adidas Originals x Girls Are Awesome Role Models – Q Marzi

Girls Are Awesome and adidas Originals have partnered around a top to toe product collection and to increase the representation of women+.

In an ongoing series we will excitedly be featuring the role models who helped us shoot the campaign for our new collaborative collection with adidas Originals.

The definition of a role model is flexible in energetic size and has a constant shifting quality and meaning to people. The same diverse qualities can be attributed to the role models involved with this shoot. Every single one of them carries a strength and drive for what they do that automatically draws others to them in a magnetic fashion.

We’re proud to present to you a group of people who have helped, inspired, supported and upheld a strong sense of community in each of their respective fields and who have all helped us to diversify our understanding of the word role model. 

adidas originals x girls are awesome | musician | rapper

Cheeky, upbeat and ready for a good time, Q Marzi is a true natural entertainer, an energy that’s easily felt both off and on stage. The rapper has an apparent need and skill to create communities wherever he works and his long list of involvement in rap groups and music collectives proves it so.

With contrasting musical expressions in both heavy Hip Hop beats and with mellow rhythms, Q Marzi knows how to bring storytelling into his work. This is both true musically, as part of the label ‘Affiliated‘, and as a teacher, as he also spends his time passing along his skillset to the young kids at the rap school ‘Baglandet’. His creativity, ability to play with words and explosively energetic approach to life and music makes him a force to be reckoned with.

Who would you say is the biggest role model in your life?

My number one role model is my mother. She taught me love and life and everything in between. When it comes to creativity, my role model is Lauren Hill. She is one of the reasons I fell in love with hip hop back in the days and she inspired me to be passionate in my own music.  

What is your ideal creative flow or process?

I have my best creative flow during late hours but in daylight everything can inspire me to get there. The strange guy in the elevator, a café that serves me that crazy good coffee, the cute lady at the metro, the kids on the streets. I have plenty of notes in my phone from all these kinds of meetings and experiences that often ends up as a song. 

Was there a specific individual that gave you inspiration or a strong idea of femininity from a young age?

A woman that I truly looked up to from a young age was Rosa Parks. If you don’t know what she stood up for and changed with her braveness, google it my friends. Today, Greta Thunberg is the fighter of the century. She has all my respect for what she is doing at such a young age. Girls are awesome, no doubt. 

What is something about life you feel you still need to learn? Either personally or professionally?

I need to find my inner peace and accept that everything does not always go the way I hope for. Sometimes it’s hard to tackle disappointments, but overall I think you can always learn from it in the end. 

Anything coming up next for you we should be aware of?

Me and my partner Alexander are invited to speak at Børns Vilkår’s yearly meeting in April where we will present our work with our rap school Baglandet. A project focusing on young girls and boys that want to express their feelings through music instead of hanging around the streets. A project I am really and truly proud of. I’m also releasing two new singles and a really dope music video in April/May!

Thanks to Ramzi and his contagious grin. The products you see are dropping April 22 on our shop and all decent retailers worldwide.


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