• Michaela Greene

Rapper AQ teams up with Rucci and 1TakeQuan in newest single "RESPECT"

AQ showcases his lyrical capability yet again in this latest collaboration with fellow LA natives Rucci and 1TakeQuan. In their latest single "Respect," the artists illustrate how versatile and magnetic they can be together on a record. The single is a guaranteed club banger as the artists deliver hard-hitting verses about respecting them and the game that comes with it.

"I would say the vibe of the song is classic LA dance music," Rapper AQ expressed in a recent interview with Remixd Magazine. "I set them up so smoothly on the hook to where they can shine & show off why they are who they are in their respective lanes. It’s that ratchet music to dance to, it’s walking music & it’s also showcasing our ability to rap well."

A collaboration that first began during a late summer night in LA, rapper AQ reminisces about how the track came together:

"Joog, my producer, played this beat and I instantly began rapping the hook," he continued. "After that I’m like bro, 'I have to get Rucci on these ASAP.' I made the call to Rucci then he pulled up to knock out his verse immediately, no questions asked. 1TakeQuan, Rucci, and I met in 2017 and it only made sense I put the call into Quan. He came in and knocked his verse out. Rucci and Quan are the epitome of what makes LA great in my eyes."

AQ continues to prove in his latest single "Respect" how consistent he is with creating energizing records. The rapper upholds his love for the city of Los Angeles and his passion for music with each single released thus far.

"I made this song strictly off the relationships I have made with these people throughout my years growing up in LA. I feel this is one of those records for my city. Myself & Joog have a special sound together. I wanted two of my friends that I started with on the record and it came out magical."

Be sure to tap in with AQ via social media @aquinn_ as he gets ready for his upcoming EP expected to release this September. For now, check out AQ's single "Respect" featuring Rucci and 1TakeQuan out now on all platforms!