ScHoolboy Q made his TDE debut back in 2008 with his first mixtape, ScHoolboy Turned Hustla. But, the Hoover Street rapper has made a lasting impression on the hip-hop game. Many people may be more familiar with his hits “Man of the Year,” “Collard Greens,” and “Hands on the Wheel,”and more.
Before you dive into ScHoolboy’s newest album, Blank Face EP which features appearances from Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak, SZA and more, checkout 15 of Q’s best deep cuts below.
“Take The Pain Away”:
Always one to paint a picture with his lyrics, ScHoolboy Q’s “Take the Pain Away” focuses on trying to catch a break in his everyday life.
“I guess it’s just the luck, people always leave me stuck/ Wanna break down but gotta keep pushin’ up.”
“Druggy With Hoes Again”:
This ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul collab is a gem. The TDE duo take turns spitting drug filled bars over the dark Nez & Rio banger.
“Fuck them rappers, should be bumping me/ Puff on your own, shit I puff alone/Won’t pass the weed, but I’ll pass a bitch.”
“There He Go”:
This Habits & Contradictions track focused on Q’s rising popularity. On “There He Go” produced by Sounwave, ScHoolboy Q raps amount staying true to himself as more people—fans and enemies— begin to recognize him.
“Ain’t got no jewelry on, still I’m shining hard/ Ain’t got no bodyguard, walking solo through the mall/Bitches and the hoes know they see me they like, “There he go!”