Oxymoron World Tour
with Isaiah Rashad & Vince Staples, Audio Push
Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
April 10, 2014 / DOORS: 8:00 PM
The Regency Ballroom
1300 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94109
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Quincy Matthew Hanley, better known by his stage name Schoolboy Q, is an American hip hop recording artist from South Central Los Angeles, California. In 2009, Hanley signed to Carson-based independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and in late 2011, secured a recording contract with major label Interscope Records. Hanley is also a member of hip hop group Black Hippy, along with label-mates and fellow West Coast rappers Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar.
In 2008, Hanley released his first full-length project, a mixtape titled ScHoolboy Turned Hustla. He then released a second mixtape in 2009, titled Gangsta & Soul. He then followed up with his first independent album, entitled Setbacks, released in January 2011. The project, released under TDE to digital retailers only, reached #100 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling close to 1,000 digital copies in its first week released. A little over a year later, his second independent album Habits & Contradictions was also released exclusively to digital retailers. The album received generally favorable reviews and debuted at #111 on the US Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 3,900 digital copies in the United States.
After signing with Interscope, Hanley subsequently began recording his major label debut studio album, entitled Oxymoron. The album, preceded by the singles “Yay, Yay”, “Collard Greens”, “Man of the Year” and “Break the Bank”, is set to be released February 25, 2014.
Pitchfork’s cameras were rolling when ScHoolboy Q performed his pre-Oxymoron single at their festival earlier this summer. Also check out their footage of his… Watch
Ab-Soul, Q, Mac Miller, and a small army of girls in leotards explain what to do with a stack of hunnids. Off of Ab-Soul’s latest TDE release These Days. Watch
Going up gangsta ain’t always so sweet, as ScHoolboy Q details what it’s like to grow up in the heart of Crips territory. Latest from Oxymoron. Watch
It’s always nice to have BJ around for his ever-smooth assistance when the need arises, like when you get that one text. Latest from Oxymoron. Watch
Oxymoron is nearly here, and it’ll be out by the end of the month. Watch
Q is living an extraordinary life. Off of the still forthcoming Oxymoron. Watch
Been waiting for the video to this track for awhile—ScHoolboy Q is here with your cue to go beast mode. From the coming Oxymoron. Watch
Black Hippy makes their mark known on Arsenio. Song off of ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron. Watch
Rock The Bells 2013 Photo Gallery: Day 2
Day 2 of Rock The Bells brought in even more artists than the first, as we see acts like Dilated Peoples, Danny Brown, Riff Raff, Black Hippy, Wu-Tang Clan… Read
Everybody loves Caddies. Trinidad James, Big Boi, grandmas, Sir Mix-a-lot, golfers, A$AP Rocky, what else. Shit there’s a lot going on here, I don’t know… Watch
Black Hippy is in force for next up ScHoolboy Q, and the track’s pulsating kick drum-hi-hat combo seems to keep them asses moving. Watch for Macklemore in the… Watch
The leading contender for this year’s “Most Improved Rapper” award (not actually a real award) is hanging out Cali with Q, dropping sneers and sarcastic… Watch
A$AP Mob grabs some of their closest friends to do-over Ferg’s first big track. Off of Trap Lord. Watch
Kendrick throws a party-ish funeral for the latest video from good kid, m.A.A.d. city, featuring cameos from Juicy J and ScHoolboy Q, plus a snippet of a new… Watch
Show Recap: A$AP Mob brings out Kendrick Lamar, E-40, Too Short
So in the last week, hip-hop was introduced to The Next Big Thing in Kendrick Lamar and his newly released major label debut, good kid m.A.A.d city, ravely… Read
With a boisterous Biggie sample on repeat in the background to set the mood, Curt@!n$ and ScHoolboy Q get vicious on the rhymes. Watch
A$AP Rocky and Mob at RTB 2012: Answering a stack of our dumb questions
We got A\$AP Rocky, ScHoolboy Q and the rest of A\$AP Mob to hang out with us for a minute or two after their set at Rock The Bells, and we had a stack of not… Read
RTB 2012: A$AP Rocky and Mob brings out ScHoolboy Q and Yelawolf
Rocky was dressed in white today (as he was on Jimmy Fallon earlier in the week), which is one way to stand out from a crowd, or in this case, a Mob. After… Read
RTB 2012: Black Hippy officially hits the Bay
Reppin’ their SoCal roots, Black Hippy solidified their spot as staples in the California hip-hop game with their first official performance in the Bay Area at… Read
ScHoolBoy Q and Rocky switch coasts for a minute yet still trade verses like they’re in the same studio. New video from Rocky’s LiveLoveA$AP mixtape. Watch
Isaiah Rashad McClain, better known as Isaiah Rashad, is an American hip hop recording artist from Chattanooga, Tennessee. In March 2013, Rashad signed to Carson, California-based independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment. On January 28, 2014, he released Cilvia Demo, his debut extended play (EP), via digital distribution.
As Isaiah Rashad waxes on his newfound status, the multi-tracked vocals of the TDE representative allows him to add a frenetic edge to the otherwise calming and… Watch
The two Top Dawg rookies collaborate for a wispy, feathery, nature-filled vibe. From SZA’s new album Z. Watch
The TDE rising star has bars for days–the track is only 2 minutes long but it sounds like he flows for a lot longer. From his new album Cilvia Demo. Watch
TDE’s newest signing collaborates with TDE’s second-newest signing, as Isaiah Rashad melancholy flows show why Black Hippy’s handlers are so high on the… Watch
Chattanooga, Tennessee emcee Isaiah Rashad is TDE’s latest signing, and from the looks of this video the kid is going to fit in very nicely with the stable. Watch
Vince Staples is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. He is one-third of the hip hop group Cutthroat Boyz, along with fellow California rappers Joey Fatts and Aston Matthews. Staples is currently signed to Def Jam Recordings. He is best known for his appearances on albums of Odd Future members and his collaborative mixtape titled Stolen Youth, with fellow American rapper Mac Miller, who produced the entire project, and is credited under his pseudonym Larry Fisherman.
Rising talent Staples gives voice to a judged generation. Off Hell Can Wait Watch
Common’s new street epic gets an equally epic video directed by Hype Williams. From Common’s upcoming album Nobody Smiling. Watch
Vince looks back to childhood and reminisces on what he looked up to as a kid in LA, no matter how unsound it was. From his new mixtape Shyne Coldchain II. Watch
More from Odd Future’s most anticipated upcoming project, as Earl teams with Vince Staples and Casey Veggies. Earl’s Doris is due late August. Watch