Last month, California foursome Black Hippy announced that the has officially signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath imprint and Interscope Records. Now, Black Hippy’s own ScHoolboy Q speaks on Aftermath  and Dre’s protege 50 Cent

In a recent interview with Vibe, Q discussed 50 Cent’s influence on his music and career. He explained that he really connected with 50’s bravado, and that the Queens rapper probably saved his life by inspiring him to pursue Hip Hop after he was released from jail.

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“We got the same shit going on. Everything he talk about is the same shit I did. I relate to Fifty,” he explained. “I can listen to 50 Cent and tell he really mean what he’s saying. He’s one of them niggas that got a way with confidence. Fifty ain’t got the best bars, he ain’t got Jay-Z bars but his confidence on a record…you can’t deny it. I seen where he was doing an interview about Ja Rule during the beef shit, he was saying that any nigga that just getting out of jail that don’t know what to do with himself is getting into the rap game. Recently when I just got out of jail I didn’t know what to do. I wasn’t going to try and finish playing football. That’s when I was fucking around with rapping, I wasn’t really rapping but when I heard that I was like fuck it…I really went hard at it. Fifty probably saved my life on some real shit.”

Check out the full interview below.

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