ScHoolboy Q Gets New Platinum & Gold Certifications Before Return

Some of the awarded songs going platinum (or multi-platinum) are "Collard Greens," "Numb Numb Juice," and "Man Of The Year."

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It's (hopefully) going to be a huge year for ScHoolboy Q, who is set to drop his highly anticipated sixth studio album in 2024. However, he at least has a great foot to start off on if plans don't work out as expected, for which fans have been very patient for. Moreover, the TDE lyricist received nine new plaques from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) with new gold and platinum certifications on Wednesday (January 3). Eight of these are for singles, whereas his 2019 project CrasH Talk went gold. So let's break down which songs went gold, which ones went platinum, and which ones added another point on the multi-platinum board.

First, for the "Fork In The Pot" MC's first-time gold certifications. These are "Dope Dealer" with E-40, "CHopstix" with Travis Scott, and "What They Want" with 2 Chainz. As for first-time platinum plaques, these are for ScHoolboy Q's "Numb Numb Juice" and "Floating" with 21 S*vage. Meanwhile, "Man Of The Year" and "Studio" went three times platinum. Finally, the iconic track "Collard Greens" with former label mate Kendrick Lamar went four times platinum.

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ScHoolboy Q Performing In February 2020

BERLIN, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 13: American rapper Quincy Matthew Hanley aka Schoolboy Q performs live on stage during a concert at the Astra on February 13, 2020 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, ScHoolboy Q recently explained why his next LP took quite a while to materialize. "This is our life, like me talking about our situations," he said on the BACKONFIGG podcast. "You know, the s**t we done been through, homies we done lost to the system or to the streets. Like, me talkin’ about my mama's trauma from her own brothers. You can’t compare that to somebody that won an NBA championship.

"When it comes to music, I don’t look at it as like, ‘Oh, you have to drop every year,’" he went on. "I’m like, no, your favorite rapper has to drop every year because he needs chili. I do what I want because I move off peace, I move off my experiences. As a[n] artist, if I bring nothing to the table that comes from my life, I don’t feel I should put it out." For more news and the latest updates on ScHoolboy Q, log back into HNHH.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.