Jay Quan

Jay Quan


JayQuan is a music historian, lecturer, narrator and writer. Since 1998 he has been writing online about Hip Hop, the art of Emceeing and the evolution of rap records. Jay is the founder and operator of The Foundation (jay-quan.com), a website that contains in-depth interviews with the founders of Hip Hop, biographies and profiles of the legendary rap groups of yesteryear as well as a detailed timeline which chronicles the history of rap records. JayQuan produces, narrates and edits an acclaimed series of what he describes as mini documentaries called The Lessons on his YouTube channel (Foundation Hip Hop). The Lessons are best defined as video cliff notes about the legendary pioneers of the rap genre.        

 

In 2020 Jay decided to expand his smaller docs into full length, broadcast quality pieces. He is currently producing documentaries, as well as authoring his first book: The Evolution and De evolution of Rap Music. JayQuan serves as The Minister of Information for Grandmaster Flash & The Furious 5 and he is the official historian for the Hip Hop Museum in D.C. Additionally he writes for Rock The Bells, Universal Music, B Boy Document and Richmond Magazine.

 

Jay is well-versed in the histories of Progressive Jazz, Soul/R&B, and Funk. He has conducted extensive interviews with Jazz legends Lonnie Liston Smith and Tom Browne; as well as Funk/Soul pioneers Parliament Funkadelic, Cameo, Steve Arrington and Switch. JayQuan is available for lectures, voice overs, and interviews concerning all things related to Hip Hop, specifically from a historical view. Jay resides in Richmond, VA.

Jay'S ARTICLES

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Rihanna and A$AP Rocky Welcome A Baby Boy!

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Snoop Dogg Drops New Single; Teases 'A Death Row Summer' Compilation

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