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Two weeks ago we looked at the year’s biggest pop songs; now let’s run down the best ones. There will be a lot of overlap, of course, partly because sometimes great songs get popular and partly because sometimes popular songs that initially strike you as insufferable end up wearing you down through sheer persistence. (“Bang… More »

In 2014, rap’s biggest names more or less sat the year out. Kanye West never got around to releasing that populist masterwork he’s been promising. Drake threw a bunch of great songs up on Soundcloud rather than compiling those songs into an LP. Jay Z went on tour with his wife but gave us no… More »

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Kendrick Lamar Finally Plays “King Kunta,” “The Blacker The Berry,” “Hood Politics” In Concert

When Kendrick Lamar played Sasquatch and Sweetlife last month, he made the frustrating decision to not do any To Pimp A Butterfly songs outside of…
James Rettig | June 8, 2015 - 11:38 am
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A$AP Rocky – “Electric Body” (Feat. Schoolboy Q)

With A$AP Rocky's At.Long.Last.A$AP just around the corner, tracks are starting trickle out. We've already heard the officially released "L$D," "Everyday," and "Lord Pretty Flacko
James Rettig | May 22, 2015 - 6:27 pm
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Watch Schoolboy Q Admit He Has An Sponsorship Deal With The Letter Q On Comedy Bang! Bang!

Schoolboy Q is going to be making an appearance on this week's episode of IFC's Comedy Bang! Bang!, and the show has shared a funny…
James Rettig | January 21, 2015 - 11:11 am

Schoolboy Q – “Hell Of A Night” Video

Schoolboy Q released the EDM-infused banger "Hell Of A Night" way back in May 2013, and it showed up on his #1 album Oxymoron early…
Chris DeVille | November 7, 2014 - 12:20 pm
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The Weeknd – “Often (Remix Feat. Schoolboy Q & Rick Ross)”

The Weeknd has been running with "Often" for a while now -- what at first seemed like a one-off single has already gotten a…
James Rettig | October 15, 2014 - 10:50 pm

Watch Tinashe & Schoolboy Q Perform “2 On” On Kimmel

Earlier this week, the L.A. singer Tinashe released Aquarius, maybe the year's best R&B album. And last night, she was on Jimmy Kimmel Live, with…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2014 - 9:21 am

Disclosure – “Latch (Remix)” (Feat. Schoolboy Q)

Disclosure's "Latch" is coming up on two years old now, but the Sam Smith-assisted song is having a second life on radio, peaking at No.
James Rettig | September 17, 2014 - 11:28 pm
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Schoolboy Q – “Studio (Remix)” (Feat. Nas & BJ The Chicago Kid)

Schoolboy Q doesn't really do "soothing," but "Studio," the BJ The Chicago Kid collab from his breakout album Oxymoron, is about as close as he…
Tom Breihan | September 10, 2014 - 12:30 pm
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Ab-Soul – “Hunnid Stax” (Feat. Schoolboy Q & Mac Miller) Video

Black Hippy colleagues Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q mostly get together to make supremely zooted party anthems, and "Hunnid Stax," from Ab-Soul's new album These Days...,…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2014 - 3:23 pm

SUV Carrying Schoolboy Q Shot At After Show In Colorado, Three Other Passengers Injured

UPDATE: As Pitchfork points out, Schoolboy Q actually may have been a target in the shooting. ABC News Denver reports that Q was in a…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2014 - 9:00 am
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Mac Miller – “Melt” (Feat. Schoolboy Q) (Prod. Pete Rock)

Schoolboy Q recently showed up on one track from Mac Miller's surprisingly great recent mixtape Faces, and now we get to hear them on a…
Tom Breihan | June 19, 2014 - 2:40 pm
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Ab-Soul – “Hunnid Stacks” (Feat. Schoolboy Q)

We recently heard Ab-Soul, the most reliably bugged-out member of L.A.'s Black Hippy crew, unite with Action Bronson and Asaad on his track "Stigmata," and…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2014 - 4:49 pm
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Schoolboy Q – “Hoover Street” Video

Schoolboy Q has already made a pile of videos for songs from his 2014 breakout album Oxymoron, and the latest is for the growing-up-in-gangland reminiscence…
Tom Breihan | May 20, 2014 - 10:58 am

Bumbershoot Lineup 2014

The Bumbershoot Festival goes down in venues around Seattle every year on Labor Day weekend, and the lineup for this year's festivities on 8/30-9/1 just…
Chris DeVille | May 9, 2014 - 9:46 am
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SchoolBoy Q – “Studio” (Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid) Video (NSFW)

On Schoolboy Q's jagged and fired-up new album Oxymoron, "Studio," a collaboration with the promising R&B singer BJ The Chicago Kid, stands out as a…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2014 - 1:11 pm
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Watch Schoolboy Q And Ab-Soul Debut “Druggys Wit Hoes 3″ In L.A.

Schoolboy Q's first two albums featured Ab-Soul collabs called "Druggys Wit Hoes" and "Druggys Wit Hoes Again," but a third part didn't show up o…
James Rettig | April 7, 2014 - 1:13 pm
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Watch Schoolboy Q Play Kimmel

Schoolboy Q already scored a Billboard #1 album with his new Oxymoron, but somehow the greatest indication I've seen of his rising star is the…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2014 - 9:57 am
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Tinashe – “2 On” (Feat. Schoolboy Q) Video

With its DJ Mustard beat and its Schoolboy Q guest verse, "2 On," the new single from the Los Angeles R&B singer Tinashe, is a…
Tom Breihan | March 24, 2014 - 1:47 pm
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