QQ was born as Kareem Dawkins on 9 March 1994 in Kingston (Jamaica). He is the youngest artist so far, who has reached the Jamaican top Charts at the age of 10 (with his Reggae song “Poverty”). In 2006, he released a dance song titled “Stukie”, which has been played intensely in the Caribbean region. Especially this track opened doors for the youngster to travel across the region and perform his hit single, as the song was also popular at clubs and parties. He performed at different events like the “Reggae Sumfest” and at the “Champions In Action” concert in Africa. His impact on reggae and dancehall music is and was undeniable.
But this was just the beginning for QQ, as in 2007 he performed in even more stage shows. To name one of the most famous, the “Spring Break”. He used this year also to travel to several performances in foreign countries like Trinidad, Anguilla, USA and the Cayman Islands. 2008 however has proved to be the youngster’s most promising year, as he performed on local shows such as Campfire, Spring Bling, Elephant Man’s Birthday Bash and local food festivals. He even had a show in Miami later in the year.
As an authentic singer and songwriter, QQ wrote thought provoking lyrics and created tracks with irresistible melodies. He knows the formula for “feel good” music and that’s what has lifted this teen sensation into a league of his own. Not to forget, that he is also a charismatic performer with high energy and honest simplicity.
His early experience with the music industry made QQ develop an understanding of what audiences want. QQ continues to work hard, believing not to become a faded child star and keeping on being successful part of the dancehall scene for a very long time.