QuESt first popped onto the radar in 2009 as champion of the “Survival of the MCs” contest, where he beat out 660 other hip-hop artists to win a first-look deal with industry mogul Jermaine Dupri and the then-newly-formed TAG Records. After seeing the label fold only a few months later, QuESt maintained a positive attitude about the whole experience. After releasing a slew of music, QuESt began to find his true break through with Visionary Music Group, signing to the independent imprint in 2013. Touring with Def Jam’s own Logic on two national tours [1 of which he co headlined], QuESt began building a show history & tour experience that garnered him a hardcore fan base. QuESt then released his critically acclaimed project “Searching Sylvan”. His highest release to date, it garnered collectively over 70,000 downloads between HotNewHipHop & DatPiff.com. Taking a bold move forward, QuESt left Visionary Music Group December of 2014 to focus on his own brand, sound & direction. Since then, QuESt has now launched his WiseUp Music label , seeking to create a platform for himself & for other artists in the future.