Right now Schoolboy Q truly seems to be matching his track title 'Man Of The Year'. He's signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, who are killing the rap game right now with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad and SZA. I can’t remember the last time there was so much hype building up to an album release and it’s safe to say it’s lived up to all expectations. Schoolboy Q might not be an amazing lyricist, but a number of tracks here bring back the grit and vulgarity of 90's Gangsta Rap (such as 'Blind Threats') but also has smooth modern songs, like 'Studio', which guarantee to get your girl in the mood. Schoolboy's lyrics throughout this album are extremely vivid and sound a lot more confident than they did on Habits And Contradictions.
Personally Oxymoron has been on repeat since the album dropped. ‘Hell of A Night’ and ‘Man Of The Year’ are staple tracks for a night out as they turn up any situation. 'Q' is never going to be as conceptual as Kendrick Lamar but he has certainly stolen his limelight for now, and the new kid on the block is definitely killing it.