Sunday, July 13, 2014

Schoolboy Q - Oxymoron (Album Review)

Release Date :  February 25, 2014
Label : Top Dawg / Interscope

My upcoming reviews are gonna be kinda short. I been mad busy so I got some catching up to do. Lets get right into it. Oxymoron is a dark album. It starts off with "Gangsta", Q's daughter talks on the intro, then Q spits some dope lyrics over a hard beat courtesy of Nez & Rio and Sounwave (They also produced "Man of the year"). On "Hoover Street" he raps about his gang ties, as well as being real. "Blind Threats" featuring Raekwon is another dope joint to check out. "Prescription/Oxymoron" is about Q's addiction to prescription drugs. And his addiction gets so bad that he ends up ignoring calls from his Mother and daughter. On the second part of the song, Q talks about how he quit dealing drugs.

Oxymoron also has some radio friendly singles, like "What They Want" featuring 2 Chainz (produced by Mike Will Made It and Marz) and "Break the Bank" (Produced by Alchemist). Even the BJ The Chicago assisted "Studio" has mainstream appeal. Although I like the majority of the album, some songs just deserved to be skipped. "Los Awesome" produced by Pharrell is wack, the only good about it was Jay Rocks verse. "The Purge" is another song I wasn't feeling. Q, Kurupt and Tyler didn't have any type of chemistry. "His & Her Fiend" featuring SZA was weak too. All in all, Q did his thing on Oxymoron. Its not a classic, but its definitely a four star album in my opinion.


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