ScHoolboy Q

How Do Rappers Handle “Nigga” During the Rise of White-Dominated Festivals?

This past March in Amsterdam, Oddisee—a D.C. rapper whose music often wrestles with sociopolitical themes—had a surreal experience. During a performance, he spotted a white…
Brian Josephs / September 13, 2017

Stream A$AP Mob’s New Album Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy

A$AP Mob have just shared their new album Cozy Tapes Vol. 2: Too Cozy. The release includes two updated versions of the track "RAF," which…
Rob Arcand / August 25, 2017

United Airlines Flew ScHoolboy Q’s Dog to the Wrong City

Rapper ScHoolboy Q says he's planning on suing United Airlines, after a transit mistake that sent his dog to the wrong city.  According…
Dale Eisinger / July 16, 2017

“Shut Up and Look Ugly for the Homies”: TDE’s Studio Rules Are Hilarious

Top Dawg Entertainment is mainly centered around three things: raps, the black struggle, and the homies. Kendrick Lamar shouted the latter out on "Hood Politics,"
Brian Josephs / June 7, 2017

Anderson .Paak – “Come Down” Remix ft. Ty Dolla $ign and ScHoolboy Q

Over a year after dropping his breakthrough album Malibu, Anderson .Paak has released another remix of the project's single "Come Down." This time the jam features…
Brian Josephs / April 26, 2017

Review: Joey Bada$$ Figures Himself Out on All-Amerikkkan Bada$$

At this point, it’s normal to read an artist’s attempt to lean into political consciousness with skepticism, but Joey Bada$$’ specifically worded social critiques shouldn’t be…
Brian Josephs / April 10, 2017

New Music: Joey Badass – “Rockabye Baby” ft. ScHoolboy Q

Joey Badass, who's dropping the politically aware All-Amerikkkan Badass on April 7, has dropped "Rockabye Baby" featuring his recent tour mate ScHoolboy Q. Although Badass doesn't at…
Brian Josephs / March 30, 2017

Coachella 2017 Will Feature Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, the xx, Bon Iver, More

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar will headline Coachella's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, respectively, as organizers announced the festival's lineup today. The Indio, California mega-festival remains two…
Anna Gaca / January 3, 2017

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

Schoolboy Q’s Twitter Hacked, Calls Drake “Filthy Zionist”

This morning, someone calling himself "rorylol" appeared to take over SchoolBoy Q’s Twitter account, where he posted a number of tweets about Israel, Donald Trump,…
Taylor Berman / November 29, 2016

Video: Lance Skiiiwalker – “Toaster” ft. ScHoolboy Q

Last month, TDE's Lance Skiiiwalker, the label's greatest anomaly, released his debut album, Introverted Intuition, to relatively little fanfare. Now he's released an animated clip…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 8, 2016

Video – ScHoolboy Q, “Dope Dealer” ft. E-40

Just in time for the weekend, ScHoolboy Q has released apt new visuals for "Dope Dealer," a track from his July album, Blank Face LP. The…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 4, 2016

ScHoolboy Q’s “Overtime” Video Takes Place in a Land of Psychedelic Booty Shorts

ScHoolboy Q's set last night at New York's Terminal 5 was great, and his recent video is almost as good. The clip for "Overtime" is…
Brian Josephs / September 12, 2016

Panorama 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

The inaugural Panorama Festival — a.k.a. "East Coast Coachella" — took place at Randall's Island in New York City this past weekend, and it more…
SPIN Staff / July 25, 2016

ScHoolboy Q Unveils Car-Centric ‘JoHn Muir’ Video

ScHoolboy Q's excellent third album Blank Face LP dropped earlier this month and its dark introspection and classic West Coast gangsta noir has reignited the…
Dan Weiss / July 21, 2016
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