By Jeff Cornell
Schoolboy Q dropped by the Rap Radar Podcast to discuss his fourth album Blank Face LP, his ‘Black Thoughts’ series, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar and a lot more.
The MC recently released his Blank Face LP, which he said is his best received album to date. “I took my time with this and really thought this out,” Q stated. “I stepped away from music for a minute. I came back because I’m like, ‘I got to get this off [my chest] bro.'”
He also talked about working with Kanye West on “That Part.” Schoolboy said that Kanye brought a much-needed element of “fun” to the serious and personal tone of the album. “I needed something that was just easy listening, nothing serious… just give me a beat… and let’s do this.”
ScHoolboy added that he didn’t meet Kanye in person until the Chicago MC showed up at the video shoot for “That Part.” Q said West arrived to the set alone and hung out for over three hours. He calls West “one of the greatest of all time.”
Fellow South Central MC Kendrick Lamar played a major role is helping Schoolboy Q get noticed early in his career. “I can never repay him bro… that’s why you always hear me riding for him,” he said. “When he didn’t have to… he gave me a job.” Q added, “He helped me a lot and he put a lot food in my daughter’s mouth when he didn’t have to.”
Listen to the entire interview at Radio.com.