05 May Quentin ‘Q’ Gilkey Joins GPS for Management
GPS Management is thrilled to announce that Quentin Gilkey has joined the roster for management. Quentin is a Grammy award winning mixer and engineer best known for his work with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Anderson .Paak, The Game, Earl Sweatshirt, Kendrick Lamar and on the original soundtrack for the Academy Award winning film “12 Years A Slave”.
With a background in classical and jazz piano, Quentin, who is known amongst colleagues and friends as ‘Qʼ, graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in Music & Business Administration. After moving to Los Angeles, he began working as an engineer at Paramount Recording Studios in 2009, for artists including Brandy, Alicia Keys, Teddy Riley and others.
Later, Q began engineering for writers and producers at Dr. Dreʼs record label, Aftermath Entertainment, developing a relationship with all of the acclaimed artists on Dr. Dreʼs roster. Q worked with Kendrick Lamar on his major label debut, good kid, m.A.A.d city, The Gameʼs Documentary 2 and Documentary 2.5, Eminemʼs Kamikaze and Music to be Murdered By, and Dr. Dreʼs third studio album Compton. While in the process of making that album, Q was filmed during a studio session recording the song, “Talking to my Diary” with Dr. Dre, that was then featured in the 2017 GRAMMY Award winning and Emmy nominated HBO docuseries, “The Defiant Ones”. For Dreʼs newest Aftermath signee Anderson .Paak, Q worked as a recording and mix engineer on the albums Oxnard, and the GRAMMY Award winning Ventura in 2019.
Q has worked alongside Dr. Dre for the past eight years and been a part of all of his musical endeavors. From a songʼs inception to itʼs release, Q thrives on the creative journey: recording, mixing, and mastering. Each stage requires a unique lens to help the artistʼs music shine brightest. Qʼs passion for the process is rooted in personal drive, hunger for knowledge, and love of music. For professional enquiries, please contact Jerimaya Grabher and Colin Ramsay.