ScHoolboy Q News

Top Tracks: July 18 - July 24
Top Tracks: July 18 - July 24 Jul 25, 2016 at 05:59pm
Last week, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, Future, and Mike Will Made It all found themselves victims of unauthorized leaks, and subsequently spoke out about the all-too-common occurrence in the music industry.
14 Rappers Who Play Pokemon Go
14 Rappers Who Play Pokemon Go Jul 22, 2016 at 05:49pm
Whether or not Pokemon Go is a fad or a permanent institution, it has captured the hearts and minds of people around the globe. Rappers are not immune to its powers, and many have taken to the streets on their quest to catch 'em all. Of course, there are just as many detractors as there are addicts. Charlamagne tha God recently anointed Pokemon Go players his “Donkey of the Day” and many rappers share his sentiment that the game can be dangerous and is a distraction from larger issues at hand.
Charts Don't Lie: July 20
Charts Don't Lie: July 20 Jul 20, 2016 at 05:50pm
It's a pretty good week for rap artists on the Billboard charts. Drake was able to reclaim the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 from previous owners Blink-182, and ScHoolboy Q managed to fend off the pop-punk band as well, nabbing a very respectable #2 debut with his new album Blank Face LP. Rihanna and Beyonce's respective albums continue to thrive in the top 10, while Bryson Tiller, Kevin Gates and Maxwell find spots in the top 20.
9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence
9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence Jul 18, 2016 at 04:26pm
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations. July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas. July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.
ScHoolboy Q Shares "Blank Face" World Tour Dates
ScHoolboy Q Shares "Blank Face" World Tour Dates Jul 18, 2016 at 04:05pm
Beginning at the end of August, ScHoolboy Q will tour the world in support of his new album, Blank Face LP, which dropped earlier this month. He just let loose all the dates on his social media accounts, and what a jam-packed latter half of the year it shall be for the Hoover Street rapper. There are a total of 63 dates on the tour, which kicks off in Indianapolis on August 30. He then goes throughout most of the U.S., barely taking a day off, and on November 3, he'll fly across the world to New Zealand for the first of six shows in Oceania.
Top Tracks: July 11 - July 17
Top Tracks: July 11 - July 17 Jul 18, 2016 at 02:20pm
I'm not going to take the time to crunch all of the numbers for the 28 weeks of 2016 we've experienced thus far, but in terms of artists who show up most often in our weekly top ten tracks list, it's not even close. Drake is the clear victor, seeming to find a way on here every week. Second place is a little more murky.
ScHoolboy Q's "Blank Face LP" Debuts At No. 2 Behind Drake's "VIEWS"
ScHoolboy Q's "Blank Face LP" Debuts At No. 2 Behind Drake's "VIEWS" Jul 16, 2016 at 09:59pm
As was projected earlier this week, ScHoolboy Q's new album, Blank Face LP, has made its debut at No. 2 on the albums chart that includes sales plus streaming. Q's new album has ceded the top spot to Drake's VIEWS, released at the end of April, which has now spent a total of 10 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. Last week, VIEWS fell to No.
ScHoolboy Q's "Blank Face LP" By The Numbers
ScHoolboy Q's "Blank Face LP" By The Numbers Jul 14, 2016 at 01:14pm
ScHoolboy Q's Blank Face LP is the kind of album that requires multiple listens, and close listens at that, the kind where you are really doing nothing else besides listening to the music-- that's actually a difficult feat in today's day and age of millennial constantly-wired-multi-taskers.
#TBT: Early ScHoolboy Q
#TBT: Early ScHoolboy Q Jul 14, 2016 at 09:39am
ScHoolboy Q benefited early in his career from his association with Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul. The fearsome foursome known as Biack Hippy cultivated a supportive yet competitive atmosphere, not unlike that of sports team (possibly the Spurs), that pushed Q, the last member to join, to great heights. Look where he is now; his new album Blank Face LP is one of the best albums of the year to date.
ScHoolboy Q's "Blank Face LP" (Review)
ScHoolboy Q's "Blank Face LP" (Review) Jul 13, 2016 at 01:27pm
"Every album I was dropping from Setbacks, to Habits, to Oxy, everybody was like, 'What's the album about?' It's like bruh, can I drop it first?"
My Diamonds They Say Pikachu: 10 Pokemon References In Rap Songs
My Diamonds They Say Pikachu: 10 Pokemon References In Rap Songs Jul 12, 2016 at 05:26pm
Whether or not you're playing, you've surely heard of Pokemon Go -- the latest addition to the Pokemon universe for iPhone and Android. The augmented reality game has already spawned countless memes, and strangely, a few instances of robberies, but for the most part, people seem to be loving their ability to catch Pokemon in the real world.
ScHoolboy Q Explains Why A$AP Rocky Isn't On "Blank Face LP"
ScHoolboy Q Explains Why A$AP Rocky Isn't On "Blank Face LP" Jul 12, 2016 at 11:51am
During a brief Twitter spree Tuesday morning, ScHoolboy Q revealed the reason that his old partner-in-crime A$AP Rocky didn't make the cut on Blank Face LP. It sounds like they cut a song for the album and it was produced by Pharrell -- but Pharrell gave the beat to someone else. "PHarrell gave tHa beat away," Q explained. "Hopefully da person dnt use it so I can put it out." Q and Rocky never fail to deliver when they link up: "Hands On The Wheel," "Electric Body," & "Brand New Guy" come to mind. 
Top Tracks: July 4 - July 10
Top Tracks: July 4 - July 10 Jul 11, 2016 at 03:18pm
Even on the very rare occasion that Drake doesn't show up in our top ten tracks of the week, his presence is still felt. In this case, he's directly responsible for three separate tracks in the top ten, whether that entails remixes or disses aimed at him.
10 Essential Sounwave Productions
10 Essential Sounwave Productions Jul 10, 2016 at 12:59pm
Sounwave is one quarter of Top Dawg Entertainment’s in-house production unit the Digi-Phonics. Although deeply respected in the hip hop production community, he rarely strays outside the confines of TDE's roster of artists, and even within TDE he collaborates with Kendrick Lamar more than anyone else (although he did produce three tracks on ScHoolboy Q's new album Blank Face LP). Along with Terrace Martin, he was one of the chief architects of To Pimp a Butterfly's sonic universe.
Vote: Who Had The Best Verse On The Black Hippy "THat Part" Remix?
Vote: Who Had The Best Verse On The Black Hippy "THat Part" Remix? Jul 8, 2016 at 05:30pm
Last night, ScHoolboy delivered not only his new album Blank Face LP, but a scintillating Black Hippy remix of his single "THat Part." The absence of a Black Hippy cut on the tracklist was troubling; fortunately, ScHoolboy remedied the situation for the fans.
ScHoolboy Q's Pursuit Of Happiness
ScHoolboy Q's Pursuit Of Happiness Jul 8, 2016 at 12:04pm
1) Last Halloween, ScHoolboy Q dressed up as a giant blunt and outfitted his dog Big Groove in a Batman costume. BluntBoy Q and Batgroove.
Stream Schoolboy Q's "Blank Face" LP
Stream Schoolboy Q's "Blank Face" LP Jul 7, 2016 at 11:34pm
It’s been a couple years since we last received a full length project from Schoolboy Q, but thankfully that streak ends here today. With the clock striking midnight, Q’s long-awaited sophomore album, Blank Face, was just made available for purchase on iTunes.