Posted on Wednesday, 26 February
“Kendrick left me no choice but to drop a classic.”
Those are the words TDE’s ScHoolBoy Q expressed to Complex Magazine back in 2013, with regards to his much anticipated upcoming Interscope studio-label debut. But could he have had expectations that are still to early to reach in his career?
(After a good number set of release date delays, a few dropped featured artists, and additions of contributing producer names than was initially expected, one of the most anticipated albums is finally here and I’m putting my ”2 cents” in).
ScHoolboy Q brings forth a competent effort with his Interscope/Top Dawg Entertainment worldwide distributed debut- Oxymoron.
In early 2013 Q had stated that his Oxymoron project would be conducted by in-house TDE producers Digi+Phonics: Sounwave, Tae Beast, Willie B, and Dave Free. He also mentioned that features would include Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown and Action Bronson. However, it seems as though Q had a change of mind which expanded his musical growth a bit farther than it would have with the contributing talent initially thought upon for this album.
Oxymoron showcases production from some top-notches in the game such as The Alchemist, Mike WiLL, and Pharrell Williams. Among others include DJ Dahi, Gwen Bunn, LordQuest,Nez & Rio, Rocket, Sounwave, Swiff D, Tae Beast, THC, and Tyler, The Creator. Features are kept to a fine minimum with fellow comrades Kendrick Lamar & Jay Rock, as well as 2Chainz, BJ The Chicago Kid, and game vets Kurupt, and Raekwon.
Posted on Saturday, 22 February
If you have any incline of the ‘self proclaimed’ hip hop enthusiast, you’ve probably placed bloggers and the scoop-givers alike in a hierarchy of categories by biggest following, hottest content, exclusive interviews, craziest lists and it goes on [and on,and on, and on].