Q-riosity was born on July the 07th 1988, His real name is Emmanuel M. Mokoka Jr. After a number of pseudonyms “Q-riosity” best defined this Hip hop artist, due to his inquisitive nature. He grew up in a small town in Limpopo province called Mokopane. He lived with his baby sister, 2 brothers and his mother after his father passed away in 2000. Life was not a walk in the park for Q but his love for music was an escape route from all the heartaches and pains. In his first year of high school he was introduced to hip hop by his brother Onismus, listening to and imitating rappers like Wu tang clan, Eminem, Proverb,Jay-z and Nelly Ville he fell deeply in love with hip hop and even deeper with the crowd response whenever he stepped on stage.
He started writing his own songs in 2003, and was officially introduced to underground hip hop by Egg-head in 2004 and that’s where hip hop started making sense. After his completion of matric in 2006 he went to study B.compt (bcom accounting sciences) in 2007 at University of Limpopo, during the same year he released his first hip hop project an EP titled“THE MIC RIPPER” which got him popularity in the university campus. Performing at school concerts, hip hop shows, talent nights etc. Q-riosity was slowly but surely making a name for himself. It was early in 2009 when hip hop ciphers in Turfloop were on fire and on a rapid growth, when Q met with Psychotic and street ciphers and battles were taken to another level. Q-riosity got into a crew “WORDS INFERNAL” with an emcee/poet called Ravenus during 2009, they worked together on tracks like “I’ll Be There ft. Maggie, Who This Is and Don’t Listen To The Hook” but the crew later split with an incomplete project.
Q-riosity and Psychotic’s style of rap is both hardcore and conscious and seeing that their styles complemented each other they started a crew called Word O' Mouth with which the opened many doors. They started working on an album together in 2010 titled “Pieces of Broken Silence” comprising tracks like “Fight For The Cause, Teach Me How to Pray , Blood in our Hands and Taxi to Limpopo ft. De bruyn” to mention a few. With just few singles out Word Of Mouth started performing on big stages, and getting interviews and airplay on local & national radio stations and also getting features on provincial newspapers, after a year of working together the crew unfortunately had to put their project on hold when Q-riosity moved back home (Mokopane) in the middle of 2011.
In 2012 Q-riosity was in his 2nd year out of varsity he started working on his solo project, a mixtape titled “If I Knew Then What I Know Now” featuring hit tracks like “Nkabe Ke tsebile, The lost children, and Whatever It Takes”, which was released on the 9th of August 2014 and sold over 1500 copies to date and single sales on an online store called "Waptrendz". In early 2014 Q-riosity took part in an international emceeing competition called “END OF THE WEAK”, during May 2014 he then went to compete in Johannesburg and won at the provincial level of the competition and went to represent Limpopo in the nationals in September 2014.
Q-riosity is currently working on his next project, more information regarding the project will be released soon. He has 2 banging singles out right now called "Phumelela & Hip Hop party" available on www.waptrendz.com from his next project which are taking the streets by storm, the singles were produced by MS Lenyora & PediboySwagg. Keep your ears on the ground for more music from one of the ambassadors of pedi rap.
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