ScHoolboy Q Says Debut Album "Oxymoron" Is "Definitely Coming This Year"
Following up Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A..A.d city is no easy task. However the Black Hippy emcee believes he's up to the task.
"It'll probably be out in a few months," said Q to MTV News. "We gon' get these singles right, get 'em together and place everything in order. Then we gon' get it crackin' from there. I haven't leaked a record yet, so I don't wanna say too much yet until I leak the record. But Oxymoron is definitely coming this year and we gon' have some fun."
ScHoolboy Q explained that he essentially played it close to the vest in terms of collaborations. "I worked with Pharrell on the album, I worked with Kendrick on the album, you know, like the homies, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown," he said. "I just kept it real in house with my homies. This my first album; it's real special to me. I don't wanna be messing with this dude, with this dude, this dude. It's all in house, it's the same Q. Like the fans, I'mma give 'em what they want."
Q elaborated, explaining that the lyricists he grew up listening to inspired him. "We caught that era in the '90s where people was rapping like Jay, Big Pun, Big L, Pac, Biggie, we was there in that era, so we like heard a lot of that stuff. We just studied the game. Like, I'm 26 years old – I can't be out there rapping no weak stuff. I gotta go out there and be serious. You gotta paint that picture, you gotta see the music. We actually see the music like paintings and pictures, like for real, not just saying that. When a beat come on, it's like a color in your head and it's like a movie or some shit, a camera just guiding you through what you need to say. That's just how it is."