Preview: Que Showcases Creativity On ‘Who Is Que?’ Mixtape

Atlanta rap newcomer Que takes special care when coming up with song concepts. The man responsible for the bubbling trap hit “OG Bobby Johnson”—LeBron’s pre-game anthem—inspired by the classic film South Central, refuses to force creativity when it’s not there. On his intriguing upcoming mixtape Who Is Que?, he pulls inspiration from everywhere: nursery rhymes, YouTube, a Spike Lee joint.

“Most of my music comes from vibes,” reveals the raspy-voiced 23-year-old. “If the vibe ain’t right I’ll just chill for a minute instead of try to force it. Because when you try to make a hit, nine times out of 10, you’re not even going to come out with half a hit. I just have fun with it.”

While the Atlantic Records signee is tightlipped about the remix to “OG Bobby Johnson”—”It’s going to be a big surprise,” he insists—he’s still hard at work on the feature-light Who Is Que?, which is slated for a mid-February release. Sitting in a glass-walled conference room in VIBE’s NYC headquarters, Que gives a preview to his first full-length introduction to the world. —John Kennedy