TDE’s Schoolboy Q took some time out from the studio and prepping his major label debut, Oxymoron, to reveal some details about the highly anticipated LP.
During a recent interview with MTV, Schoolboy Q spoke on the time-frame of when the Oxymoron album will be released, features, influences and more.
Q spoke on when to expect the album:
It’ll probably be out in a few months. We gon’ get these singles right, get ‘em together and place everything in order. Then we gon’ get it crackin’ from there. I haven’t leaked a record yet, so I don’t wanna say too much yet until I leak the record. But Oxymoron is definitely coming this year and we gon’ have some fun.
As the TDE rapper continued, he revealed who he has worked with on the album:
I worked with Pharrell on the album, I worked with Kendrick on the album, you know, like the homies, A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown.
He adds that he stayed mostly within his camp:
I just kept it real in house with my homies. This my first album; it’s real special to me. I don’t wanna be messing with this dude, with this dude, this dude. It’s all in house, it’s the same Q. Like the fans, I’mma give ‘em what they want.
As he wraps things up, Q touched on some of his influences, and being a lyrical emcee:
We caught that era in the ’90s where people was rapping like Jay, Big Pun, Big L, Pac, Biggie, we was there in that era, so we like heard a lot of that stuff. We just studied the game. Like, I’m 26 years old — I can’t be out there rapping no weak stuff. I gotta go out there and be serious. You gotta paint that picture, you gotta see the music. We actually see the music like paintings and pictures, like for real, not just saying that. When a beat come on, it’s like a color in your head and it’s like a movie or some sh–, a camera just guiding you through what you need to say. That’s just how it is.
Watch Schoolboy Q’s interview with MTV below: