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Rapper Lil Quan needs your vote for TV showdown

Jeremiah, better known as Lil Quan, will on July 31 be taking part in a competition on the hit BET show “106 & Park”, where he will compete with another young rapper for a shot at performing at a Diggy Simmons concert.

The winner will be decided by online voting, he said he hopes Island residents will offer him their support.

“I will make my Island proud,” he pledged. “I’m going in confident going in this time.”

The performance will mark a return to “106 & Park” for the young performer, who earlier this year won a round of the show’s “Wild-Out Wednesday” competition.

The CedarBridge Academy student said: “It’s a feeling you can’t really explain. I wasn’t feeling nervous or nothing but I felt anxious towards the end.

“During my performance I felt pretty calm and collected. I released a confident vibe and I really got a good energy back from the crowd.”

Jeremiah received 52 percent of the online vote — enough to win $5,000 and a recording contract.

He said he first got interested in rapping in middle school as an outlet for his anger.

“My friend told me to just write my stuff down and he had a little studio-type thing in his house,” he said. “I used that to release my anger.

“I started off with track and field. I started music a little while after that. I figured I couldn’t maintain both of them and school at the same time, so I had to choose. I had to think about which one would get me further, so I chose my music.”

Asked what he would do if he won the competition, he said: “Get back to work, work on some more music and get more exposure.”

Along with his performances on BET, Jeremiah said he has performed locally at talent shows and fashion shows and is in the process of recording an album. He thanked his friends, family and manager for their support, and urged the public to help him achieve his dream.

To vote for Lil Quan on July 31, download the free “106 & Park” app on the App Store or the BET website. Voting will be possible through the app during and after the performance.

Jeremiah (Lil Quan) Steede: Appearing on BET show “106 and Park” on July 31 and needs your votes (Photo by Glenn Tucker)

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Published June 28, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated June 27, 2013 at 9:57 pm)

Rapper Lil Quan needs your vote for TV showdown

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