As a producer, J. Cole has worked on Kendrick Lamar’s most recent two albums, 2011’s Section.80 and 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d city. It appears that Cole’s discography ties to Black Hippy and Top Dawg Entertainment are expanding in 2013.
As ScHoolboy Q readies his own first major label-backed release, he confirmed Cole’s involvement on the boards. “I just got a record from J. Cole.” I’m working on that right now,” said the North Carolina emcee/producer in a recent interview with Bootleg Kev.
In addition to currently having the #2 selling album this week in the country, Born Sinner, J. Cole has produced on albums by Bun B, Wale and Sha Stimuli.
Alchemist, Boi-1da and THC are among other producers said to be involved with Oxymoron. The album is currently without a release date, despite being completed recording. According to Q’s interview, “sample clearances” are delaying the third retail project from the Los Angeles, California emcee.
The full ScHoolboy Q interview with Kev is below:
UPDATE: Prematurely, ScHoolboy Q has also confirmed plans to include Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon on Oxymoron. The Staten Island, New York emcee and the Los Angeles, California emcee have been discussing the appearance to the point where Q felt it was safe to call.
“Me and Raekwon, we’ve been talking and we’ve been trying to get a record, and I think I finally found the record for him,” he told VIBE last week. “I’ma say thank you ahead of time to the Chef.”
Raekwon has worked extensively with regular Q collaborator/producer Alchemist.
At present, Oxymoron is slated to now include 50 Cent and Raekwon, along with production from J. Cole.
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