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[ Album Review ] School Boy Q “OxyMoron” by Blade Brown

School Boy Q Review Brainofbmw Blade Brown
Artist- Schoolboy Q (@ScHoolBoyQ)
Album- “Oxymoron

Review– After releasing the independent albums”Setbacks” (2011) & “Habits and Contradictions“(2012), Quincy Hanley aka Schoolboy Q releases his major label debut album, Oxymoron.

The moment the you hit play, you know what you’re getting from this album. As the opening song starts, Q’s daughter says “Fuck rap. My daddy a gangster” before the bass heavy track begins. From this moment on, Q delivers track after track of classic west coast sounding music.


With 12 songs in tow, Q keeps his set list lower than his previous albums, but ups the ante on his production and features. Super producers Pharrel Williams, Mike Will and Alchemist provide beats. While 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar, Raekwon & Jay Rock deliver solid verses as guests.


While doing promotion for the album, Q said he wanted to bring “gangster rap” back to the forefront of Hip-Hop. He clearly stuck to his guns with his agenda. With the exception of “Studio” “Blind Threats” & “Prescription-Oxymoron“, this album sounds like its the soundtrack for hoover street crips. But when buying a rap album from Schoolboy Q, that’s exactly what you want to hear.

Although its not a classic album like “Good Kid, M.a.a.D City“, Oxymoron is a great album that shows a lot of promise. Not only for Q, but the rest of Top Dawg Ent as well.

Rating- 8.5/10

Top 5 Songs:
Break The Bank
Gangster
What They Want
Prescription-Oxymoron
Man Of The Year

10.00 avg. rating (97% score) - 1 vote
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brandonw • April 23, 2014


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