ScHool Boy Q’s ‘Oxymoron’ makes him Top Dawg

ScHool Boy Q’s ‘Oxymoron’ makes him Top Dawg

Oxymoron, the latest album by ScHoolboy Q topped the Billboard 200 the week of it’s release February 25 and sold 139,000 copies by March 2.

With fellow Top Dawg Entertainment artist Kendrick Lamar’s 2012 release “Good kid, m.A.A.D city” only ranking as high as number two, Oxymoron became the most successful album for Top Dawg Entertainment and Schoolboy Q alike after nabbing the number one spot on the Billboard 200 that week.

Having released “Setbacks” in 2011 and “Habits & Contradictions” in 2012, this recent album will be ScHoolboy Q’s third, but is a first within a  joint-venture deal between the Top Dawg Entertainment artist and Interscope Records.

The fifteen track album boasts collaborations with Wu-Tang legend Raekwon, 2Chainz, Tyler the Creator, Kurupt and fellow TDE artists, Kendrick Lamar and SZA. With tracks such as “Los Awesome” produced by Pharrell and Nez & Rio’s  “Man of the Year”, each song provides a new soundstage for the 27 year-old artist to vent about past experiences and express future desires.

His daughter Joy who is featured on the album cover is a constant reference and her vocals as well as  flashbacks to Henley’s own childhood memories are sprinkled throughout the album.

The album which is currently listed as number 82 on the top 200 will surely last into the summer, with tracks such as “Hell of a Night” and “Man of the Year” providing a perfect blend of concise lyricism and party bounce.

Click here for a track by track review and Billboard listing. 

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