Quality Control Music, LLC[1] (also known as Quality Control or QC) is an American hip hop record label founded by Kevin "Coach K" Lee (COO) and Pierre "P" Thomas (CEO) in March 2013.[2] The label's releases are distributed through Universal Music Group imprints Motown Records and Capitol Records, respectively. Tamika Howard and Simone Mitchell are executives of the label, with Howard serving as its general manager.[2]

Quality Control Music
Parent companyUniversal Music Group
FoundedMarch 2013; 11 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, City Girls, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby. The label also has Cardi B signed under a management deal.

History edit

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 the western part of Atlanta, which holds four recording studios and office spaces.[1]

In 2020, Migos brought a lawsuit against the company.[3]

On February 8, 2023, Quality Control's parent company, QC Media Holdings, was acquired by Hybe America for $300 million, with the founders maintaining control and reporting to the CEO, Scooter Braun.[4][5]

Roster edit

Notable current acts edit

Updated according to QC Music Artists.[6]

Artists edit

In-house producers edit

Notable former acts edit

Discography edit

Compilation albums edit

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[11]
  • Released: December 10, 2017
  • Label: Quality Control Music, Motown, Capitol
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
5
[12]
1
[13]
17
Control the Streets, Volume 2[14]
  • Released: August 16, 2019[15]
  • Label: Quality Control Music, Motown, Capitol
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
3
[16]
3 5 37

Mixtapes edit

List of mixtapes, with details
Title Mixtape details
Solid Foundation[17]
  • Released: February 3, 2014
  • Hosted by DJ Drama
  • Label: Quality Control Music
  • Format: Digital download

Singles edit

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
[18]
37
[19]
Control the Streets, Volume 1
"On Me"[20]
(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
[21]
30
[22]
67
"Fuck Dat Nigga"[24]
(with City Girls)
"Baby"
(with Lil Baby and DaBaby)
2019 21
[25]
11
[26]
54 Control the Streets, Volume 2

Quality Control Sports edit

In 2019, Kevin Lee and Pierre Thomas established Quality Control Sports, a sports management company. Quality Control Sports manages professional basketball, football and baseball players including Deebo Samuel, Alvin Kamara, Diontae Johnson (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Jarrett Allen.[27]

References edit

  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. ^ Cooke, Chris (July 17, 2020). "Quality Control Music boss responds to Migos lawsuit". Complete Music Update. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  4. ^ Sisario, Ben (February 9, 2023). "Quality Control, Atlanta Rap Powerhouse, Sells to Scooter Braun's Hybe". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved February 9, 2023.
  5. ^ Aswad, Jem; Halperin, Shirley (February 9, 2023). "HYBE America Acquires Quality Control, Home to Lil Baby, Migos and City Girls, in $300 Million-Plus Deal Led by Scooter Braun". Variety. Archived from the original on February 10, 2023. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  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. ^ OG Maco Speaks On Issues With Quality Control Music, Music With Quavo & More, retrieved August 11, 2019
  9. ^ OG Maco Speaks on Negatives of Quality Control (full interview) | Raww Reality Podcast, retrieved August 11, 2019
  10. ^ II, C. Vernon Coleman. "Young Greatness Leaves Quality Control, Signs to Cash Money - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved August 11, 2019.
  11. ^ "Stream Quality Control's Compilation Project 'Control the Streets Vol. 1' f/ Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, and More". Complex. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: December 30, 2017". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  14. ^ Findlay, Mitch (June 5, 2019). "Quality Control CEO Pee Teases "Control The Streets Volume 2"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  15. ^ "Quality Control Announces 'Control the Streets, Vol. 2'". Rap-Up. July 16, 2019. Retrieved July 16, 2019.
  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ "Migos - Solid Foundation (Hosted By DJ Drama & QC The Label)". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  18. ^ "Migos – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  19. ^ "Migos – Chart history: Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  20. ^ "Young Thug and Lil Yachty Share New Song "On Me": Listen | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. September 29, 2017. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  21. ^ "Quavo - Chart history: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  22. ^ "Quavo - Chart history: Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  23. ^ "Gold/Platinum - Music Canada". Music Canada. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  24. ^ "City Girls, Miami's Newest Rap Duo, is Not Checking for Broke Boys". Noisey. January 12, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
  25. ^ "DaBaby Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  26. ^ "DaBaby Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved October 1, 2019.
  27. ^ "QC Sports | Quality Control Sports Management". Qcsports.com. Retrieved June 7, 2023.