ScHoolboy Q has been unstoppable since topping the charts with his major label debut Oxymoron. Fresh from Germany, the TDE rapper took the stage at PowerHouse in L.A. last weekend. Moments before his set, he spoke to Rap-Up TV about his next two albums, the long-awaited Black Hippy project, and taking a brief break from weed.
While overseas, he decided to put down the blunt for a couple weeks. “It’s something I wanted to do,” he said. “I quit over there just to see if I was a slave of it. I was able to quit. ‘Cause the weed was so bad, it was like might as well not smoke it. I felt like I did right.”
While he has yet to start work on the follow-up to Oxymoron, he has already chosen his next two album titles. “I got two of my next albums titled and concepts of how I wanna attack and how I wanna put certain things to the light.”
The subject matter will be just as personal as Oxymoron. “I haven’t even talked about my mom yet. I left that out my album for other albums. I never talked about my father. Just saving certain things for different albums and concepts.”
And if you’re waiting for the Black Hippy album, you’ll have to be patient. Q, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock have yet to start work on their highly-anticipated group project due to their busy schedules. “We ain’t do shit. Not one song,” said Q.
He helped inspire the bucket hat trend, which has been seen on everyone from Diddy to Justin Bieber. “When I made that, I wasn’t trying to do no gimmick,” he said. “I wore it because that was actually my favorite hat that I liked. And now I guess everybody’s wearing them. I wouldn’t say I was the one that did it, but I’ll take the credit if somebody wanna give it to me.”
Q is on tour until June 15 and plans to drop a new song “within the next month or two.”