ScHoolboy Q Takes The Classic Symphony Beat & Makes It A Gangsta Party (Audio)
ScHoolboy Q is putting the finishing touches on his follow-up to the Grammy-nominated The Blank Face LP. In the meantime, Groovy Q makes a welcomed appearance care of longtime collaborator, Traffic. After the pair worked together on 2016 video single “Tookie Knows II,” Q is featured on the just-released All Blue Everything.
It’s a gangsta party on “Classic.” Taking a cue from Marley Marl’s Otis Redding flip for seminal Hip-Hop possé cut “The Symphony,” the modernized track is built the same. However, instead of Rap bravado, these artists use the re-considered beat to discuss how they’re in the streets “stronger and longer.”
Q enters at 1:30, and gives the cut his all. The verse shows just how far these two friends go back, before the studio. The TDE star disregards where the song’s chorus belongs, claiming that just like he was in the streets of L.A., he does what he wants. Traffic’s chorus says that it’s better to be like what’s classic than another run of the mill new-jack. The message applies to street and microphone maneuvers.
#BonusBeat: Ambrosia For Heads filmed this lively 2016 rendition of “The Symphony” by Craig G, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, Black Thought, Royce 5’9, Freeway, Smif-n-Wessun, Pharaohe Monch, and DJ J. Period: