Quelle Chris brings his outer-orbit raps back to earth
Published: December 21, 2011
Longtime ambassador to Detroit music, DJ House Shoes has been adamant for years that Quelle's music deserves a wider audience. While the two are in the same room, Shoes can be heard yelling "fuck Quelle," but his feelings are the exact opposite.
"I've been saying for years that Quelle is next," Shoes adds after hijacking the telephone. "People usually pay attention to what I say for whatever reason. I've been on Twitter and every platform I can think of trying to give this cat the exposure he deserves. I feel his time was long overdue."
Shoes is not alone. On the song "Still Wasted," toward the end of Shotgun and Sleek Rifle, Quelle manages to get the now defunct group Wasted Youth back together on a record — something that would never happened if all three members didn't believe in him to the utmost.
Those are all signs that Quelle doesn't take lightly. He knows some music fans in Detroit may or may not remember him from his time grinding away here but hopes that people are finally paying attention now. He laughs about not having the heart to whore himself out slinging CDs to anyone willing to listen, mostly because he doesn't possess the humility for it.
"I always had a superstar fuck-you, pay-me mentality back then anyway, Quelle says laughing. "Probably 'cause I'm always drunk and cocky ... I just feel like, if you say the right thing enough eventually people will have no choice but to listen."
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