ScHoolboy Q Confirms “Oxymoron’s” 2014 Release
ScHoolboy Q says his new album, Oxymoron, is slated to be released January 2014, according to the rapper’s verse on Isaiah Rashad’s “Shot You Down (Remix),” which was released yesterday (October 18).
During his verse on the selection, Q addresses his album’s delays.
“I’m still stuck in my ways,” ScHoolboy Q raps on the song. “A nigga just tryin’ to get paid / I’m tired of answering questions why Oxymoron delayed / See, I was thinking November, but January is sweet / They set my Setbacks is free, my Habits won in my sleep / So January agree, get a taste of this gangsta / See I’m just tryna eat with a freak of the week.”
The album has been delayed several times, reportedly due to sample clearance issues. Q recently confirmed that he completed the album and said that he’d submitted the project to Top Dawg, CEO of Top Dawg Ent. However, Top Dawg later told fans that Oxymoron still had samples to clear before it could have a release date.
Top Dawg’s September Twitter updates can be found below.
#OXYMORON UPDATE : A FEW MORE SAMPLES HAS 2 BE CLEARED B4 I CAN GIVE YALL A DATE. SOME PPL R COMPLETE AHOLES WEN IT COME 2 CLEARING SAMPLES
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) September 21, 2013
ScHoolboy Q has spoken extensively about Oxymoron.
In June, Q spoke with HipHopDX about how his fellow Black Hippy members have influenced his work on Oxymoron.
“I strive to be better than Kendrick, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock,” Q says. “You have to compete. You can’t just let them niggas just keep shootin’ over you. Especially Kendrick, at the rate he’s going and progressing in this music. It’s inspiring. It’s crazy. I’m glad he dropped [good kid, m.A.A.d city]. If he didn’t drop that album, there’s no telling how good my album would’ve been. It’s competition. I gotta be better than his shit or just as good. It has to be just as good or better.”
Posted by Toby Adebayo