ScHoolboy Q’s Original “Hoover Street” Was Over A Melodic Alchemist Production (Audio)
When ScHoolboy Q and Alchemist get together, special music typically results. Since 2012’s Habits & Contradictions, the TDE MC and the Gangrene co-founder have made sounds together that really stand apart from the respective other work from both artists.
When Interscope Records entered the picture in 2013, and started working towards Groovy Q’s OXYMORON, Alchemist maintained his role in the repertoire. In fact, it was the onetime Mobb Deep and Soul Assassins affiliate who teamed with Q for third album single “Break The Bank.” However, another celebrated track from the 2014 #1 LP was also first demo’d with Alan the Chemist.
“Hoover Street,” ScHoolboy’s autobiographical look-back at his treacherous come-up was produced by Sounwave as it appears on the album. However, the ALC and Q started on the song. Their version, which is releasing on Al’s Craft Singles 45 vinyl project, also featured hard drums, and lots of tempo changes. The song plays with melody, versus the sparse drum hits on the album version.
The gritty stories from Q are the same, but the contrast in tones between the two versions are quite interesting. Luckily, this is one O.G. version that gets its chance to come out properly.
#BonusBeat: Here is the video single from the OXYMORON version: