With the constant media attention of mainstream rap gearing towards big names such as Jay Z, Kanye West, or Drake, Schooboy Q’s albums are a refreshing change depicting a new sound that can be applied to rap music diminishing altogether the tough-boy appeal.
Quincy Hanley, known by his popular pseudonym Schoolboy Q, just recently released his most anticipated album, “Oxymoron”, on February 25. This album follows his 2012 release of “Habits and Contradictions” that include collaborations with rappers Kendrick Lamar and A$AP Rocky to name a few.
It’s no surprise that “Oxymoron” blew up all over social media outlets and it has a reason to. “Oxymoron” lives up to its hype. This album includes popular tracks such as “Collard Greens” featured alongside a fun and colorful psychadelic music video that best describes Schoolboy Q’s cool and eccentric style. It deters away from the traditional sound but still retains the main elements of rap.
(Check out Macklemore dancing in there!)
“Man of the Year” from “Oxymoron”
He is an artist to watch as I suspect his music to develop, as his content clearly did from “Habits and Contradictions” to “Oxymoron”, and I can only see him acquiring an even bigger status in pop culture.
Schoolboy Q will be in Houston on March 25 as part of his “Oxymoron World Tour”
By: Catalina Campos