RAPID FIRE: ScHoolboy Q’s first time smoking weed was a total disaster

Jul 13, 2016
Rapid Fire gets our favourite artists to answer hard-hitting questions about their childhood, imagination, and the future, as fast as they can before our non-existent timer runs out.

Quincy Matthew Hanley was born on a military base in Germany in 1986. He grew up playing football in Los Angeles for the majority of his life. In 2006, he connected with Top Dawg Entertainment and turned into ScHoolboy Q. Shortly after getting out of jail, he released his first mixtape, Schoolboy Turned Hustla. Now, he's just released his fourth album, Blank Face, which feels like the score to a neo-noir film at points. It's light but menacing, packed with heat, and tied together with a silver rope.

When we met up with him to do this interview, there was no shortage of weed or laughter, even if his eyes did glance towards his video game controller at times. What was evident throughout, though, was that he loves his daughter more than anything. Watch as ScHoolboy Q talks about his disastrous first time getting high, his very specific ideal recording environment, and his childhood pog collection.

ScHoolboy Q's new album Blank Face is out now on Interscope Records.

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