B-boy Que Rock

Meet Que Rock

Q Rock or Que Rock is an Anishinaabe b-boy, rapper, and graffiti artist from Nipissing First Nation, currently based in Toronto, Ontario. He and his siblings were raised with traditional Anishnaabe and Odawa teachings by a single mother who travelled quite frequently across North America working with families in crisis. His spirit name is Manitou Nemeen, which translates to Spirit Dancer, and was given to him by his Grandmother.

From a young age Que Rock danced at Pow Wows (a social gathering held by many different Native American communities) learning the traditions of Grass Dancing, transitioning into b-boying at the age of 12. He began educating himself on Hip Hop culture and at 17 was learning Hip Hop culture from the original Ready To Rock Crew.

From his reserve, Nipissing First Nation, Que Rock travelled between The Bronx and Toronto with his mother, a social worker. During this time he honed his skills as  b-boy, rapper and writer. In 1997 Que Rock became a member of Ready To Rock Crew and in 2000 he earned his status as a loyal member of the Mighty Zulu Kingz of the Universal Zulu Nation.

His first album “Smoke Signals” was released in 2012 followed by the video “Ghost Dance”, which was filmed on his homeland at their annual Traditional Pow Wow festival, earning him the “Friendship Award for Community” at the 6th Annual Taino Awards held at the Bronx Museum of arts.