The Creations of Wes Brown also known as GQ Beats, are limitless. With a piano, guitar, and drum set readily available, this producer carefully composes each track with the character of an artist in mind. Born with one hand on the keys of a church organ and the other on his ASR Trubo, his music is undoubtedly his passion. Bedstuy born and Brooklyn native, this superb studioholic is a stranger to few. And it is from Brooklyn, that GQ Beats has begun to part the sea of inadequate producers for his timely entrance. Inspiration to his current field originated from childhood interaction with people, such as his older brother Cee and God brother Madd Money Murf who was security for Big Daddy Kane(1988).
In 1995, He mimicked his childhood introduction to Hip Hop and developed a rap group called, Knight Fam which consisted of Mo, Don Price Omega Red. As a result of experiences that followed, he gained a taste of what a producer should and shouldnt be. Today, production is his way of supporting those who deserve to be heard. However, his contribution does not consist of simply recycled rhythms, but of uniquely amazing sounds tailored to the needs of individual lyricists. His instrumental ability allows him inject his work with a mini-orchestra when needed.
His versatility is a gift to his many talents. For him, the doors of Hip Hop are simply unbinding. He continues to step onto the stage of Hip Hop, Reggae, Calypso, Techno, Gospel, R&B, Ballots and just about every music category. The complementary music produced by Wes Brown aka GQ Beats on the Formula One Motoring website testifies to that. Currently, his tracks are carried through the airwaves by songs such as through songs from DJ Envy & Red Cafe’s Co-Op Album “Buck Buck” which Features Red Cafe, Sheek Louch, Kool G Rap & G Malone; “What It Do” which features Red Cafe & Remy Martin; also songs from Dj Kay Slay Streetsweepers Papoose – “Brooklyn Stomping” and “This Is Your Life”(Man Of The Year), G-UNIT’s Tony Yayo, 40 Glocc, Jay O Felony & Cocaine(We Bang), Cassidy & Frankie Krutches – “Hop Out”, G.Q. is also working with cassidy on his next prodject and his Larceny Family group Album which is coming soon. The song “The Game’s In Trouble” which consisted of the Michael Jackson’s Heart Break Hotel was brilliantly sampled by G.Q. for Lil Kim’s latest release “The Naked Truth” and was suppose to be a single but the sample could’nt be cleared but it was still released which was her 1st street release since being incarcerated for a year and a day sentence; “Brooklyn For Life” which featured Maino, Lil Kim and Papoose, Pain by MOP (G-Unit / Interscope Records) and (Stomp)We in the building by Maino featuring Lil Kim. In addition G.Q. Beats also produced a big diss record for former badboy artist Loon titled “War goin On OutSide” dissing Ma$e which sparked former badboy artist Loon’s career and brought another major spark to the industry of HipHop Drama, that record and another titled “Mafia Style” by Loon which is currently on his latest album that was released called “NO Friends”; GQ Beats has also touched the projects of Newz(Murder Inc.), J Paradise, Paul & Kraze(All Access DvD), Arlis Michaels(Real Talk DvD), J Arms(Instrumentals), Cavlar(Step Ya Game Up DvD-Earth Quake Camp) with production for his dvd’s and mixtapes, Cashmere(Cash Administration), Tragedy Khadafi(Death Of Tragedy Khadafi Album), and many more. Although much of his work may be heard on the radio, he also worked with DJ Wats & The Bakery, Cut Master C and Sickamore with Executive Producing services on their projects.
Wes Brown aka G.Q. Beats is currently working on many projects such as new Atlantic recording artist Maino who he entered the music industry with in 2001, both worked together building a strong name and reputation for great music now has an highly anticipated album coming in 2008; also Dj Kay Slay new compilation album will obtain production from Wes Brown aka G.Q.Beats as well as Dj Radio’s compilation, Dj Envy, Dj Capone, DJ Self, Dj Thoro, Dj Big Lou(Cream Team), Dj OnPoint and more. G.Q. is also working with everyone such as Dre(G-Unit Records), Young Sav Lenny S(Def Jam); Teflon(MOP) Dj Premier’s artist who made his grand appearance inthe 90s with Jay Z and mop on 4 Alarm blaze; Kool G Rap, Red Cafe, Fabolous, Cassidy, Nore, G-Unit, Lil Kim, Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Joell Ortiz, Paul Wall, Baby(Cash Money) and more. GQ Beats also has many projects of his own, such as his new Production Team “The Extraordinary Gentlemen Music Group” which consist of G.Q. Beats & Ty Sounds; new sensational RNG artist Luthur who featured on MOP’s (G-Unit) last single titled “Pain” produced by G.Q. Beats, also The Big Sho of Show Biz Entertainment, (The Movement Mixtapes), Money Cash Reeks, Sun (Brooklyn’s Own) Bo, The Pharmacy RX Gang, Frankie Krutches & C-4 Records, LP & The New “Hate Honor & Heart Entertainment”(J-Roc), Push Montana (Money In The Bank Ent.), Rockaway Rome(Y.G.), FIIT Entertainment, Sky’s The Limit Entertainment, Gutter, Rome, Knight Fam, through which he develops both Rap and R&B artists. GQ Beats is not only helping to build a name for worthy artists, he is also making a name for himself. After entering the production arena in the year 2001, he has quickly developed into an exquisite producer.
The Streets as well as Hillary Western, Sickamore, Jean Nelson and more has noted his rapid advancement and calls his work phenomenal; also Riggs, of Shady records, has foreseen GQ Beats transition to stardom. It is only a matter of time, before he is one of the names Artists call when they need the perfect track. His ambition pushes him to paint his own picture of success. As a result, only he will dictate his ultimate fate.
Songs Produced Maino- Album (untitled) – Universal Records M.O.P – “Pain” News – “Until” Cashmere – “They aint ready” Cashmere – “Spit it out” Lil Kim – Queen Bee/ Atlantic Reeks – Lil Kim artist Mix Tape Presence DJ Envy DJ Enuff DJ Kay Slay Cut Master C DJ Watts Plus much more Main Stream Radio Appearance DJ Envy – Hot 97.1 FM DJ Enuff – Hot 97.1 FM Current Interest in G.Q.’s Production Dr. Dre – After Math Records Eminem – Shady Records 50 Cent – G-Unit ***G.Q. is in talks with Shady Records to produce tracks for their artists.***