DAYSun July 23
Donning a signature fedora, dashiki shirt and John Lennon-style shades, he takes the stage like a king with a killer flow. Give it up for Schoolboy Q!
The Top Dawg Entertainment star rapper kicked off 2016 with the release of album ‘Blank Face’, the follow-up to the successful major label debut ‘Oxymoron’ (2014).
Q has been rising up through the hip-hop ranks, a long way from his days hustling in South Central Los Angeles as a member of the 52 Hoover Crips gang. Now, hip-hop has become Schoolboy Q’s outlet for his aggression. He signed with Top Dawg Entertainment in 2009, a move that would ultimately lead him to collaborate with label mates like Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul.
The 29-year-old rapper has carved out a niche of his own. Schoolboy can make cars thump with party bangers just as he excels in telling dark, introspective tales of addiction and gang life without needing to adjust the volume. He has made hits out of tracks like ‘Man of the Year’, ‘Collard Greens’ and ‘Hands on the Wheel’. His unapologetic energy that balances rich content is a much-needed element on the hip-hop scene!