ScHoolboy Q was spotted in the studio last week with red-hot Atlanta producer Zaytoven. During an appearance on Ab-Soul’s YMF tour, he also mentioned his album was next “by any means” following the release of SZA’s debut CTRL.
However, while speaking with Montreality, he talked about plans for his follow-up to 2016’s Blank Face LP and why his fans shouldn’t count on a Black Hippy project anytime soon.
“I’m already working on my next album,” Q said. “The chances of us getting into the studio together and working on Black Hippy is slim. There’s too much going on … I’m with it though. I wanna do it.”
ScHoolboy explained all members — Q, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul — have tunnel vision with their individual projects. The last single all four hopped on together was 2015’s “Vice City” from Jay Rock’s 90059 album.
“Y’all been asking that question now for four years,” ScHoolboy said with a chuckle. “I don’t know man. I’m already working on the next joint already. I’ve already been working on the next joint. Just like I don’t see the time. People don’t understand is that when you’re working on an album, you’re getting into a groove. It’s hard to stop that groove, that zone you’re in or that vision you have to jump on a whole new thing and restart from a blank sheet basically.”
Elsewhere in the interview, the South Central representative also spoke on how Top Dawg Entertainment’s artist recruitment process.
“Every rapper that ever came to TDE that we was getting ready to fuck with, they always exit themselves out because they weren’t humble enough,” he said. “It was a lotta L.A. artists that could’ve been signed to TDE.”
He also spoke on how 50 Cent inspired him to become a rapper.
“I hated on Get Rich Or Die Tryin,” said ScHoolboy. “I was hating on 50 ’cause I was so much into Nas. Once I got over that hate stage, 50 became one of my biggest inspirations to rap. If it wasn’t for him no telling what I’d be doing.”