Que B.I.L.L.A.H.






Chicago’s renaissance man Que Billah is re-booting Chicago

Hip-Hop with an electrifying hybrid of Drill music and

conscious rap. Born into a family of Dj's, the West side native

was baptized into the Golden era of Hip Hop. At an early age he

was exposed to Wu Tang , OutKast, and A Tribe Called Quest. At

the tender age of ten, Que's cousin took him to the video shoot

for, Chicago Hip Hop legend Common's, ‘Resurrection,’

sparking a lifelong interest in music and film. Later that year,

Que wrote and recorded his first song as a class project.

Que Billah soon began recording regularly. Heavily inspired by

his predecessors Kanye West, Common and Lupe, his music

began to resemble the soul and consciousness of the Chicago


In college, Que Billah founded popular underground group

Anemal House. With the support of classmates and

surrounding fans, the group was able to sell over 1000 CDs in

one day. This "By any means" work ethic would prove to be the

foundation of Que's later success.

Que’s infectious style eventually captured the attention of

music Mogul Chaka Zulu, which soon led to a management

deal. Under Chaka’s guidence, Que released his classic project,

May I Have Your Attention, Please? The shock value of his music

drew a lasting buzz. With the success of the album, Que was

was named Unsigned Hype by The Source Magazine. With this

recognition, he was able to sell out venues throughout the city.

Momentum from Que’s theactrical stage show and following

soon led him to becoming the go-to opener for national artists

and some of his own heroes, including Wu- Tang, Nas, Talib

Kweli, Wiz Khalifia, Rakim, KRS-One, and Ludacris.

Que's popularity elevated with the release of the sneaker head

anthem ‘Colors,’ featuring The Cool Kids. The song hit the

blogs, went viral and quickly became a cult classic. 500K

YouTube hits gave Que a glimpse of national exposure.

Shortly after Colors life took a complete turn for the artist

when his friend and engineer, Dj Spider, died. Having lost a

friend along with all of his music from the previous five years,

Que walked away from recording music. While on hiatus, Que

channeled his inner hustler and took to the streets selling his

heartfelt, high-energy mixtape The Rent CD, the only remaining

music in his possession. He also joined popular Chicago

wedding band The Gold Coast All Stars. A wedding in New York

provided a chance meeting with a founder of the Blue Man

Group, Matt Goldman. Impressed by Que’s stage presence,

Goldman invited him to become an apprentice for Blue Man

Group. Blue Man aspirations came to a halt when Que

discovered that he would soon be a father. Shortly thereafter,

he departed The Blue Man Group to focus on his growing

family. The prospect of raising her in the violent and politically

dubious climate of Chicago, controversially nicknamed Chiraq,

beckoned Que to the studio once again.

Today, Que Billah is set to release his best work to date, ‘Escape

From Chiraq’. In what he describes as "drill music from the

other side of the gun" Que has created a commanding call to

escape from the black on black crime, police brutality, sexism,

racism, classism, domestic abuse and government neglect that

plague inner cities. With production from producers such as Da

Internz and Nacsent, listeners can expect a triumph, both

musically and lyrically. Que Billah has never failed to make fans

laugh, think, and nod their heads with a clever and likeable

charm. Now, with his city in his heart and the world on his

brain, Que is set to take a place at the dinner table of legends.