“Most hip-hop artists, they are not talking about anything,” Guest said. “It’s a bunch of talk about glorifying drugs, degrading women, violence, and it sounds cool on the beat sometimes, but I’m just tired of hearing that. The “Martin Luther King of rap,” that keeps me focused every time I get on the microphone. I have to say something, I have to inspire, I have to uplift, I have to talk about something that’s going to help the person who’s listening to my music like Martin Luther King would do if he was a rapper.” – J’Q Guest, published CJ-Online
J’Q started rapping at age seven, writing and recording his own music all through early school days. In 2011, at the age of 15, he decided that being a performer was his life calling. Striving ever to make his life a symphony of ideals, he doesn’t placate the mic and stage when given the platform, but uses his voice to uplift and motivate youth and a community. He is the founder of “Dare To Be Different” and “Dream BIG Program” two programs that do just that: inspire and lift, while getting youth excited about God.
In 2020 he released “10 Commandments” an eight-song LP with companion short film titled “God is Real: The 10 Commandments Story.” The film was released on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020 and is available on YouTube.