Quality Control Music

Quality Control Music[1] (also known as Quality Control or QC) is an American record label founded by Kevin "Coach K" Lee (COO) and Pierre "Pee" Thomas (CEO) in March 2013.[2] Its productions were distributed through Universal Music Distribution until it was dismantled in 2015;[3] the label's releases are now distributed through Motown and Caroline, subsidiaries of the Capitol Music Group. Tamika Howard and Simone Mitchell are executives of the label, with Howard serving as its general manager.[2]

Quality Control Music
Quality-Control Logo2.jpg
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
FoundedMarch 2013; 8 years ago (March 2013)
Founder
  • Kevin Lee
  • Pierre Thomas
StatusActive
Distributor(s)
Genre
LocationAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Official websitequalitycontrolmusic.com

The label has many acts signed, including Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby and City Girls. The label also has Cardi B signed under a management deal.

Quality Control Music also operates a management agency, Solid Foundation Management (SFM), which manages artists including Trippie Redd.[4]

HistoryEdit

Kevin Lee and Pierre Thomas initially established Quality Control Music by hiring radio and promotion staff, while they personally ventured into publishing and management. They invested $1 million and one year into building a headquarters in West Atlanta, which holds four recording studios and office spaces.[1]

In 2020, Migos brought a lawsuit against the company.[5]

RosterEdit

Current actsEdit

Updated according to QC Music Artists[6].

ArtistsEdit

In-house producersEdit

Former actsEdit

DiscographyEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B/HH CAN NZ
Control the Streets, Volume 1[17]
  • Released: December 10, 2017
  • Label: Quality Control Music, Motown, Capitol
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
5
[18]
1
[19]
17
Control the Streets, Volume 2[20]
  • Released: August 16, 2019[21]
  • Label: Quality Control Music, Motown, Capitol
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
3
[22]
3 5 37

MixtapesEdit

List of mixtapes, with details
Title Mixtape details
Solid Foundation[23]
  • Released: February 3, 2014
  • Hosted by DJ Drama
  • Label: Quality Control Music
  • Format: Digital download

SinglesEdit

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US
R&B/HH
CAN
"Too Hotty"
(with Migos)
2017 91
[24]
37
[25]
Control the Streets, Volume 1
"On Me"[26]
(with Lil Yachty and Young Thug)
"My Dawg (Remix)"
(with Lil Baby and Kodak Black featuring Quavo and Moneybagg Yo)
"Ice Tray"
(with Quavo and Lil Yachty)
74
[27]
30
[28]
67
"Fuck Dat Nigga"[30]
(with City Girls)
"Baby"
(with Lil Baby and DaBaby)
2019 21
[31]
11
[32]
54 Control the Streets, Volume 2

Quality Control SportsEdit

In 2019, Kevin Lee and Pierre Thomas established Quality Control Sports, a sports offshoot of Quality Control Music.[33]

AthletesEdit

FootballEdit

Updated according to QC Sports | Football[34].

BaseballEdit

Updated according to QC Sports | Baseball.[35]

  • David Alcantara
  • Alex Aquino
  • Jeisson Cabrera
  • Yordy Cabrera
  • Wilmin Candelario
  • Ivan Castillo
  • Oscar Colas
  • Andretty Cordero
  • Yefri Del Rosario
  • Angel De Jesus
  • Odrisamer Despaigne
  • Jordan Diaz
  • Carlos Duran
  • Duke Ellis
  • Jean "JC" Encarnacion
  • Robel Garcia
  • Edgar García
  • Cameron Gibbens
  • Osmy Gregorio
  • Jiter Heredia
  • Wilmer Hernandez
  • Andy Ibáñez
  • Eddys Leonard
  • Jorge Mateo
  • Yoán Moncada
  • José Mujica
  • Juan Carlos Negret
  • Cristofer Ogando
  • Jhoan Paulino
  • Edwin Peralta
  • Robert Pauson
  • Hansel Rodriguez
  • Adonis Rosa
  • Axel Sanchez
  • Anderson Severino
  • Pedro Strop
  • Julian Valdez
  • Jordany Ventura
  • Kevin Vicuña
  • Raffi Vizcaino

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Why the Rap Veterans Behind Atlanta Indie Label Quality Control Music Are the Smartest Guys in Hip-Hop". Billboard. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Coscarelli, Joe (November 21, 2017). "Atlanta Rap Keeps Evolving. Quality Control Is Taking It Global". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Universal Music Group to Dismantle Distribution Company". THE URBAN BUZZ. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  4. ^ "Trippie Redd Signs With Quality Control's Management Team". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved February 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Cooke, Chris (July 17, 2020). "Quality Control Music boss responds to Migos lawsuit". Complete Music Update. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  6. ^ "QC Music Artists — Quality Control". qualitycontrolmusic.com. Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  7. ^ Hahn, Bryan. "Rich The Kid Signs to Interscope Records - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  8. ^ Weinstein, Max. "Skippa Da Flippa Premieres 'GangLand,' Talks Leaving Quality Control - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  9. ^ milliondollarkidd, J. G. (July 25, 2017). "I'M NO LONGER WIT #QC THATS STILL THE FAM BUT SUCH AS BUSINESS I'M A FREE AGENT #BIGOLEFACT #XVLOE". @joseguapo. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  10. ^ Jonny Cinco Speaks On His Career Going Independent After QC, retrieved August 11, 2019
  11. ^ OG Maco Speaks On Issues With Quality Control Music, Music With Quavo & More, retrieved August 11, 2019
  12. ^ OG Maco Speaks on Negatives of Quality Control (full interview) | Raww Reality Podcast, retrieved August 11, 2019
  13. ^ LilDuke60 (September 4, 2015). "I'm not MPA OR QC I'm #YSL But We Still Speak And Talk As Bros Everyday For All Who Is Concerned". @yslduke. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  14. ^ II, C. Vernon Coleman. "Young Greatness Leaves Quality Control, Signs to Cash Money - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  15. ^ "The Lowdown on Atlanta Hip-Hop Label Quality Control's Young Hit Squad -- From Migos to OG Maco". Billboard. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  16. ^ "Atlanta Rapper Lil Marlo Shot Dead in Atlanta". TMZ. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  17. ^ "Stream Quality Control's Compilation Project 'Control the Streets Vol. 1' f/ Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, and More". Complex. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  18. ^ Caulfield, Keith (December 18, 2017). "Luke Bryan Lands Fourth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'What Makes You Country'". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  19. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: December 30, 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  20. ^ Findlay, Mitch (June 5, 2019). "Quality Control CEO Pee Teases "Control The Streets Volume 2"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  21. ^ "Quality Control Announces 'Control the Streets, Vol. 2'". Rap-Up. July 16, 2019. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  22. ^ Caulfield, Keith (August 25, 2019). "Young Thug Scores First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'So Much Fun'". Billboard. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  23. ^ "Migos - Solid Foundation (Hosted By DJ Drama & QC The Label)". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  24. ^ "Migos – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  25. ^ "Migos – Chart history: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  26. ^ "Young Thug and Lil Yachty Share New Song "On Me": Listen | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  27. ^ "Quavo - Chart history: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  28. ^ "Quavo - Chart history: Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  29. ^ "Gold/Platinum - Music Canada". Music Canada. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  30. ^ "City Girls, Miami's Newest Rap Duo, is Not Checking for Broke Boys". Noisey. January 12, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  31. ^ "DaBaby Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  32. ^ "DaBaby Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  33. ^ http://qcsports.com/
  34. ^ "QC Sports | Football". QC Sports. Retrieved May 28, 2021.
  35. ^ "QC Sports | Baseball". QC Sports. Retrieved May 28, 2021.