Quando Rondo

TyQuain Bowman (born March 23, 1999), better known as Quando Rondo, is an American rapper and singer from Savannah, Georgia. He is currently signed to the Atlantic Records imprint, Never Broke Again, LLC. He initially gained attention with the release of his song "I Remember" featuring Lil Baby in January 2018. He has since released three mixtapes, Life B4 Fame (2018), Life After Fame (2018), and From the Neighborhood to the Stage (2019). His song "Motivation" was featured on the popular YouTube channel World Star Hip Hop.

Quando Rondo
Birth nameTyquian Terrel Bowman
Born (1999-03-23) March 23, 1999 (age 20)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Years active2017–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitequandorondoofficial.com

Early lifeEdit

Bowman was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia.[1] He showed early interest in music as a child. As a teenager, he spent some time in juvenile detention centers and was most recently released in October 2017. At that time, he decided to pursue music full-time.[2]

His stage name is a play on his nickname, "Quando." He is also a fan of the basketball player, Rajon Rondo.[1][3]

CareerEdit

In January 2018, he released the song which became a hit single, "I Remember", featuring American rapper Lil Baby.[4] He followed that up with the release of the songs, "Motivation" and "Paradise."[5] The videos for all three songs accumulated millions of views on YouTube.[2] On April 17, 2018, he released his first mixtape, Life B4 Fame.[6] The album featured a new hit, "ABG", as well as songs with guest verses from Lil Baby, Lil Durk, and OMB Peezy.[7] It also accumulated 1 million streams on MyMixtapez in its first two days of release.[2]

In June 2018, Quando Rondo released the single, "Kiccin' Shit."[8] Later that month, it was announced that he was the first signee to YoungBoy Never Broke Again's Atlantic Records imprint, Never Broke Again, LLC.[9][10] In August of that year, he and Kevin Gates were featured on the YoungBoy Never Broke Again song, "I Am Who They Say I Am".[11] The following month, Quando Rondo was featured on 3 of the 4 tracks of YoungBoy Never Broke Again's 4Loyalty EP.[12]

On September 24, 2018, Quando Rondo released his second mixtape, Life After Fame. The album featured guest verses from YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Rich Homie Quan, and Boosie Badazz.[13] He went on to open for SOB X RBE on select tour dates in the United States on their "Global Gangin" tour, which was scheduled to end in December 2018.[13][14]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of albums with selected details
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[15]
CAN
[16]
QPac
  • Released: January 10, 2020
  • Label: Never Broke Again
  • Format: Digital download, streaming
22 78

MixtapesEdit

List of mixtapes with selected album details
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
[17]
Life B4 Fame
  • Released: April 17, 2018 (US)
  • Label: Never Broke Again
  • Format: Digital download
Life After Fame
  • Released: September 24, 2018 (US)
  • Label: Never Broke Again, Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download
174
From the Neighborhood to the Stage
  • Released: May 10, 2019 (US)
  • Label: Never Broke Again, Atlantic
  • Format: Digital download
29

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"I Remember" (feat. Lil Baby) 2018 Life B4 Fame
"Motivation"
"Paradise"
"ABG"
"Kiccin' Shit" Life After Fame

As featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist showing selected chart positions and other details
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[18]
US
R&B

[19]
US
Rap

[20]
"I Am Who They Say I Am"
(YoungBoy Never Broke Again featuring Kevin Gates and Quando Rondo)
2018 69 24 21 4Respect

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Thomas, Fred (September 2018). "Quando Rondo – Artist Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c Seabrook III, Robby (June 1, 2018). "The Break Presents: Quando Rondo". XXL. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  3. ^ DJ Smallz (interviewer), Quando Rondo (guest) (March 12, 2018). Quando Rondo: Rajon Rondo Was Always My Favorite Basketball Player (video). Retrieved November 14, 2018 – via YouTube.
  4. ^ P., Milca (January 27, 2018). "Lil Baby Assists Quando Rondo On 'I Remember'". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Kameir, Rawiya (April 9, 2018). "Here's a new video from Quando Rondo, the next big thing out of Georgia". The Fader. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  6. ^ "Quando Rondo Promises "Paradise" To Special Ladies in New Video". HipHopDX. April 13, 2018. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Smith, Trey (May 30, 2018). "Quando Rondo Is Putting Savannah, GA Back on the Rap Map". Noisey. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  8. ^ Robertson, Darryl (June 13, 2018). "Street-Hop: Newcomer Quando Rondo Shares New Single "Kiccin' Sh*t"". Vibe. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  9. ^ Johnson, Cherise (September 26, 2018). "Quando Rondo Releases 'Life After Fame' Mixtape Featuring YoungBoy Never Broke Again & Rich Homie Quan". HipHopDX. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  10. ^ YoungBoy Never Broke Again, Quando Rondo (June 22, 2018). Quando Rondo Signs With 'Never Broke Again' Records NBA YoungBoy Label Quando Is The Newest Member! (video). Retrieved November 14, 2018 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ Mojica, Nick (August 24, 2018). "YoungBoy Never Broke Again '4 Respect' EP: Listen to New Songs With Kevin Gates and Quando Rondo". XXL. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  12. ^ Espinoza, Joshua (September 6, 2018). "YoungBoy Never Broke Again Drops '4Loyalty' EP f/ Young Thug and Quando Rondo". Complex. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  13. ^ a b Burks, Tosten (September 26, 2018). "Quando Rondo 'Life After Fame' Mixtape: Listen to New Songs Featuring Boosie BadAzz, Rich Homie Quan and More". XXL. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  14. ^ Sacher, Andrew (September 27, 2018). "SOB x RBE add late show at SOB's to tour w/ Quando Rondo; album out this week". Brooklyn Vegan. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  15. ^ @billboardcharts (January 21, 2020). "Debuts on this week's #Billboard200" (Tweet). Retrieved January 22, 2020 – via Twitter.
  16. ^ "Canadian Albums: January 25, 2020". Billboard. Retrieved January 23, 2020.
  17. ^ "Billboard 200: May 25, 2019". Billboard. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  18. ^ "YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Chart History – Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  19. ^ "YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Chart History – Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  20. ^ "YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Chart History – Hot Rap Songs". Billboard. Retrieved November 14, 2018.
  21. ^ "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved May 21, 2019.

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