Biography

quan3At a time when Hip-Hop is in a downward spiral, riddled with meaningless content, trendy clichés and
embellished tales of alleged hood ties, emerges Hip-Hop’s anointed prodigy, DON FERQUAN. Previously
donned “rap’s future” by Nas, DON FERQUAN, better known as QUAN, is a self-taught rapper, singer, and
producer. Born in Bridgeport, CT, and bred in Newport “Bad News”, VA., QUAN delivers the consistent
message of a reformed hustler who saw his share of death, court cases, and prison time before adulthood.  QUAN turned his illegitimate hustler lifestyle into street-related drama and brushes with death before turning to the rap game. Most known for features on two songs off Nas’ double LP, “Street’s Disciple” (“Just A Moment” & “Suicide Bounce”), QUAN blazed both the first and third verses, and sings the hook of his original song “Just A Moment”. “Just A Moment” was chosen as the first single and blew up billboard charts
with a bullet and received major rotation on major urban radio stations around the world. “Just A Moment” was considered to be one of the most important and poignant songs of 2004/2005 & helped push Nas’
“Street’s Disciple” to platinum status. QUAN accepted an invitation to tour with Nas on the “Street’s Disciple Tour” in The United States and Europe, which was also highly praised by critics around the world.  With hundreds of songs written, QUAN brings much needed lyrical freshness, blended with solid crooning and street poetry style that the game has been missing since the death of Hip-Hop martyr Tupac. Like an urban poet laureate, QUAN drops verses in the wake of sublime mic sermon, blasting his way through bars of true gangsta prose. He’s worked with the most talented people in the industry and has proven himself to be a stand-up artist. With features in XXL, The Source, Fader Magazine, VH1.com, BET’s 106 & Park, and MTV news/ MTV’s My Block-Virginia, QUAN’s buzz is alive in the streets and the press.  
QUAN’s mixtape/DVD, “MOST ANTICIPATED” received rave reviews from AllHipHop.com, HipHopGame.com
as well as MTV.com. With over 2,000,000 views as well as 2,000,000 plays on QUAN’s Myspace page (www.myspace.com/Donferquan), with well over 500,000 views on QUAN’s youtube channel (youtube.com/quan757bn), and with thousands of twitter and Facebook followers its clearly evident that fans
are eagerly awaiting his next move and it’s clear that QUAN will be the next artist to carry the torch as a pioneer into this new era of Hip-Hop/R-n-B culture, now used by the like of Kid Cuddi, Drake, Nikki Manaje, and countless other platinum artist today. With song placement on the final season of HBO’s hit show, The Wire, and countless rave reviews for his mixtape/DVD entitled, “Most Anticipated”, QUAN is a producing, singing, and rapping force to be reckoned with. Using God, family, a strong musical background and poetry as his guiding lights, this multi-talent is turning decades of strife into a positive emcee life. QUAN’s independent digital album “Walking Testimony”
on Amalgam Digital with the all-inspiring lead single “I’m Good (Even When I’m Not)” delivered a mixture of hardcore street tales, repentance, and smooth heartfelt harmonies. QUAN mimics those all too familiar Motown classics we listened to growing up. True Hip-Hop heads declared “Walking Testimony” one of the best gems to drop in a long time. With an all star production team solidified, QUAN is gearing up to release the “GLORIOUS STRUGGLE ” / Lp with a seamless blend of urban hip-hop and r-n-b, QUAN is set to take his rightful place in the court of Hip-Hop royalty.  In addition to solidifying his position in Hip Hop, QUAN has expanded his brand through various local retail
endorsements and in 2010 was cast in the role of “Murder” in the regional stage production of “Chaos In The House.” Quan is currently blazin airwaves with this years 2011 heat anthem “SUMMER TIME ” which has Quan singing & rapping along side fellow mc Asher Roth produced by the legendary Nottz Raw. “I definitely think he’s gonna make some noise…once you hear him singing, you say, ‘Dag, how much talent does this guy really have?’ It’s crazy.” – Nas XXL Magazine