Mazbou Q is The Rap Scientist. Born in the UK, now a Tāmaki Makaurau local, the Nigerian creative wears many hats. Known to some as an artist, performer and producer at Auckland audio production house UNCHAINED XL and to others as an educator and content creator, Mazbou Q is a multifaceted and talented creative. With a background in classical, heavy metal and West African Highlife, the particular brand of hip-hop devised by Mazbou Q pushes the boundaries of the very genre. Taking inspo from the likes of The Roots and Black Star, Mazbou Q’s music (and content) meets his listeners with complex socio-political commentary and unravels the intricacies of a unique cultural identity. And while he did go Tiktok viral after the release of 2021 album The Future Wars, Mazbou Q’s has kept a devoted online following by exploring the rhythmic techniques seen in hit rap songs, outlining music theory concepts and honing in on the rich musicality of hip hop so often overlooked. A reflection of his passions, his feed is a natural combo of music discussions, original songs and aesthetic shots. Mazbou Q has worked with brands like ESPN, Footlocker and Les Mills and has collaboration down to a fine science – so, what are you waiting for?