LA rapper Schoolboy Q is in NYC this week to promote his new album Oxymoron, and he’ll be performing selections from the new release for an NPR First Listen Live concert this Sunday at LPR.
Fans have already gotten a taste of Q’s much anticipated major label debut with tracks like “Collard Greens,” which features fellow Black Hippy member Kendrick Lamar, and “Man of the Year” (check out the music videos for those two below),
And now you can listen to “Blind Threats,” the latest Oxymoron cut to surface, which features Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon:
Here’s more on Schoolboy Q from NPR’s Frannie Kelley:
“Within Black Hippy, the Los Angeles-based crew consisting of Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q is the fun-loving middle child who taunts you with a straight face but can’t always help cracking a smile. He’s a wildcard who put out two highly-regarded independent albums and has become a reliable source for bracing guest spots. Sometimes he’s incisive, sometimes he’s callous. He’s always charismatic and perceptive and forthright. His music is richly melodic. He’s the guy who calls himself cold-blooded by saying, ‘My heart live where Santa stay,’ and put his daughter’s face on his album cover.”
Follow @nprhiphop and the NPR Hip-Hop Facebook page for opportunities to get tickets to the concert, which will available to watch the following week at NPR Music.
And now for those videos:
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Photo credit: Renata Raksha/Courtesy of Interscope Records