ScHoolboy Q Talks About The Class Differences In Present Day L.A., Addiction In A Jarringly Real Interview (Video)

ScHoolboy Q’s OXYMORON is one of 2014’s more polarizing albums. Heads might like it, Heads might love it, Heads might not feel it at all. However, it could be argued that in the desensitized space of Hip-Hop, no album from the last five months deserves a closer listen to the lyrics. At the mainstream level, Q is talking about a lifestyle lost on some, and a generation of Gangsta Rap that Heads are still cramming to understand.

Calling himself a “New Age Gangsta Rapper,” Quincy is asked by Peter Bailey about the short distance from the 213 area code to the Beverly Hills 310 area code, and how he feels about people reacting and relating with his music. This insightful, highly-revealing interview may make you want to play OXYMORON again. Q talks about how he reacted to somebody calling his lovely daughter the b-word, his parents’ livelihoods affecting his upbringing and subsequent joining of a Crip set, and how Top Dawg Entertainment saved his life. He also shares some insights into how watching Kendrick Lamar be himself in one light, made him want to be himself in another. This 38 minutes is not to be missed…

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