2002, and in April 2003 was #1 Show ‘&’ Prove in XXL and #1 Off The Radar in The Source), “The Cons Vol. 2: Make the Game Come to You” and “Take Em To The Cleaners” (voted in the top ten independent releases of 2004 by AllHipHop.com). The latter mixtape's bonus track, "Turn Ya Self In," has already been released on twelve-inch featuring soul-inspired rhythms by Baby Paul on ABB Records along with joints “B*itch Rider” and “Yard 2 Yard”. Additionally, “The Cons Vol. 3: The Comeback Kid” and “A Tribe Called Quence” will soon be released. Take Em To The Cleaners is hosted by Kanye West who also appears on and/or produces nine tracks. The chemistry between West and Consequence is undeniable and Kanye’s involvement is no mystery as Consequence has always surrounded himself with and attracted the best in the business. On Take Em To The Cleaners, he also collaborates with Common, Talib Kweli, 88 Keys and John Legend among others.
In 2004 Consequence went on the road as a member of The Kon Man crew on the "School Spirit" tour in support of his appearance on the track "Spaceship," from Kanye West's Grammy winning and Platinum debut The College Dropout. On the track he raps ”I don't wanna ever go back there…So I won't be takin' no days off 'til my spaceship takes off” - a line reflective of his fierce determination to make it in the harsh reality of the music business. He maintains his unique style and approach to music and life despite all the twists and turns his career has taken, and that path has finally led him directly into the spotlight.
In 2005 his main focus remains on Don’t Quit Your Day Job, however; Consequence recently reunited with his cousin Q Tip (of A Tribe Called Quest) on the track “Sexy”, which also features Andre 3000 of Outkast, for Q Tip’s forthcoming 2005 Universal/Motown release. Consequence will appear on the track “Gone” with Cam’ron on Kanye West’s sophomore album Late Registration. Consequence will also be shooting the video for fellow G.O.O.D. Music artist Common’s single “They Say”. He will be appearing on other projects including Baby Paul’s album with Seleena Johnson and a project for The Last Poets with John Legend. Additionally Consequence has also recently collaborated with Keyshia Coles, Mike Jones, Lil’ Kim, Eve, Miri Ben-Ari, and P Diddy, among others. He will also be featured on the G.O.O.D. Music Mixtape hosted by Big Mike and is featured in the July 2005 issues of both Vibe and King Magazines. Additionally, he appeared in State Poverty 2 (Lions Gate Films) and will be appearing in an episode of Season Five of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam.
"Don't Quit Your Day Job" by Consequence - release date: 03/6/07..