Following Ab-Soul criticizing XXL's magazine cover on Twitter, ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock give their opinion.
TDE's Black Hippy recently graced the cover of XXL magazine, following which Ab-Soul took to Twitter to express his disdain for the fact that XXL went with the headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy..." Now ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock have joined in with Soulo's criticism of the magazine cover.
While talking to MTV News, Q called the headline "disrespectful."
"That’s so disrespectful, so disrespectful,” the Black Hippy rapper said (via HHDX). "We didn’t go into that shoot saying, ‘This is Kendrick with Black Hippy photo shoot for the cover.’ We went in there and said, ‘This is a Black Hippy shoot,’ so we expect a Black Hippy shoot."
Nonetheless, ScHoolboy Q conceded that Kendrick Lamar is, at this point, the farthest ahead in terms of fame.
"At the end of the day and I always say this, too, Kendrick, he’s way ahead of us," ScHoolboy Q said of his Black Hippy counterpart. "He’s a platinum artist. I haven’t dropped my album yet. [Jay] Rock’s working on his major-label album. Ab-Soul’s working on his major-label album. We still haven’t dropped our major-label albums, so honestly, at the same time, at the end of the day, I mean he is fucking Kendrick Lamar. Even though we’re not signed to Kendrick, but he has that impact."
Jay Rock also chimed in with his opinion on the cover. "I don’t never take that too offensive," he said, "because at the end of the day, whether it’s just Kendrick’s name… or if it was ‘ScHoolboy Q and Black Hippy,’ or ‘Ab-Soul Black Hippy,’ it’s us, still, because we’re all in this shit together."
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