Born in Queens NY in 1979,
NYQE UNORTHODOX, grew up with blind parents in the heart of “old school hip-hop” listening to east coast music and fell in love with the craft. NYQE was influenced by the likes of “A tribe called quest”, “Gang Starr” “Wu-Tang” & “KRS-ONE”. He moved to Portland OR eventually and carried the heart of the east coast music with him. Growing up in Portland, in the inner city during a hectic generation creating music provided an avenue to vent thru all the hardships of low income. To this day, the hardships of being a functional member of our society are captivated thru his beats & lyrics.