Schoolboy Q Wows Critics With Release Of New Album ‘Oxymoron’

Wed, February 26, 2014 12:52pm EDT by 1 Comment
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Schoolboy Q is receiving all the praise from critics for the release of his new album ‘Oxymoron.’ Reviewers can’t get enough of the 12 hard-hitting tracks that explore the mind behind the artist that is Schoolboy Q.

Quincy Hanley, 27, otherwise known as Schoolboy Q, released his much anticipated third album, entitled Oxymoron, on Feb. 25. The South Central, Los Angeles based artist is blowing the critics away with tracks rich in sound, and heavy on lyrics that provide an in-depth look into the man behind the music.

Critics Can’t Get Enough Of Schoolboy Q Album

On Feb. 25, Top Dawg Entertainment released their second major-label album through Interscope Records with Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron. Already the album is proving to be something special and critics can’t get enough of it.

Schoolboy Q’s album is “one of the year’s most anticipated hip-hop releases,” The Los Angeles Times reports. The album, which is Schoolboy Q’s third, definitely lives up to the hype.

Billboard.com revealed that on the artist’s 2012 independent release Habits & Contradictions, Schoolboy Q was “dangerous” but that the album lacked substance, and only referenced the typical sex, drugs, money and cars images that run ramped through hip-hop today.

However, within Oxymoron,  Schoolboy Q’s tracks are “heavy with bass and filled with memorable hooks,” said Randall Roberts of The Los Angeles Times. Randall added, that in the album, “Quincy Hanley [Schoolboy Q] explores his neighborhood, his hedonism and his rough-and-tumble early life.”

Schoolboy Q Releases Critically Acclaimed ‘Oxymoron’

Billboard.com breaks down the album track-by-track highlighting the best picks from an already fantastic album. The tracks carry a wide range of guest artists that span several generations of hip-hop.

Here is a short list of a few selected “must listen” tracks, according to Billboard.com:

Track 4. “What They Want” (feat. 2 Chainz)

Track 8. “The Purge” (feat. Tyler, The Creator & Kurupt)

Track 9. “Blind Threats” (feat. Raekwon)

What do you think HollywoodLifers, have you heard Oxymoron, and what is your favorite track?

– Bryant Perkins

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