The Future of Live Music

Photo: Quincy Morales, 2021.

Quincy Morales is a multi-faceted hip hop artist; captivating performer and soulful singer/songwriter from Scarborough, Ontario. 
For Quincy, the love of words began from young, learning how to rap and write poetry by the age of 10. He grew up immersed in hip-hop culture. His parents were teenagers fixated on 90s hip-hop artists like Lauryn Hill, Method Man, and Mase which naturally led to Morales’ aptitude for putting lyrics to a beat. 
Over a decade later, the 22-year-old has independently performed at over 300 events in front of more than 20,000 people across 4 different countries and has already received national and international recognition. Some of his career highlights include: 
● Global Institute for Conscious Economics’ Top 10 Artist For Social Change 2021 ● Closing performance for former U.S. President Barack Obama in January 2020 ● Ranked #1 on SOFAR Sounds’ Ones To Watch 2020 
● National Top 10 Finalist on CBC Searchlight 2019 
● Cast member on MUCH pop. culture TV show SIDES* in 2017 ● Opening performance for Grammy Award-winning artist Mya in 2016 
“His lyrics talk about overcoming personal struggles with positivity and enjoying life, fired out with the energy of Anderson Paak and the verbal dexterity of Kendrick Lamar. Quincy’s live show is not one to be missed.” - Conor McSweeney, SOFAR Sounds Toronto 
Currently working on his debut album, recorded entirely with live musicians and features from rising Toronto prospects Just John, Jeremie Albino, and Kallitechnis, Morales has silently been making waves in the Toronto music scene building the foundation for the greater achievements ahead. 
Aside from having his work displayed on billboards and airports across Canada partnering with powerhouse brands such as Absolut Vodka, TD Bank. and Tourism Toronto, Morales’ talents go far beyond creating music. 
Some of his most revered accomplishments have been providing equitable opportunity to underserved communities lacking access to industry mentorship. Working as a vocal and performance coach with Sony Music Canada, Morales has also partnered with a number of community organizations like City of Toronto Enhanced Youth Spaces, MLSE Launchpad, Boys & Girls Club, and the Art Gallery of York University, to offer free programming for inner-city youth across Toronto.