For more than 20 years, Quincy, a noted creative visionary, has been producing hits in music and film, and influencing culture, with his uncanny sensibility of what's hot.
Quincy was born in London and raised in Stockholm, Sweden were he got his start in Hip Hop by touring as a break-dancer. At age 13, he got his first drum machine and started producing demo's for local Hip Hop acts which eventually lead to producing his first gold record at 16 years old. At that point Quincy moved to New York to pursue the dream of becoming a rap producer in America. He spent a year and a half in New York working with old school legends such as T La Rock (1st artist signed to Def Jam) and Special K (of the group Treacherous 3 featuring Kool Moe Dee).
In 1986, with Hip Hop still in its infancy, Quincy decided to attend the noted Berklee College of Music in Boston. After one year at Berklee, Quincy grew restless and moved to Los Angeles where he immediately connected with Dr.Dre and a small record label called Ruthless. He began producing with this talented crew that would include Ice Cube, Warren G, Snoop Dogg and many others who would create West coast Hip Hop and change culture around the world.
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 a documentary production company focused on chronicling the many dimensions of Hip Hop culture. Beginning with the multi-platinum selling DVD, Thug Angel, QD3 Entertainment has emerged as the industry standard for both commercial success and critical acclaim in the urban DVD market. Following the success of Thug Angel, Quincy began working on the critically acclaimed BEEF trilogy, which provides a definitive look at Hip Hops most notorious conflicts and resolutions between artists. In addition to receiving VIBE Magazines Best Music DVD Award in 2003, the popular BEEF series has received rave reviews from publications such as Variety, The Los Angeles Times, and Rolling Stone. The success of the BEEF DVDs has spawned the highly anticipated BEEF TV Series that will premiere on the BET network in October 2006.
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.
In June 2006, Paul A. Campbell joined QD3 assuming the role of President and COO in charge of growing the Company's organizational infrastructure, production capacity, and expansion onto new digital platforms. Paul brings a unique mix of technology understanding, entrepreneurial energy, strong business discipline, and creative sensibilities.
Paul spent the last four years at the Microsoft Corporation as the Director of Business Development responsible for the software giant's digital media strategy and partnerships with major media companies and the creative community. Paul worked closely with MTV Networks on the launch of their industry leading Overdrive broadband platform and Urge, MTVN's digital music subscription service. Paul also created and managed the strategic alliance between Academy award winning director and noted technology innovator James Cameron and Microsoft as well as partnering with the American Film Institute on a number of initiatives.
Prior to Microsoft, Paul spent 8 years as a Silicon Valley based entrepreneur building a number of successful Internet technology companies including Network24 and Akamai Technologies. Paul began his career in a sales and marketing position at XSoft, the commercial division of Xerox's famed Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).
Paul received an honors bachelors degree from the University of Toronto. In addition to QD3, Paul also sits on the board of the African Wildlife Foundation and is a volunteer with the United Nations recognized International Committee of Artists for Peace (ICAP).