Amoeba Music Hollywood Hip-Hop Top Five: Week Ending 03:07:14
1) ScHoolboy Q Oxymoron (Interscope)
2) J-Dilla Donuts [8 x 7" Box Set] (Stones Throw)
3) Childish Gambino Because the Internet (Glassnote)
4) Talib Kweli Gravitas (Javotti Media/Fat Beats)
5) Kendrick Lamar good kid, m.A.A.d city (Aftermath)
In the number slot with a bullet at Amoeba Music this week is the brand new ScHoolboy Q album Oxymoron care of Interscope Records who will be unleashing a vinyl version of the album in a few weeks (pre-order Oxymoron LP version here). This phenomenally successful new major label debut album from ScHoolboy Q, that also bowed at number one nationally on the Billboard 200 charts this week, follows up two extremely well received indie albums from the talented young hip-hop artist: 2011's Setbacks and 2012's Habits & Contradictions - in addition to his 2012 collaboration project with The Alchemist and Danny Brown, Flight Confirmation. Q is down with Kendrick Lamar and along with the the good kid, m.A.A.d city artist (the 2012 release that is still charting at Amoeba) he is also signed to Top Dawg Entertainment who made a joint-venture deal with Interscope Records to release this first No. 1 for Top Dawg. The lead single “Collard Greens” that dropped mid 2013 features Kendrick Lamar while 2 Chainz cameos on “What They Want" (see new video above), and Tyler, the Creator guests on “The Purge.” In the review of this album Amoeba.com praises ScHoolboy Q for being, "commercial and weird at the same time, but ScHoolboy Q makes it work with flying colors."