ScHoolboy Q Criticizes Rappers Who Release Back-To-Back Projects

posted Tuesday February 25 ,2014 at 12:30PM CST | 78 comments

ScHoolboy Q Criticizes Rappers Who Release Back-To-Back Projects

ScHoolboy Q says being in a gang made him unable to support or be there for his daughter for two years.

On Los Angeles rapper ScHoolboy Q’s newly-released album, Oxymoron, gang history is one of a number of topics the TDE emcee touches on. Although Q has openly addressed his gang past, during an interview on the Juan Epstein podcast, he revealed that discussing that particular part of his life can be embarrassing at times.

In addition to shunning his gang past, ScHoolboy Q detailed joining a set in his neighborhood on accident at the age of 12.

“Like I said, I tell people this story all the time,” he said. “When I joined the set it was an accident. Like my homie said he was about to do it. I’m like ‘I’mma go too. Let’s go.’ You go to the block where all the homies be at or the homies could be on your block. You know what I’m saying? Y’all have a conversation. You get put on or whatever it is. You know what I mean? The homie went to the park. I followed him…You have to grow up in the set, for one. For two, you have to know at least more than one person. You know what I’m saying? You gotta be kicking it with him—y’all went to school together or something. He know your mama or auntie or something. And three, shit, you can’t be no mark. You gotta have a little heart…Some people fold under pressure and some people don’t.”

According to the West Coast wordsmith, his involvement in a gang not only took him away from his daughter, but also made him unable to support his now four-year-old daughter for two years.

“It’s not something I’m into no more,” ScHoolboy Q said. “It’s embarrassing for me to even really be talking about it like in detail. From me going to what I was to now like I look at it as like retarded. Why would I go and do all that type of stuff. You know what I mean? Take time away from my daughter and not being able to support her. [I] went two years before I could support my daughter. She was born for two years; I didn’t have like a dime on me.”

Today’s (February 25) release of Q’s Oxymoron album comes nearly a year and a half after fellow Black Hippy member Kendrick Lamar released his Grammy-nominated LP, good kid, m.A.A.d city. In a past interview, ScHoolboy Q did reveal that those at TDE can be “real competitive” and while speaking with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds, Q explained that he did study Kendrick’s album in order to perfect Oxymoron.

The rapper was also critical of artists who release a number of records and mixtapes in a short period of time rather than focusing on one project.

“That album [good kid, m.A.A.d city] is incredible. It came out 2012,” he said. “People act like it came out two months ago. You get what I’m saying? Like that’s a strong album. I had to step back and really understand do I want my album to be hot like the rest of these niggas for four months? Like these rap niggas that’s why they gotta keep dropping mixtape after mixtape, album—like what type of nigga drop five records in one month. Like how you drop five records in one month?”

Oxymoron serves as a follow up to ScHoolboy Q’s 2012 album, Habits & Contradictions. Q’s newly-released album received a 3.5 rating from HipHopDX and is described as boasting “a familiar mix of dark, introspective rhymes peppered with some youthful irreverence over top-notch production.”

The LP includes guest appearances from Jay Rock, SZA, Raekwon, Kendrick Lamar, and a handful of other artists.

RELATED: ScHoolboy Q Says Kendrick Lamar Inspires Him, Talks Parenting & "Oxymoron"

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  • Anonymous
    It seems like this fool wasn't really a banger lol
  • You Need More People because We Don't Believe You!
    He's mad because he isn't creative enough to do 5 mix-tapes per month lol.
    • Anonymous
      It's better to make one quality project once a year than put out 5 shitty mixtapes that no one will listen to a month later.
  • Will $teel
    HAHAHAHHAHA @ how he says he joined a gang. u jus gotta say u cool n kno somebody n u good? sounds fake 2 me. U gotta do some REAL dirt 2 get in a gang. he makes it sound so easy haha fraud
  • Meiaaa
    People tend to zone out, they don't know shit bout SBQs way of thinking or growing into his life he has. Respect what he puts out and if you dont feel it leave it at that. He wins by havin so many haters. #OXYMORON
    • Reality Check
      He only wins if he goes gold or platinum!
  • Skool 4 Klownz
    Gotta constantly release mixtapes because of all these ADHD niggas. Most of the shit is repeat and reuse.
  • 3headedmonsttah
    you got 2chainz, but no fif or e40? cmon Que...Shit knocs tho.. no where near as good as K.dot but it goes. Fuc L.A and Hell of a night is my shit!!!!
  • Anonymous
    bad move TDE on this crap of a album
  • Anonymous
    hey everybody im a gangster look at me its 2014 gangster rap is dead
    • Anonymous
      Gangster shit is not going down fuck boy,old school shit will always run in my blood .Pink is for the Honeys fags.
  • Anonymous
    gangster shit still grow up Qboy
  • Ken Junior (EA Streetwear)
    Hmm. Depends. Some of these new rappers like to release music constantly to keep their fans happy. But then again that can lead to oversaturation. Also, it depends on the quality of the projects. It they just release bullshit after bullshit mixtape, it defeats the purpose, imo. Follow Endless Ambition Streetwear. Urban wear for those who grind nonstop and want more out of life IG: @endlessambition_streetwear @kingstutter Twitter: @Gwillisjr89 @EA_StreetWear @Kongo4488 Blog: eastreetwear.blogspot.com
  • Anonymous
    Production on this album was trash. These new age niggas dont know how to mix or make beats.They dont know what drums sound good or nuthin
  • Dave
    X dropped 2 plat albums in 98 and no-one was complaining.
  • Anonymous
    I just want my music heard thats all, im not looking for no record deal, getting famous 'r anything like that.! so please just spare a few sec. to check me out, & if you like what you heard please SUBSCRIBE so ill know you actually listen & support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaSNK0pm4eY
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  • Anonymous
    lol HipHopDX is givin Schoolboy Q the Kendrick Lamar treatment
  • Anonymous
    If he isn't proud of his past in gangs why does he make that a key part of his music?
    • detroit slim
      LOL exactly." Look I been in jail, buy my album"! Fake ass industry niggettes
  • Anonymous
    The way he describes the 'initiation' into his gang sound like some lil boy schoolyard version of Cosa Nostra
  • bo
    hes sub- diss Vado
  • Anonymous
    BEING IN A GANG MADE HIM UNABLE TO BE THERE FOR HIS DAUGHTER? YOU ARE FUCKING STUPID! WHATS YOUR EXCUSE FOR NOT BEING THERE FOR YOUR OWN PROJECT............WHICH SUCKED ASS! FAT OBESE INFECTED ASS!
  • kayaman
    The Pharrell beat sucked ass and so did the SZA feature. Wasn't as great as i thought it would be but it didn't suck either.
  • detroit slim
    This nigga is weak as fuck. I dont know why errbody dickridin. I downloaded his album to see all the hype n it wasnt shit. He sounds like a fruit honestly
  • Anonymus
    I swear if I see another ScHoolboy Q article...
    • Anonymous
      That's how DX plays he game take whatever is supposedly "hot" & run that shit right into the ground, sad pat s 's usually not good music as is the case here
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      I'm sayin...
  • Anonymous
    he talking about game
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    dif remixes or new songs ect
    • detroit slim
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    but song acpellas go with dif beats long as u time it to throw verse in while beats playing an record it
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    like some beats sound like very high rides over verses
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    an it record it as one
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    or match lodness beat and verse
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    like verse might sound low to dif beat u can change voice lodness or get dif beat try to add to it
  • 00000
    new song or remix
  • 00000
    playing and recording beat an vers at same time
  • 00000
    over verse playing an recording it at same time than after lets u save the song to player
  • 00000
    just one dif beat or 2 remix
  • 00000
    with dif beats on it remix
  • 00000
    or other songs that been heard all ready
  • 00000
    make new songs
  • 00000
    if u have cds or files with verses an beats seprate u can add new songs
  • 0000
    or add new verse over new beat or ect
  • 0000
    or could be dif way
  • 0000
    after ur done with it x it off log off it before it goes it sayd save file?? thats how u add song list
  • 0000
    same type loudness if u play it before u add stuff to it,