Schoolboy Q playing Santos & other shows; Kendrick Lamar dropped a new song (MP3 & dates)
by Andrew Sacher
DOWNLOAD: Kendrick Lamar – “Cartoon & Cereal [ft. Gunplay] (MP3)
ScHoolboy Q, who has been making tons of buzz lately, has a few upcoming shows, including one in NYC this week happening at Santos Party House on Thursday (2/23) with Kris Kasanova, Flatbush Zombies (who opened the A$AP Rocky show that Q guested at), and Nakim. The flier for this show is below.
If you haven’t seen it yet, fellow Black Hippy collective member Kendrick Lamar and Danny Brown (who Q recently joined on stage in LA) are both on the cover of the new issue of the FADER (pictured below) and Black Hippy and Danny Brown were both profiled in the issue. The Black Hippy piece, which you can read HERE, mentions that ScHoolboy Q came up with the idea for the group:
“[Black Hippy] was actually my idea because I was slacking in my music,” adds Q. “I figured if I could be in a group I could just write one verse and I could be good.” He admits to being intimidated when he first started coming to the studio but eventually the tenacity of his collaborators rubbed off on him. Now he raps effortlessly in elastic word blurs. And while he still habitually clowns everyone good-naturedly–On Lamar: “When I first heard Kendrick, I’m like this nigga a bitch, I don’t like this nigga”; on the possibility of a Black Hippy full length: “That shit ain’t never gonna come out.”–their collective pride in his rapid improvement runs deeply. So much so, that they unanimously anoint him the most talented rapper in the group. Q, of course, concurs.
Kendrick Lamar also recently dropped a killer out-there track with Gunplay called “Cartoon & Cereal” which is way less elementary than its name implies. Download that above or stream it below.
All dates, stream, and show flier, below…
Kendrick Lamar – Cartoon & Cereal [ft. Gunplay]
ScHoolboy Q — 2012 Tour Dates
2/23 Santos Party House New York, NY
3/3 Porter’s Pub La Jolla, CA
3/4 The New Parish Oakland, CA
3/16 The Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN