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Habits & Contradictions

ScHoolboy Q

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A fast-rising Los Angeles rapper best known for his debut mixtape (Setbacks) and a verse on Kendrick Lamar's "Michael Jordan," Schoolboy Q is among a new breed of California emcees whose ever-changing rhyme style is impossible to pigeonhole. He's not a gangsta, though he drops plenty of old-school Crips references, especially on "Tookie (Interlude)" and "Raymond 1969." He's not a pure drug rapper, though he addresses intoxication extensively ("Oxy Music" and "Druggys Wit Hoes Again"). He's not a love-jam rapper, although he gets pretty freaky on "Sex Drive" and "Sexting." Basically, he's all of the above and more, as he does his thing on 18 tracks, giving us a taste of his unique lifestyle over a multitude of beats that range from jittery left-field soundscapes to smoothed-out loop-based bangers. More Odd Future than Ice Cube, he also enlists help from his Black Hippy collective (Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul), as well as A$ap Rocky ("Hands on the Wheel") plus Curren$y and Dom Kennedy ("Grooveline Pt. 1"). Esoteric G-Funk for the next generation.

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TDE

Schoolboy did it again...i support every tde project

Underrated Great From Da Wild West!!!

Hope 1/4 of Black Hippy makes 2012 XXL Freshmen class…Schoolboy Q delivered a classic with SetBacks and continues the tradition with this project. TDE has the best music….PERIOD!!!

2g

kendrick lamar - the flow
ab-soul - the punchlines
jay rock - the gangsta

ScHoolBoy Q - the delivery

-to late if you reading yesterday's paper

Biography

Born: October 26, 1986 in Wiesbaden, Germany

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Mixing bud smoker's anthems with socially conscious numbers, rapper ScHoolboy Q spent three years in the mixtape underground before launching his career properly in 2011. The first mixtape, the autobiographical Schoolboy Turned Hustla, landed in 2008 and quickly caught the attention of Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment. Lamar would form the Black Hippy collective with ScHoolboy along with Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, while Top Dawg would sign the artist to their label. His Gangster & Soul mixtape...
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