Veteran producer Jeff Quaye (better known as JQ), is widely regarded as pivotal to the Hiplife movement. Acclaimed for his unique incorporation of coastal rhythms into his productions, JQ influenced the careers of many A-list acts from the 90s all through the early 2000s.
The likes of Castro, Mzbel, Obrafour, Daddy Lumba, Nana Acheampong, Ofori Amponsah, Akosua Agyapong, Obuoba J. A. Adofo, Wulomei have all shared in the creative genius of the beat maker, as they collaborated on masterpieces back in the day.
In a recent Facebook post, the producer has recounted with nostalgia, producing the debut albums of Hiplife Bands BukBak and VIP (now VVIP). The albums, Komi Ke Kena, and Rana Sala respectively, are bona fide classics, as they went a long way to catapult the genre to the mainstream.
Also credited for his contribution in Highlife and Gospel, Jay Q won a Ghana Music Award for Best Sound Engineer in 2003.