With the release of his major label debut, Oxymoron, nearing, TDE rapper Schoolboy Q’s confidence in his music is at an all time high, which makes him believe that he’s the best rapper out right now. While feeling confident, Q discusses his feelings and expectations of his music, and the pressure of following up Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city.
During a recent interview on “The Emilio Sparks Experience,” Schoolboy Q discusses the pressures of following up Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, his confidence being at an all time high, and more.
As the interview kicks off, Q speaks on the confidence he has in the music, which makes him feel like he’s the best rapper out:
I never felt this confident in my music or this confident period. I just think I’m the best rapper right now.
Schoolboy Q discusses the pressure of following Kendrick’s GKMC:
Of course there’s a little bit of pressure, but I’m not Kendrick and he’s not me. You can’t expect my album to sound exactly like his, but it’s going to compete with his album
I know for a fact [that the album] is going to do good, but at the same time I don’t know for a fact. Sometimes, shit goes bad.
The TDE rapper adds:
I know the album is good and I just want people to receive it in a good way. But the pressure, of course it’s there, a little bit. I mean, that’s f*cking Kendrick Lamar. When you say his name now, it’s a f*cking big deal. He’s up there with Ye and all that, he sold more records than him.
Watch Schoolboy Q’s interview with Emilio Sparks, as he also discusses wanting to quit smoking weed, media portraying him as a gang member, and much more, below: