The two-part episode of #CRWN with ScHoolboy Q and Elliott Wilson contains alot of gems from the West Coast MC, discussing, among other things, his artistry, TDE, and extended relationships in hip-hop.
Below, we bur roughed through the interview and found the 20 best jewels from the interview that you need to watch:
#CRWN part 1
2:18: ScHoolboy Q is bringing back the art of gangsta rap
4:25: Regarding gang life: “On some real sh*t.. You’re born into it…”
7:45: “Sometimes I just let the beat play 12 hours, and wrote nothing.. just catching the vibe”
11:01: Q gets personal with fan interactions “you see me walking, I’ll say whats up to you.. People know the name of my daughter…”
14:00: Recording “Los Awesome”: “Strictly for the gang members…That’s why I put Jay Rock on it.”
16:00: Rappers that knock out seven records a night, “You have no life…you have no story to tell. You made up a gang of shit on seven songs.”
18:30: “What They Want” was originally titled “Ah.. get 2 Chainz on it.”
20:20: Speaking on “The Purge,” “I wanted Snoop, Daz, or Kurupt.. whoever I could get from the coast that’s an OG.”
21:03: “All New York rappers think they’re like Michael Jackson…”
23:43: ScHoolboy Q doesn’t like club parties, “I’m not giving you a $1000 for this bottle…It’s not about to happen…”
28:00: On media: “Niggas is burned out, that’s why I hate media…they try to tear you down….”
#CRWN part 2
1:20: Yawkkk! Spread once Kendrick asked Q “put some Yawks in the beginning [Good Kid, M.A.A.D City]”
3:28: Q lost his license at 19 and it’s cool with not getting it back, “Fuck it. I don’t need it, I don’t got a car.”
4:35: “Right now I got writer’s block, but for the most part I’ll get over. I need a break from being in the studio.”
7:08: On upcoming tour, “I’m going to play everything from the album… If you’re a lady, no heels, no dresses. My shows be like moshpits and all types of shit.”
8:55: “Fuck Black Hippy,” Q jokingly begins to speak on formation of Black Hippy.
11:08: Q compares Black Hippy to TMNT, “Ab-Soul is Donatello… Kendrick is…”
15:50: “Californication” was recorded during the “Long Live A$AP. Or Live Long A$AP tour.. or was it ..” Q doesn’t remember.
17:20: “I don’t care about that gangbanging shit, I just keep it in the music.”
18:15: “I just stopped selling crack today!” Q tells you if its truth or fiction?
19:00: Schoolboy Q has no plans on retiring, ever, “overtime, overtime, I’m never gonna stop rapping…. They let me in the game, it’s over.”