Joaquin Dean Jr. aka Lil Waah and Quino is a rapper/actor born September 2, 2002 in New York City.He is of Trinidadian and African American heritage.
It should come as no surprise that Lil Waah has been performing since he was two years old, having been born into a musical family that includes his father (Waah Dean) and his uncle (Dee Dean) and his aunt (Chivon Dean) co-founders of the Ruff Ryders enterprise of companies.He got the rapping bug at an early age and grew up in the Powerhouse Studio with his dad listening to the music of DMX, Jadakiss, Eve, and like so many other children influenced by the music and artistry of Michael Jackson.
Spending all that time in the studio with his father and uncle, he had the opportunity to also learn how to produce and write music from his cousin Swizz Beatz in the studio.He wrote his own song and won the New York State WOW contest.He performed and wowed the crowd at Harlem’s Juneteenth Celebration in 2010.
Lil Waah enjoys playing keyboards and spending time in the vocal booth where he has been working on his first single to be released and distributed by Ruff Ryders Indy, Inc.He has achieved numerous trophies for track, basketball and karate and maintains high grades at the Cherry Lane Elementary School.“I just want people to feel me and appreciate my work,” he says. “I take this seriously. I don’t do this because people get paid from it. I really want to change the way music is done.”