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When the above picture surfaced showing the late Quincy B’s best friends in an airplane leaving Liberia, many thought the duo wanted to escape from the pain and emptiness of losing their friend and music promoter/engineer.
That was not the case.
According to the duo, they left to better the industry and themselves. HomeBoy Jethro and Yung Class Weezy said they left for Ghana to learn professional audio production.
“And to also be able to come back to Liberia to reopen the studio (Heartbeat Records)” Jethro exclaimed via FaceBook.
Jethro said he has already produced a song in Ghana called ‘Weed’ after only being there for a little over a month. He said things are going well so far in Ghana.
Before Quincy B’s untimely passing, Jethro and Yung Class Weezy were two of his closest friends, even his first priority, something he stressed wherever he went.
In an interview over a popular radio station weeks after QB passed, Jethro said they had been roommates for over 4 years, and on the morning QB passed away, his last words to him were: “Lock the door, I will be right back.”
Jethro said he is still waiting for QB’s return.
On the other hand, Yung Class Weezy instantly fell in love with QB’s talent and ability to engineer any beat when he arrived from Ghana back in 2014. He said they became inseparable, spending all of their time, music and activities together.
There was never any rumor that the two had any altercations during their years together at
Heart Beat before QB switched to ALM Records.
That was until QB passed.
According to a source very close to the two, Young Class Weezy and the entire Heart Beat
Records had been kept out of QB’s life months before his passing. The information spread like a wildfire after he passed, though it is not clear if they also stopped communicating before he passed.
Infectious Michael had this to say about it all over the phone: “I never wanted these kids to separate, but somewhere along the way they did and I wish I could have been there to stop that.”
True to his word, Infectious, who spoke with many including this paper about his continued support for the young artists, has been able to help them.
“I just sent the other two brothers of my late son Quincy B, Yung Class Weezy Smith and HomeBoy Jethro Sirleaf to Ghana to go learn Recording Engineering and Music Productions.
They will be the new official Producers and Engineers of Infectious Michael Recording Studio in Liberia upon their return. Thank God that they’ve arrived safely. Only God can do this,” he said.
While it is a very painful thing to lose an icon like QB at so young an age, those who he left behind are using their pain as ladders to get themselves to another level.
Even after his passing, QB’s friends continue to remain loyal to him. “I just want QB to be proud of me, that’s all,” stated Jethro.
And Infectious Michael will continue to give them chances in life by not giving up on them.