Anthony Q Talks Music Comeback and Fave ATL Hotspots
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After appearing on Diddy’s “Making the Band 4” and being handpicked to join his R&B boy group, Day 26, Anthony Q was on top of the music charts (the group's first album debuted at number one). But as played out on national television, Q found himself in conflict with his band mates, ultimately leading to his departure. “I was like ‘damn what am I going to do? How am I going to start over?'” he tells VIBE. Instead of licking his wounds, Q continued to record on his own and eventually inked a deal with Sky’s The Limit Entertainment under Capitol Records/EMI. Q, who has since made up with his former band mates, says he’s lucky to have a second chance at music as a solo artist. “I’m happy it wasn’t a bomb for my career,” he says. "If it wasn’t for that experience with the group and television I wouldn’t be here today." Now the 24-year-old is hard at work in Atlanta recording his debut album (expected to be released next year) and has already released his single, “Money Bags.” The New York native says his album will be a collage of traditional R&B and pop. Find out what spots Q tells VIBE he’s grown to love since relocating to the dirty south.
"I sport Threadz, which is a boutique in Atlanta. They have hot gear in there. I’m the face of their clothing company. They have all kinds of styles. It’s kind of like a new Urban Outfitters, so if you’re into their gear you’ll like Threadz. They have a vintage feel to them."
Stylish men's boutique where urban meets modern. On its racks you'll find casual wear from cardigans and denim apparel selections to polarized frames. Pieces are finely tailored with just the right amount of pop to give your look an upgrade. Think Urban Outfitters, but better. The best part: prices are very affordable, so don't be afraid to throw it in the bag.
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