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Q Dot, Jan. 17, The Crux

Not a hip hop Mecca—yet

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In the way the Pacific Northwest isn't a hip-hop mecca, The Crux isn't the first place a person would expect to find an Invicta-wearing, Macallan-loving, piano-playing rapper. But The Crux is right where Federal Way, Wash.-based Quincy "Q Dot" Henry will be Friday, Jan. 17. Q Dot is one of those guys who has come so close to the brass ring--he was twice signed to a label and both times the deal fell through--that he might have thrown in the towel by now. Instead, he scaled back and has since released a slew of songs and videos; started Juice Radio, a popular online radio station; toured with some big names; and received recognition from the likes of BET, the Grammy Awards and more. A grip of local hip-hop artists will join Q Dot on The Crux stage for the night, so although Boise isn't the first place people think of when they think hip-hop, on Friday, Jan. 17, The Crux should be.