Quincy Jones III
Quincy Jones III
Quincy Jones III in July 2008
Quincy Delight Jones III
23 December 1968
|Other names||QDIII, QD3, Snoopy|
|Labels||Qwest, Reprise, Warner Bros.|
Quincy Delight Jones III was born in Wimbledon, London, the son of Swedish model Ulla Andersson and her American husband Quincy Jones Jr, a musician and music producer. He grew up in Sweden with his older sister Martina after their parents legally separated. The two have five American half-sisters by their father's two other marriages and relationships in the United States, including the actresses Kidada and Rashida Jones and fashion model Kenya Kinski-Jones.
Quincy Jones III is the founder of QD3 Entertainment, which has produced a series of documentaries known collectively as Beef. These explore the violence and feuds within hip hop culture. Jones is also a hip hop DJ; he released an album called Soundlab (1991).
On November 4, 2009, Chamillionaire launched the Global Innovation Tournament 2009 with Quincy Jones III at Stanford University as part of the Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar Series.
He is known for his documentary The Carter (2009), about rapper Lil Wayne. The rapper filed a lawsuit to prevent distribution because he wanted control over the final cut, but the case was dismissed by the judge. A Huffington Post review ranked it as one of the top five movies about hip-hop.
In 2011, he co-founded the health and wellness lifestyle company Feel Rich, Inc. with partner Shawn Ullman, which aimed at promoting "health as the new wealth" to urban communities. Along with QD3's father, Grammy winning producer Quincy Jones, they produced a documentary film, Feel Rich:Health is the New Wealth, that featured celebrities, hip hop icons, and medical and health professionals discussing wellness in the urban community.
In January 2014, he founded WeMash, an Internet service that connects owners of content (movie studios, news organizations, sports entities, music labels/publishers) with creators from every field (video artists, filmmakers, musicians, and more) to reimagine content beyond its original context. Investors include venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.
- Q, The Autobiography Of Quincy Jones
Films and documentariesEdit
- 1987: Stockholmsnatt as Quincy. Also narrating.
- 2002: The Freshest Kids: A History Of The B-Boy (as producer, QD3 Entertainment)
- 2006: Beef: The Series (QD3 Entertainment)
- Public tax records (accessible by telephone) from the Swedish Tax Agency
- Superiorpics.com: Quincy Jones, accessed 2010-07-08
- "Beef I Trailer - QD3.COM". Retrieved 20 February 2016.
- "'Feel Rich: Health Is the New Wealth' Coming This Fall from XLRator Media". Movieweb.com. January 16, 2013. Retrieved January 22, 2020.
- "Rap artists encourage fans to get healthy in new documentary". Cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2019-02-05.
- Lundell och Aronsson Media AB. "Breakit - Han kliver in i Idol-juryn – avslöjar nu sin stora startup-satsning". Retrieved 20 February 2016.
- "Beef: The Series (TV Series 2006– )". IMDb. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
- "Beef: The Series". TV.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
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