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Schoolboy Q

Schoolboy Q is an American rapper from South Los Angeles, California. Hanley released his debut mixtape, ScHoolboy Turned Hustla (2008) and its sequel, Gangsta & Soul (2009) the following year. After signing with the Carson-based record label Top Dawg Entertainment, Hanley released his debut studio album, Setbacks (2011) and its follow up, Habits & Contradictions (2012) both to positive reception; both also performed moderately on the Billboard 200 chart as digital exclusives. He then signed with Interscope Records to release his third album and major-label debut, Oxymoron (2014). The album peaked atop the US Billboard 200, received critical acclaim, and was preceded by the singles "Collard Greens" (featuring Kendrick Lamar), "Man of the Year", "Studio" (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid) and "Hell of a Night". The former three songs entered the US Billboard Hot 100; "Studio" peaked within the top 40 and received triple platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He saw further success on the chart as a guest performer, appearing on the 2014 single "2 On" by singer Tinashe and the 2013 single "White Walls" by hip hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. His fourth and fifth albums, Blank Face LP (2016) and Crash Talk (2019) were both met with continued praise and peaked within the top three of the Billboard 200. His sixth album, Blue Lips (2024) peaked at number 13. He was a member of the California-based hip hop group Black Hippy, alongside frequent collaborators Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Kendrick Lamar. Hanley has received five Grammy Award nominations.
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