Aquil Charlton

A skilled rapper, DJ, and electronic musician, Aquil Charlton (AyQue) leverages his creative agility to reach a wide range of audiences. He has backed Open Mike Eagle on synthesizers and has opened for Lauryn Hill, Dilated Peoples, The Wailers, Mint Condition, Chingy, Kardinal Official, and others. Even offstage, Aquil maintains the respect of his peers for his continued dedication to teaching and community organizing work. He is currently Program Director at Notes For Notes, a music studio for youth housed inside the James Jordan Boys and Girls Club. Known to students as “Mr. Aquil,” he has taught DJ, music production, and songwriting through organizations like Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education, After School Matters, Urban Gateways, and Chicago Public Schools. Currently, he is preparing to release music projects at mraquil.com while raising a three-year-old genius.

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