Approximately a year and a half ago I downloaded LiveLoveA$AP and was introduced to the ri-goddamn-diculously diverse A$AP Mob. As I scrolled throughout the playlist full of reincarnated flows from Rocky, I couldn’t stop revisiting the banger Brand New Guy. Yes, the explosive “I’M CAMMOED DOWN TO MY BOXAS, GOLD TEETH, A BATHING APE/IT’S ANIMALS IN PROJECTS LIKE MONKEYS, ORANGUTANS” lines which begin Rock’s verse got me hooked. However, it was that last verse performed by ScHoolboy Q that really kept me playing the track over and over. It was with the last verse of Brand New Guy that made heads turn towards Q direction, and he’s kept their attention ever since.
A catalog of music, tours, and two independent albums through his Top Dawg Entertainment posse later, and we are THIS close to receiving Q’s first studio album released with Interscope. Oxymoron will mark the South Central rapper’s first project produced with his major label. However, it doesn’t appear he will let label pressure influence his originality as we can hear through the album’s first single titled Yay Yay.
The Boi-1da produced track is classic Q through and through. The easy-going instrumental lays out the perfect platform for the TDE MC to spread some more knowledge from an area of his expertise: drugs. No kilos or pounds of dope are discussed here, just the descriptions of a hustler with Yay Yay in his pockets making deals out his front door. “Had pistols in my hands, had pockets full of Ox/Whole life I been a G, had bitches on the block/Had strippers on the pole, had cocaine in the pot/Got fiends at the do’ so I turned that to a rock”. Nothin but the honest words of a man who used to slang around the block.
Oxymoron has appeared on several “anticipated albums of 2013 lists”, as it rightfully should. I really enjoyed the last album, Habits and Contradictions, and have continued to support Q and the TDE camp with their new music. Q has the ability to pump his energy into simple phrases and ideas in order to make an explosive track. Right now, I don’t there aren’t too many rappers who could make a song titled Yay Yay without screaming the two words on the chorus, most likely accompanied with a trap anthem instrumental and Future vocals along the line. TDE are one of my favorite camps, they are constantly producing new sounds and styles with their relentless creativity. Enjoy another gem courtesy of your boy Q. Get Your Earz Wet.