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Man of the Year? Schoolboy Q's Oxymoron

Schoolboy Q is on track for a #1 debut on the Billboard chart this week, a first for the rapper and his label, TDE.   His third album, Oxymoron, debuted on Tuesday to wide critical acclaim. It looks like Kendrick’s second in command is finally getting the shine he deserves.  The album is full of Schoolboy’s authentic tales of gangster life, drug addiction, and fatherhood, interwoven with catchy and often rambunctious hooks.  He’s found a way to invite listener’s into his world without alienating them.  Managing to emerge fully from Kendrick’s shadow, Schoolboy provides a differing but equally interesting perspective on life in the streets of Southern California.  This is an album with something for everyone, without attempting to pander.  With Oxymoron, Schoolboy Q asserts himself as a fresh and important voice, and a force to be reckoned with.

For more opinions on Oxymoron, check out:

Complex

XXL Magazine

Rolling Stone

AP/Washington Post