Q yorkQ-York stands for “Quality – Yields Our Richest Key” and also Queens, New York where the group was founded in 2001. The super duo music group consists of KNOWA LAZARUS (MC / Songwriter) and FLAVA MATIKZ (Producer / DJ). Both born and raised in Queens, New York, they are brothers from different mothers whose bond was forged through the music in their souls. They visited the Philippines in 2007, and fell in love instantly. By discovering their roots they also found the purpose and inspiration they were subconsciously seeking their whole lives. They exploded on the Philippine Music Scene in 2009 with their hit single “Mainit” which became a summer anthem for Pilipino’s worldwide.

Q-York’s relentless drive, versatility and god-given talents have allowed them to travel the world and collaborate and produce for with international and local celebrities such as: Ron Artest, Philippine Allstars, Far East Movement, Canibus, Camile Velasco, Nature (Formerly of the FIRM), Quest, Gloc-9, JayR, Young JV, Paloma Esmeria, Krista Kleiner & Joan Almedilla (US Broadway Star) just to name a few. Q-York’s music is an all-you-can-eat buffet of style and sound that entertains and educates, which is why they call it “Edutainment”.

Besides making great music, Q-York uplifts, inspires and entertains with dynamic and energetic performances. They have rocked stages with the best of them including: front act for the PussyCat Dolls Live in Manila Concert in 2009, APEC after party in Singapore November 2009, front act for Shock Value Tour in Manila with Timbaland, Justin Timberlake and JoJo, Top selected performers of the 7101Music Nation Camp November 2010 with Gary V., Rico Blanco, Jim Paredes, Jay Durias, Jungee Marcelo, Gary Grenada. Front Act for “Truwarier Records Tour” feat. Mobb Deep, Ron Artest, Crud Luv 2003 (US Tour). Front Act for Fillmore Coleman “Horns & Halos” Tour feat. Andre Nickatina, San Quinn, Equipto 2007 (US Tour).

Q-York embodies all who have gone unseen and unheard for too long. Their mission is to break down barriers, bridge the gap, innovate and spread love to show the world that together we can achieve anything and everything.

Their album “Q-York City” is available in record bar’s nationwide under JayR’s label “Homeworkz” distributed by Universal Records Philippines. The album is also available for digital download at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/qyork

TV/Media Appearances/Performances:
– 2014 Yahoo! Awards
– 2014 PBA Finals Halftime Show
– Multiple Appearances on ABS-CBN’s ASAP variety Show
– GMA’s Party Pilipinas Variety Show
– TV5 PO5 weekend show
– MYX Music Channel
– StarMyx Feature
– MTV Philippines Boracay “Beach Party”
– ETC A-List Event Series
– ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol
– Ruffa & AI
– Unang Hirit
– 2010 Mutya Ng Pilipinas Beauty Pageant – (ABS-CBN)
– 2009 Swak Na Swak
– Pulp Magazine
– Philippine Star
– 2002 ESPN Magazine

Awards:
– “Mainit” – Most Requested on MYX Philippines & MTV Philippines
– “Mainit” – Music Video of the Year – 2010 Urban Music Awards
– “Mainit” – Single of the Year – Philippine Hip Hop Awards 5
– “Q-York” – Best Urban Group – 2012 Urban Music Awards
– “Lead The Way” – Best Hip Hop Song – 1st KBP Pop Music Festival 2012
– “Lead The Way” – Grand Prize Winner – 1st KBP Pop Music Festival 2012
– “Connection” – Best Dance Recording – 2012 Awit Awards
– “Q-York” – Best Urban Group – 2013 Urban Music Awards
– “Wow” – Best Music Video – 2014 Urban Music Awards

– “Mainit” – Most Requested on MYX Philippines & MTV Philippines
– “Mainit” – Music Video of the Year – 2010 Urban Music Awards
– “Mainit” – Single of the Year – 2010 Philippine Hip Hop Awards 5
– “Q-York” – Best Urban Group – 2012 Urban Music Awards
– “Lead The Way” – Best Hip Hop Song – 1st KBP Pop Music Festival 2012
– “Lead The Way” – Grand Prize Winner – 1st KBP Pop Music Festival 2012
– “Connection” – Best Dance Recording – 2012 Awit Awards
– “Q-York” – Best Urban Group – 2013 Urban Music Awards
– “Wow” – Best Music Video – 2014 Urban Music Awards
– “Hindi Ka Nag-iisa” – Top 10 Pinoy Myx Countdown 2014
– “Qrush On You” – Top 12 Philpop 2014

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