My name is Quartez Garrett,
HNIC CEO and founder of My Music Passions. I was born and raised on MUSIC!
Growing up as an eighties baby was an experience I wouldn’t trade for the world, in music regards. My parents were young and house parties were common. Of course, I was made to go to bed during these grown folks functions but that does not mean I was sleep! I could not wait for someone to put the nickel on the needle, I was just as anxious as the grown folks! The music selection was such a variety it’s too many to name. To sum it up in a nutshell, my parents had 45’s and 72’s stack higher than an elephant’s a**!
Although my parents were responsible for introducing me to soul, blues, and gospel, it was my older brother and cousins that introduce me to hip hop. With the LL Cool J posters and Krush Groove VHS, you would figure it will take a toll on me soon or later.
As I got older love for other genres would soon follow. I will admit I am a bigger fan of some genres than others but I do believe no genre can survive without the other. RUN-DMC cover of Areismith’s “Walk This Way,” Whitney Houston cover of Dolly Pardon’s “I’ll Always Love You,” and Brittney Spears cover of Bobby Brown’s “My Prorogative” are clear examples.
I am a rap artist and writer as well. I was one half of the rap group Da O’ Boyz. With more members joining we later became a mega rap group name Da ATF(AlabamaTightFolkz). During that time I started my own record label Juicy Enterainment(Juicy is my family given nickname).
My writer credits are over 200 songs, a screenplay, and currently working on my second screenplay and a stage play.
In 2009 I left Da ATF over creative differences and changed my company’s name to Juicy I.N.C., but shortly after I temporarily shut the doors to focus on other ventures.
In 2010 business partner/friend Quinton Brown and I formed Q&Q Promotions, a company focus on parties, private parties, and other live events.
In 2011 I formed My Music Passions LLC, an internet company that own and operates music websites. Hiphop-album-debate.com, our first site, was launch in late 2013.
I’m not doing much recording these days so the chance of me being a full time rapper again is not likely. One of my passions is creating music so I can not totally rule it out but rapping is not top priority right now.
In the near future I will be posting unreleased music from the “vault” on Youtube from an unfinished solo mixtape and some tracks from the ATF days. So be on the look out!
I know there is talented artists in the lab(studio) right now so I definitely plan on relaunching Juicy I.N.C. soon. Be on the look out for that as well.
Duing my personal time, I enjoy going to church, spending time with my wife & kids, listening to good music, writing(songs, movie scripts, stage plays), reading, playing basketball, playing football, shooting pool, bowling, and watching documentaries. I’m a fan of the NBA, NFL, NASCAR, and NCAA football. Roll Tide…don’t disrespect it!! 🙂