Along with enlisting A$AP Rocky & Trinidad James for his remix to Work, A$AP Ferg has revealed another artists to appear (which he declined to mention in this interview): ScHoolboy Q. Up top is a behind-the-scenes of the video shoot at Rucker Park in Harlem. UPDATE: Although Wale is in the above clip, Miss Info is reporting that he will not be featured on the remix. So far the talk is that Rocky, Trinidad, Q, French Montana and one other artist will make up the official line-up. Only time will tell.
While out in Atlanta for the NCAA Championship game (congrats to all Louisville fans, Michigan haters), K. Dot and Groovy Q sit down with DJ Drama to wax poetics about performing at SXSW, being crowned MTV’s Hottest MC in the Game, wanting Nas on “Sing About Me,”, Q’s appearance on the XXL Freshmen cover, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne’s most recent controversial lines and more. Part one up top, two and three down bottom. UPDATE: Q also recently sat down with FUSE and spoke on TDE, his relationship with Kendrick, oxymoron and more. I’ve included it at the end.
With the latest inductees now circling through hip hop’s collective consciousnesses, the house of Harris will now drop a freestyle from each Freshman every week leading up to the magazine’s release. First up is 1/4 of the Black Hippy crew.
Earlier today, ScHoolboy Q hit his Instagram with the above picture and the following messaage.
Yesterday: yay yay getting a new verse @youngjeezy
No other details have been revealed, but I have a feeling he won’t be the only guest appearance. If that turns out to be the case, who else would you like to see rock the Boi-1da and The Maven Boys produced banger?
In the first episode of Mass Appeal’s ILL TIME series, The Real Puffy breaks down the art of cheating in class. And since school is for the birds, Q also gives some insight to cheating in the streets as well. Take note. oxymoron, coming soon.
Monster Energy has teamed with XXL Magazine and Idol Roc Entertainment for the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents XXL Freshmen Live 2013. Starting on May 1st in Philadelphia, each “freshman” from the cover (ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Trinidad James, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Kirko Bangz, Logic, Travi$ Scott, angel haze and Dizzy Wright for those living under a rock) will rock the stage. Los Angeles (May 18) and New York (May 21) are the only other solid dates with more to be announced soon enough. Tickets available at TicketMaster.
Shot by retOne & Christopher Parsons
ScHoolboy Q gives us a tour of the Top Dawg Entertainment compound during SXSW 2013.
While in New York last week Puffy stopped by Tony Touch’s radio show where he kicked a few bars.
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Q and Sway talk about everything from the finest of hashish, teeth, airport incidents, love and more before kicking a freestyle.
This year Paid Dues Festival had 23,000+ music lovers in attendance to witness some of the biggest and influential acts in hip-hop. Artists featured on the lineup included Fashawn and Murs, Joey Bada$$, Juicy J and the special guests of the night, Black Hippy.
From Kendrick Lamar having a notable set at 2012′s Paid Dues to Black Hippy headlining this year’s festival, it goes to show that TDE is a dominant figure in today’s music. Opening up with the remix to Ab-Soul’s “Black Lip Bastard (Remix)“, the crew emerged from fog to deliver an energetic set for the excited fans. After that performance, the Black Hippy members had their own individual sets starting with Jay Rock, followed by Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q and then last but not least, Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick did songs from his critically-acclaimed album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. He even considered performing “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst” after seeing the engagement he and the crowd had, but decided to end with “Cartoons and Cereal”. Check out some of the dopehouse’s shots of the event down bottom.
Photos by Mariama Rafetna
Last Thursday (March 28th) Black Hippy’s Puffy took over Lower Manhattan for a pair of sold-out shows at SOBS, performing his Oxymoron single “Yay Yay” for the first time. Check out some of the dopehouse’s shots of the event down bottom.
Black Hippy was in full effect headlining Paid Dues 2013 last night in San Bernardino, California. Watch footage of Kendrick performing “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (rmx),” “Money Trees” with Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q performing “Yay Yay” as well as the entire Black Hippy performing “Black Lip Bastard.”