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On the gritty, star-studded Blank Face LP, ScHoolboy Q is at his very best. Through 17 tracks of heavy-lidded gangsta rap, the incisive L.A. native joins forces with guests both legendary (E-40, Jadakiss, Tha Dogg Pound) and soon-to-be (Vince Staples, Anderson. Paak). “Robbin’ your kids too,” he says on “Groovy Tony / Eddie Kane,” a haunting double feature. “My heart a igloo.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

On the gritty, star-studded Blank Face LP, ScHoolboy Q is at his very best. Through 17 tracks of heavy-lidded gangsta rap, the incisive L.A. native joins forces with guests both legendary (E-40, Jadakiss, Tha Dogg Pound) and soon-to-be (Vince Staples, Anderson. Paak). “Robbin’ your kids too,” he says on “Groovy Tony / Eddie Kane,” a haunting double feature. “My heart a igloo.”

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Customer Reviews

5 out of 5

1018 Ratings

One of The Most Complete Rappers in The Game

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After one listen, there are immediately several new bangers that stand out - Ride Out ft. Vince Staples comes to mind. But Q is also a very skilled lyricists with a lot to say, and he achieves some major vibes through vivid imagery/storytelling over the diverse, Cali-style beats (Not to mention, the sheer elasticity of his voice nearly matches his labelmate, Kendrick Lamar's, legendary vocal contortions.) In an era of viral singles, this is A Complete Album. No filler, no struggle bars, excellent features. Clearly ScHoolboy went all in on this one, and the hard work paid off with his best album of his career, in my opinion.

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About ScHoolboy Q

Mixing bud smokers' 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, and the Top Dawg label would sign the artist. His Gangster & Soul mixtape landed in 2009, and Top Dawg released his official debut, Setbacks, in 2011.

In 2012, Top Dawg announced they had signed a joint venture deal with Interscope and Aftermath, which saw Lamar's debut album get a full release. Later that year, ScHoolboy Q announced he was recording his third album and would be the second member of Black Hippy to benefit from the deal. After a series of mysterious tweets in 2013, Q announced that the release would be called Oxymoron, but nearly a year passed before the dark and abstract album -- which featured a whole host of guest producers and vocalists -- was released in February 2014. Nevertheless, it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 and pushed the single "Studio" into the Top 40. A worldwide tour took up most of 2015, and 2016 saw the "That Part" single drop as a preview of that year's album, Blank Face LP, which debuted at number two. ~ David Jeffries & Rich Wilson

  • ORIGIN
    Wiesbaden, Germany
  • BORN
    Oct 26, 1986

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