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10 Rappers to Watch in 2012


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#9. ScHoolboy Q
ScHoolboy Q
© Top Dawg
Twitter: @ScHoolboyQ

Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

Claim to Fame:

  • A member of Black Hippy, alongside Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul
  • Signed to Top Dawg Entertainment

License to Ill:
Schoolboy Q has a unique style style that combines brain food with stoner rap. Just consult Setbacks for the stripes of Q's potent poetry--lazy evenings described as "nights yawning," skinny blunts as "model thin," fat ones as "plus size." Even more impressive is the delivery behind those lines: crisp flows accentuated by his nasal flow, enlivened by lush production. One part mind massage, one part street flavor. 100% dope.

Download: Setbacks
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