Hailing from Hempstead, New York, part of the urbanized suburbs of Long Island, Phabian “S-Quire” Winfield rose onto the scene with his local hit “How We Do.” The classic feel-good hip-hop stylings of the track were enhanced by the smooth featured vocal of Marvin Moore, lead singer of Grammy Award-wining Product G&B(“Maria, Maria”).
The infectious hook resonated with listeners when S-Quire inked a single distribution deal. With his debut album in the works, S-Quire plans on building on the momentum of his current singles to ride a wave to the head of hip-hop’s new class. Drawing inspiration from greats as diverse as LL Cool J, Marvin Gaye, and Keith Sweat, S-Quire’s sound can be best described as upbeat East Coast Hip-Hop with pop sensibility and a dash of old-school rap influence. Representing Long Island, New York, he plans to bring his section of the city long-awaited recognition in today’s Hip-Hop game (beyond mixtapes or the underground). If his single “How We Do”—or his newest hit “The One I Love”—is any indication, this driven young talent has what it takes to make music for the people and take the charts at the same time.