West Coast rapper Ab-Soul is confident in his Black Hippy crew and recently went as far as to call the collective the best music group without an album to their name. #blackpower
In Ab’s perspective, Black Hippy can go head-to-head with any other music group to date.
“You know what’s crazy? I think we are the dopest group ever with no album,” Ab-Soul said. “No project. It’s not even a mixtape that we have…There’s no Black Hippy album or project or anything. We probably don’t even have 10 full Black Hippy songs. And you guys are just going so crazy…In essence Black Hippy was designed to, you know, creatively bring all of our audiences or trap all of our audiences in one room. You feel what I’m saying? That’s what it in essence is. More than it is about being a group…I’m sure they’ll sit us down eventually to do it.” (XXL Mag)
Back in May, Black Hippy’s ScHoolboy Q updated fans on what future plans he had on deck.
While he has yet to start work on the follow-up to Oxymoron, he has already chosen his next two album titles. “I got two of my next albums titled and concepts of how I wanna attack and how I wanna put certain things to the light.” The subject matter will be just as personal as Oxymoron. “I haven’t even talked about my mom yet. I left that out my album for other albums. I never talked about my father. Just saving certain things for different albums and concepts.” (Rap-Up)
The buzzing rapper also provided a quick update on a Black Hippy collective release.
And if you’re waiting for the Black Hippy album, you’ll have to be patient. Q, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock have yet to start work on their highly-anticipated group project due to their busy schedules. “We ain’t do sh*t. Not one song,” said Q. (Rap-Up)
Q’s Oxymoron managed to sell over 130,000 copies in week one earlier this year.
As forecast, ScHoolboy Q’s major-label debut, “Oxymoron,” bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 139,000 copies in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, the new album is ScHoolboy Q’s first in a joint-venture deal with Interscope Records. It’s also the first No. 1 for Top Dawg, which previously reached No. 2 with Kendrick Lamar‘s “good kid, m.A.A.D city” in 2012. (Billboard)