Black Hippy, the LA rap squad consisting of Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, had a huge 2012. Kendrick's 'good kid, m.A.A.d city,' Ab-Soul's 'Control System,' and Schoolboy Q's 'Habits & Contradictions' were three of the best rap albums of the year. Hands down.
One of the finest Black Hippy songs of 2012 was the Schoolboy/Kendrick collab 'Blessed,' from 'Habits & Contradictions.' The two rappers displayed superb chemistry, and this magic continues on 'Collard Greens,' the latest single from Schoolboy's upcoming Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope album, 'Oxymoron.' Above a booming THC-production, Q ruminates on excess and vehicular sex, Kendrick calls himself God (Lookout Kanye), and then Q returns to burn down the house.
In addition to Kendrick, Schoolboy Q's 'Oxymoron' is supposed to feature rappers Ab-Soul, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, 50 Cent, and A$AP Rocky, plus productions by Boi-1da, the Alchemist and Pharrell. The release date is unknown.