Top Dawg Entertainment’s ScHoolboy Q is steadily putting in work on a follow-up to last year’s buzzing Oxymoron album and confirmed the speculation this week.
ScHoolboy alerted fans of his quiet music-making status on Twitter.
Been in my cave gettin tHis album ready…….. Jus relax, da grooviest crip workin….. Bye
— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolboyQ) February 5, 2015
Check out how many Oxymoron copies Q sold in its opening week on the next page…
Last year, the TDE member said he had plans to drop two solo efforts in the near future.
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)
Q’s Oxymoron managed to sell over 130,000 copies in week one last winter.
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)
Back in January 2014, ScHoolboy talked about the blood, sweat and tears he invested into the big LP.
“I don’t like Kendrick,” Q joked when he appeared on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday (January 22). “Nah, he’s an awesome artist, but it’s my turn, man.” Q says that he’s been working on Oxymoron for two years and “Break the Bank” is one of his earliest recordings from the album. “I haven’t dropped nothing since 2012, the top of 2012. A bunch of stuff. I still got songs on my album that I recorded in 2012, but the records are so great to me,” he said. “‘Break the Bank’ is a record that was recorded in 2012. That was old. That was right when Kendrick’s album dropped. It just so happened that he’s nominated for seven Grammys right now.” (MTV)