Quentin Burkhalter aka Quentin The 5th is a New Orleans-based rapper, singer, and songwriter. He has previously been featured on the major hip hop blog, The Source. His eclectic sound and sound writing style allows him to provide work for a variety of genres.
Quentin has songs produced by Grammy Award Winning producer, Chase N. Cashe. He is also currently a resident artist at The Museum of Old and New Art’s (MONA) The Embassy Studio.
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Interview with Quentin The 5th
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To work until we are both satisfied with our product.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It’s what I’ve dreamt of doing for some time now.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take. The answer varies depending on what’s demanded. I have a 100% satisfactory rate from multiple international artists on Twine.fm
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it’s easy. It’s actually pretty time consuming.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What direction are looking to go into creatively?What’s the style? What’s the story? And what’s the topic?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Keep an open mind.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I don’t really focus on the path, I’m just focused on moving forward. I’ve been actively going for about 5 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tory Lanez. Funny story, but my Canadian producer thinks we would make a platinum hit. I agree. I actually sent Tory a song and he sent the strong arm emoji back.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Be creative. Don’t box yourself in.. always try new things.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Trap, R&B, or Hiphop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Finding a pocket to flow in a song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Depth, real lyricism, edge, and great energy.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depending on the song — I’ll either freestyle, write, or both.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I move around from studio to studio. Antares is always on deck.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: The Weeknd, Partynextdoor, Kendrick Lamar, and Curren$y to name a few.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most commonly have worked as a freelance songwriter. Also used for hooks or a guest verse.