Quincy Jones, III
Southwestern Board Member Since: January 2014
5MK National Advisory Board Member
With many gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums and singles to his name, Quincy is a bonafide hitmaker in Rap, R&B and Pop. In addition to his many hits working with artists such as Tupac, Ice Cube and L.L. Cool J., Quincy has remixed singles for artists such as Prince, Ronald Isley, Queen Latifah, Coolio, Naughty By Nature, Everlast and Morcheeba, among others.
Quincy' music activity in Film and Television includes scoring the powerful and influential film Menace to Society, as well as songs featured in Gang Related, Panthers and Jason's Lyric. Quincy composed theme songs for the In The House comedy series, starring L.L. Cool J., Out All Night, featuring Patti Labelle, and The PJ's, Eddie Murphy's weekly animated comedy series (for which Quincy received an Emmy nomination). ASCAP honored Quincy with the 1993 ASCAP Composers Award for his work on Fresh Prince of Bel Air, starring Will Smith.
In 2002, Quincy started multi platform production/distribution company focused on chronicling the many dimensions of urban culture. Beginning with the multi-platinum selling Tupac Shakur bio Thug Angel and the BEEF series, QD3 Entertainment has emerged as the industry standard for both commercial success and critical acclaim in the urban DVD market.
Under Quincy's leadership, the Company has amassed one of the largest independent libraries of Hip Hop content with thousands of hours of programming, much of it rare, exclusive, and never before seen footage.
The Company is aggressively expanding online to take advantage of the technology explosion of broadband video, user generated content, video on demand and mobile platforms. As the creative and driving force, Quincy is building the first urban oriented digital media entertainment company given his passion for the new media and technology.