Audiomack puts together a playlist of ScHoolboy Q’s most essential and iconic tracks.
Imagine Top Dawg Entertainment without ScHoolboy Q. Of course, that’s impossible. The “futuristic, groovy, gangsta, with an attitude” is the label’s staple wordsmith. Q is TDE’s answer to the of-the-sewers-and-grime music that so populates the East Coast. From the menace and wire in his cadence, to his gruesome writing, ScHoolboy Q acts as the hard-hitting and imagery-first glue of TDE. With an impressive back catalog and a new album in the works, Audiomack put together a playlist of Q’s most essential tracks so you can ensure you don’t miss a bar from the grooviest lyricist on Hoover.
Of course, “Collard Greens,” “Studio,” and “Tookie Knows II” all make the cut as prime examples of ScHoolboy Q’s impressive writing ability and the energy he brings to match his ridiculous pen game. We also get some of Q’s most iconic guest verses on A$AP Rocky’s “Brand New Guys,” Anderson .Paak’s “Am I Wrong,” and Mac Miller’s “Melt,” which dropped as a bonus track to celebrate the anniversary of his 2013 record, Watching Movies With The Sound Off. Each and every track on this specially curated playlist showcases Q moving music forward by bridging the gaps between heady lyricism, gangsta rap, West Coast swagger, and that something ephemeral Q brings to the table every time he graces the mic.
Press play to discover your new favorite ScHoolboy Q song, or to relive the memories associated with an old favorite.