[ Album Review ] School Boy Q “OxyMoron” by Blade Brown
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.
Top 5 Songs:
Break The Bank
What They Want
Man Of The Year