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We almost didn't get to write this article. You almost didn't get to read it, which means you almost never heard QuESt. Hopefully this piece helps you realize just how much of a shame that would have been. To tell you the story of QuESt now, you have to know the story of QuESt back then, so let's go back in time a little bit.
The date was May 10, the year was 2012, and QuESt was down and out with his life seemingly crumbling around him. The last thing he thought he'd be able to focus on was continuing to pursue a rap career.
We recently spoke to QuESt about this important date in his history, and he told us, "What made May 10th, 2012 such an important date to me personally wasn't just because of what happened. It was because it was the third time consecutively that I found myself back at square one. Jobless, broke, and losing my crib. I was kicked out on my own when I was 17, and from then on I was always in and out of my mother's house due to our troubled relationship at the time. Fast forward a few years later, and this time, I thought I really had it all together. I was living on my own working full time as a janitor, taking care of myself for a good year and change. My father got out of jail late 2011 and needed a place to stay. Naturally he stayed at my place for a month, and he convinced me to let me move in with him and hand over the financial responsibilities to him. It was something I always wanted since we had never been able to have a consistent relationship. I was hesitant because of his past disappointments, but my desire for us to live together outweighed that. Long story short, he made promises he couldn't keep, and 6 months later I found out we were getting evicted. Five days before the actual day we needed to be out. Crazy because a couple of weeks prior I lost my job, and then I gave him my car because he had no place to go, and I found myself right back at my mothers crib at 22. Being a rapper or, trying to continue being a rapper was damn near out of the question. I dropped 9 tapes since 2008 and saw no progression. I was close to quitting altogether. My heart wasn't in the music. I wasn't eager to put my all into another project/singles, and beg for downloads and still wonder how I was going to pay the light bill the next day. I needed to re-evaluate my priorities and decisions."
Fast forward to August of 2013, and things were far more positive. QuESt had just wrapped up his first nationwide tour as the opener on Logic's "Welcome to Forever" bill, where he made quite an impression, considering Logic's Visionary Music Group quickly signed him to the squad. We'll get into that a little later, though.