ScHoolboy Q Says "Oxymoron" Is Better Because Of "good kid, m.A.A.d city"

Exclusive: ScHoolboy Q says he is inspired by Kendrick Lamar, and looked to his partner-in-rhyme's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" while crafting "Oxymoron."

ScHoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar are Top Dawg Entertainment labelmates, but ScHoolboy Q looks at the material from his fellow rappers as a measuring stick, not just songs from his partners-in-rhyme. ScHoolboy Q is gearing up for the release of his Oxymoron album and Kendrick Lamar's major label debut release, 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d city, was one of last year's most acclaimed projects.

"It’s competition," ScHoolboy Q says of the Black Hippy music making process in an exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "I gotta be better than his shit or just as good. It has to be just as good or better."

ScHoolboy Q recently said that his album was done and a lot of the content centers on worrying about yourself, not others. But given the self-imposed competition ScHoolboy Q has created, he's looking at K Dot in particular as a model. "Kendrick, at the rate he doin and progressin' in this music, is inspiring," ScHoolboy Q said in the exclusive interview with HipHopDX. "It’s crazy. I’m glad he dropped [good kid, m.A.A.d city]. If he didn’t drop that album, there’s no telling how good my album woulda been."

ScHoolboy Q has been signed to Interscope Records since 2011 and has worked on Oxymoron with producers David Banner and Pharrell Williams, as well as the same sonic team Kendrick Lamar used on good kid, m.A.A.d city, which includes T-Minus, Sounwave and Scoop DeVilleOxymoron will be ScHoolboy Q's major label debut album and follows his independent releases #Setbacks and Habits & Contradictions in 2011 and 2012, respectively.  ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar and the rest of Black Hippy, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock, will be performing at Rock The Bells 2013.

Additional Reporting by Andres Vasquez.

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  • k flop

    Well he's on the right path like kenny using senseless promotion and generic comments to keep his project relivant.

  • Anonymous

    somebody clean this nigga beard up he looking like a bum

  • sssz4

  • Anonymous

    why rappers call david banner for some productions on the album ? i will never get it david banner is probably one of the worst rappers of all time beside lil jon, memphis bleek and jim jones

  • ...

    judging by some of the comments i'm going to say that a lot of people misread the title, and are thinking that he said that it's going to be better than GKMC. When in all reality, he said it's going to be a better album then what it was supposed to be, because of GKMC.

  • streetteam13

    he pretty much just made sure theres 100 lbs of pressure on his shoulders w that statement now..he shoulda just kept quiet until it dropped or atleast not compare his album to GKMC esp if it doesnt end up living up 2 par

  • Mr,Who

    Let's just hope his album is good when it drops...

  • IMho

    theres still no tellin how good your album would be.. except to release it GKMC is a classic IMO and hopefully will go down with the greats- so you got big shoes 2 fill w this album

  • white Power

    Black people are stupid!!!! Monkeys for real, English is not your language stop fucking it up coons!!!!!!

    • bro

      stfu- this DX hating on other races is gettin played and annoying everytime i come on this site-- only DX n worldstar i swear computers turn ppl in Gs

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  • Anonymous

    ja rule didnt wanna feature on GKMC

  • Anonymous

    so both albums going to suck

  • ScHoolboy Q - Oxymoron

    ScHoolboy Q - Oxymoron 1. BlaspHemous (Produced by Digi+Phonics) 2. Man of tHa Year (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It, co. Marz) 3. Hell of a NigHt (Produced by DJ Dahi) 4. DeatHsadvocate (Produced by Digi+Phonics) 5. Druggys wit Hoes Pt, Trois feat. Ab-Soul (Produced by Digi+Phonics) 6. Eat feat. Danny Brown (Produced by Digi+Phonics) 7. Talk My sHit (Produced by The Alchemist) 8. Yay Yay (Produced by Boi-1da, co. The Maven Boys) 9. Attitude feat. Kendrick Lamar (Produced by Pharrell Williams) 10. Grooveline Pt. 2 feat. A$AP Rocky (Produced by Mike WiLL Made It, co. Marz) 11. Ridin' HigH (Produced by The Alchemist) 12. Killing SpreeH feat. Action Bronson (Produced by The Alchemist) 13. Fallen Soldiers feat. Jhene Aiko (Produced by Digi+Phonics) 14. Bang Bang feat. Ab-Soul, Jay Rock & Kendrick Lamar [Black Hippy] (Produced by Digi+Phonics) 15. Gangsta (Produced by Digi+Phonics)

  • dentaldamboy

    GKMC is wack as hell. what makes Q think he can be better than that? None of them will reach Wayne. BTW, father and son kissing is not considered gay behavior. Black Hippy is suspect.

    • dentaldamboy

      Faker using my name. I did not suck Wayne's dick.

    • dentaldamboy

      My breath smells like Lil' Wayne's dick...(Breathes on everyone with my mouth open)...see?

    • Anonymous

      damn you dumb fucks fall so hard for these trolls.

    • dentaldamboy

      Haven't you heard of OPINION?!!

    • Anonymous

      Nah, you got that backwards. INAHB2 is shit while GKMC is dope. Black Hippy is also dope; great songs and great lyricism.

    • dentaldamboy

      Black Hippy is so crappy that noone else needs to listen to this. I listened to INAHB2 and it was dope. GKMC on the other hand was shit.

    • iamhiphop

      dentaldamboy, you sound like a hater. If you don't like these Black Hippy niggas, leave this article and go to a YMCMB article and talk shit there.

    • Anonymous

      Everything you say are lies. You were listening to the wrong album because you just described INAHB2. GKMC is a hip-hop masterpiece with stellar beats and excellent rapping. Schoolboy and Black Hippy make true hip-hop music. YMCMB would force Q to make shitty pop music and would never release his shit. Black Hippy are the shit; YMCMB makes gay ass shit.

    • dentaldamboy

      I listened to GKMC and it's a bunch of shitty pop sounds over some wack rapping. Schoolboy Q and Black Hippy are making shitty pop music right now. YMCMB would allow Q to release hiphop music and have as much time as he needs. Black Hippy ain't shit and served just for some gay ass shit.

    • Anonymous

      Dude, you're a fucking idiot. Everything you say is a lie. GKMC is the greatest album to ever be released now; listen to it. ScHoolboy Q will deliver a dope album indeed. They don't need YMCMBitches, who'll never release their shit and force them to make shitty pop music. Black Hippy is above them.

    • dentaldamboy

      You describe yourself here.

    • dentaldamboy is a troll

      Please don't fee the trolls kids...

    • dentaldamboy

      Q should have signed with YMCMB!! They would have allowed him plenty of time for creativity. GKMC is wack as hell. Everyone's dickriding a person and started to say he's just as good as 2pac. Maybe but that's because they both suck at rapping. BTW, fathers and sons kissing is family tradition. Black Hippy is suspect.

    • T3

      dentaldamboy puts the Ho' in Homo

    • Anonymous

      dude what the hell are you talking about?

    • Anonymous

      read carefully before you start commenting...he didnt say it will be better than gkmc......u saw better and gkmc and you just clicked and started typing this shit, THATS A HATER'S MENTALITY

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  • Anonymous

    thsi nigga bringing up kendrick lamar name so he can get some light foh

    • -

      there in the same crew.. performed at summerjam together, of course he's going to compare his new album to his

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  • Chris Etrata

    Oxymoron should be great but I doubt it will be as good as GKMC! That was a classic.

    • Anon

      All I got to say Q is let your music speak for itself and make a solid album but from what I've heard so far from his album he is no where near kdot level. If "Yay Yay" and "Gangsta" is the template hopefully he'll get 90k just by his affiliation with Black Hippy. Q needs to lose weight and put more energy into his shows.

  • Anonymous

    I will be copping this album for sure. Be sure to checkout thegrandreport, they got some good stuff on there too. Shout out to HipHopDx

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