Iconic independent rap sensation Qveen Herby has announced today’s release of her spectacular new single. “Check” is available now at all DSPs; an official companion video is streaming now at the official Qveen Herby YouTube channel following its exclusive premiere via PAPER.
“Check” – which features an irresistible interpolation of Missy Elliott’s classic “I’m Really Hot” – was produced by Nick Noonan and Steve “Pompano Puff” Tirogene (Nicki Minaj, 03 Greedo, T.I.) and mixed by acclaimed DJ/producer Phinisey. The track heralds Qveen Herby’s much anticipated new EP 8, due to arrive later this year via her own Checkbook Records label. A wide-ranging North American headline tour will be unveiled soon. For updates and more, please visit www.qveenherby.com.
“This beat was inspired by Missy Elliot and Timbaland. I just wanna say how geeked and grateful I am for the sign off,” says Qveen Herby via Twitter.
EP 8 marks the latest in a series of acclaimed independent releases from Qveen Herby, including last year’s EP 6 and EP 7, both of which are available now at all DSPs and streaming services HERE. Released November 2019, EP 7 includes the hit singles, “Cheap Talk” and “Vitamins,” both joined by colorful companion videos directed by Nick Noonan (@jediinick).
With cumulative Spotify streams now over 44 million – including more than 350,000 monthly listeners over the last 6 months alone – Qveen Herby is undoubtedly a landmark artist, blending an idiosyncratic fusion of hip-hop, R&B, pop, and dance music with a committed mission of true expression and universal empowerment. Born Amy Heidemann, the Nebraska-native, Los Angeles-based artist/entrepreneur first touched stardom in 2012 as one-half – with her husband/producer/collaborator Nick Noonan – of the RIAA platinum certified, chart-topping pop duo, Karmin.
Qveen Herby emerged as a solo project in 2017, the new moniker bridging personal strength and that of Herbie Husker, the beloved mascot for the Nebraska Cornhuskers – an indelible reminder to herself to never forget where she comes from. A remarkable series of EPs followed, each offering fiery lyricism, distinctive songcraft, innovative production, and a truly one-of-a-kind pop persona. “It is clear that Qveen Herby isn’t just a stage name or a quick grab of a marketing scheme,” wrote Earmilk. “It is of an empowering woman that is taking charge. Her discography boasts of independence, rapid bars, modern R&B, and silky throwbacks…Qveen Herby has the vocals and bars to execute with ease.” Perhaps Flaunt said it best: “The entire reinvention of Qveen Herby is a mission to empower dreamers, specifically women, to live their highest and truest expression of themselves and saying, ‘fuck fear’ in order to claim their crown, and to embrace the journey of personal transformation.”
Along with Checkbook Records, Qveen Herby is co-founder – with her real life best friend, DJ/producer Audrey Napoleon – of the revolutionary lifestyle and cosmetics brand, Qveen®: For The Modern Day Boss Bitch™. For more information, please visit qveenstudio.com.