ScHoolboy Q hits Olympia De Montreal on Sept. 20; Toronto on Sept. 21 [News]
Montreal, QC – After the successful release of his first major label album earlier this year, Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q brings his highly praised live performance to Montreal this coming Saturday, September 20 for 1 of 2 Canadian tour stops. He’ll be in Toronto the next day inside the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre for the King of the Fall Tour alongside The Weeknd and Jhené Aiko. Q made his Canadian debut earlier this year at Pemberton Fest, in a show that was covered by HipHopCanada’s own Sarah Sussman.
The show goes down inside Olympia De Montréal (1004 St-Catherine Est, H2L 2G2) and gets started at 9 p.m. It’ll be hosted by DL Jones and will also feature special guest High Klassified and Canada’s own Peter Jackson.
Click the jump for more information, including the official flyer. S/O to Rickey D.
Oxymoron debuted at #1 on the Billboards Top 200, showing ScHoolboy Q had won over a solid audience with his 2 previous mixtapes and studio album, Setbacks. There’s talk that he’s already started to put in work on his next album.
They say he’s part of the new generation of MCs, those raised exclusively on hip-hop. ScHoolboy Q, now 27, started rapping 7 years ago. Illustrated as a former schoolboy athlete playing football, baseball, and basketball — turned party boy ‘slinging crack’ — his lyrics are creative strings of his experiences and the many different sides of his personality.
If nothing else, Q’s lyrics are genuine to the life he’s led. Signed to Top Dawg Entertainment in 2009, ScHoolboy Q is part of a collaboration of artists called Black Hippy which also includes Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock. Though they have yet to release an album as a group, they’re constantly featured on each other’s tracks like “Collard Greens,” a ScHoolboy Q track featuring Kendrick Lamar. Q’s most successful music video on YouTube, “Collard Greens” has over 28 million views, second only to his feature on Macklemore’s video for “White Walls.”
This new generation of West Coast rappers show their California roots, and infuse their style into the hip-hop mainstream. There is no doubt that these MCs have a lot to offer and as they release more captivating well tailored projects their audience and their notoriety will no doubt grow.
This Saturday Ricky D Events presents ScHoolboy Q live in concert at the l’Oympia in what I would call an intimate setting with a total capacity just under 2500. Click here for even more information.
Written by Aneesah Marie for HipHopCanada
Twitter: @ScHoolBoyQ | @RickeyDEvents