Sun Sep 23

Keep Austin Live presents

Quin and Friends

Quin and Friends
9:00 PM · Inside · All ages

When the city of Austin, TX. comes to mind many would think of the capital building, the main campus of the University of Texas, or the cities’ ever flourishing indie scene. While the Lone Star state’s capital may be nationally known for it’s bustling night life and abundance of tacos, there is a rapper by the name of Quin NFN who is taking the city by storm.

With the exception of Houston, the rap scene in Texas is criminally overlooked and at 17 years-old, Quin NFN may be what his city needs to bring Austin into the spotlight. My first experience meeting Quin was a total shock. While his music carries the energy of what most would expect from a rambunctious teenager, his in person demeanor is extremely calm like many would expect from someone who has lived through the events that are regularly found in Quin’s raps. At the rapper’s 17th birthday party it became absolutely apparent why he is without a doubt making major waves in Austin. With only a day in advance, he planned a video shoot for his most recent release, “Game Time pt.3,” and his ability to completely fill both an apartment and parking lot of a quiet Austin, TX. apartment complex with friends and fans alike was proof enough that this kid is making noise.  

With the consistent release of music toward the end of 2017, and a city hungry for a star to emerge, Quin NFN is dead set on making his way to the top of the Texas rap scene. With his talented ability to vividly portray the realities of his life in the streets using quick witted word-play and hard hitting metaphors Quin’s music without a doubt is setting him apart from the pack. If beginning to catch not only the city, but also the entire state’s attention in the end of last year is not enough, Quin was selected by South By South West after the festival’s application process closed giving us reason to believe that his name is in the mouths of more than Texas artists and  fans alike.