Schoolboy Q should not be written off as just a Kendrick Lamar affiliate, as he’s far more than merely a name in the Black Hippy crew. 2012’s Habits & Contradictions jittered and skittered through samples and beats cribbed from artists like Kid Cudi and Menomena and paired them with Q’s stop-and-go flow,—a fierce combination. Darkly funny, moody, and passionately explicit, Schoolboy Q is a welcome foil to Kendrick’s good kid role.
Wed., Oct. 16, 8 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 16, 2013