After overcoming a troubled past, Ricky Lee Canady aka Quantum Thought is exploring his talent as a rapper!
Quantum Thought aka Ricky Lee Candy is a 39-year- old rapper from Sacramento, CA, who has been writing rap since the age of 12. Before becoming a full-time rapper Quantum has faced a troubled past where he got involved with drugs, gang activity and also served a 5-year sentence after he was charged as an adult for a crime at the age of 16.
Even in prison he spent most of his time writing songs and working on self by reading books and attending poetry class on the weekends. Quantum Thought believes it was this Poetry recital class that helped him to deal the harsh reality of in prison.
We recently chopped it up with QT to learn more about his musical journey!
Where do you currently hail from?
Im from Sacramerto California
How did your artist name come about?
My name comes from my love of Quantum Physics. Im a deep thinker so I coined the name Quantum Thought .
How long have you been making music?
I’ve been since age 12
How would you describe the sound around your music, the background/inspirations behind it?
My style of music is called Scarred Poetry. its about love ,pain ,strength, and spiritual growth . The larger part of my music speaks of self love and development. I created Scarred Poetry in 1999 when is was 18 yrs old but I’ve just started to brand it and bring to the people.
How do you spend your time outside of the business?
I mostly work on my craft I have very time for anything else . I believe in Scarred Poetry so much that I spend all day and most nights writing recording and registering all my music myself … so yeah im a busy man …lol
What are your current thoughts of the music business in 2020?
I think its the best time as a independent artist to take control of your destiny in the music industry. With it being so easy to find distributors and own my own Publishing .
What have you got planned for the near future?
Well im a bit of an entrepreneur so I want make a living on my music. So I want make a dope catalogue of works and get into the syncing business (getting my music into movies and TV).
What inspires you when you make your music?
I’m inspired by a lot of people and other subjects like Quantum Physics … thats my main theme but I also make reality rap and lots of love songs ….
What music are you bumping at the moment?
Not to be cocky or anything like that but I mostly only listen to my own music . Only because I don’t want to be influenced by the music out there now . But I listen to all the greats like 2 pac , Nas , biggie . But I like rappers like Wale and Fabulous.
Who’s in your Top 5 greatest artist of all time?
Whoo thats a hard one but I judge artist by the impact they have on generations so of course 2pac , Lil Wayne , Nas , Eminem, and Jay Z .
Where can the world find you on the web?
My website is ScarredPoets.com i’m on mostly all the current platforms just search me as Quantum Thought or BornFreedom and you should find me .
Do you have anything you’d like to plug or let the people know about?
Yeah I want to let my fans know that I appreciate them dearly . And I urge them to listen to my tracks and support Scarred Poetry because every play helps me continue to do kind of music and adds to the value of my brand .
Thanks for your time and we look forward to hearing more from you in future!