It goes without saying I’m a big fan of Black Hippy and Top Dawg Entertainment. Depending on what mood I’m in, I have a different favorite rapper in the collective. If I want well-crafted storytelling, I’ll go vibe out to some Kendrick Lamar. If I want thought-provoking lyricism, I’ll go listen to some Ab-Soul. If I want to consume copious amounts of alcohol and smack dudes in the street, I’ll go mosh out to some ScHoolboy Q. When Kendrick dropped an indisputable classic with good kid, m.A.A.d city, he put a shit-ton of pressure on Q since he’s next up. So the question of the day is: can ScHoolboy Q make a classic album?
Now before I continue, let me say that I’m a realist. I already know Q doesn’t possess the lyrical prowess of K-Dot or Soulo, but who gives a shit. Homie’s music jams! If you can listen to “Druggys WitH Hoes Again” and not want to take several illegal substances, something is wrong with you. Q makes the music you either want to goon out or have fun to. In my eyes, he has just as many quotables as anyone else because the shit he says is entertaining as hell. As proof, go listen to the 2nd verse of “My Hatin’ Joint” and thank me later. When I’m listening to Q, I’m not looking for Pharoahe Monch-level punchlines. We didn’t expect that from 50 Cent‘s Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and you’d be a fool to say that record isn’t a classic. It’s really all about the songs and the feeling they give you. Q brings you into his world, and needless to say, I’m a cotdamn fan.
All in all, I’m hyped to hear how his Oxymoron album will turn out. He just put out the first single “Yay Yay,” and if the rest of the album sounds like that, TDE and Interscope will definitely be getting my money. Do the right thing and listen to the track below. Please be advised though: listening to this song might inspire random fits of “cooking” and gratuitous thugging in the streets. Good day.