MUSIC NEWS// 112’s Q Parker Talks His Solo Career, Ray Lavender Preps New Album & Suge Knight Talks TupacPublished by Blair Bedford on Monday, April 23, 2012 at 9:24 am.
1. Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself: Q Parker
You may not recognize the name Q Parker at first glance, but you’ve certainly heard his music. As one fourth of 112, Bad Boy Records’ first boy band, Q and his velvety tenor sold millions of records with massive hip hop soul hits like “Over Now” and “Peaches & Cream,” and even won a Grammy for their contributions to Diddy and Faith Evan’s chart-topping Notorious B.I.G. tribute, “I’ll Be Missing You.”
The group later moved over to Def Soul, but contractual troubles and internal turmoil stalled their progress—112 hasn’t dropped an album since Pleasure & Pain in 2005. Band members Slim, Michael Keith and Daron Jones have all dropped solo projects recently, and now it’s Parker’s turn. [MORE]
2. Suge Knight Suggests Tupac Might Still Be Alive
Suge Knight thinks Tupac is still among the living — and not just in holographic form.
The notorious Death Row Records founder shared his views in a recent interview with 93.5 KDAY in L.A., dredging up the old urban legend that ‘Pac faked his own death. [MORE]
3. Ray Lavender Takes R. Kelly’s Advice, Preps New Album
After the success of his 2007 single “My Girl Gotta Girlfriend” the R&B crooner returns with a more polished, global appeal. [MORE]