ScHoolboy Q was named “Principal For the Day” at Maritime Industries Academy in Baltimore (MD). The school participated in the Get Schooled National Attendance Challenge, for which the students raised their attendance goal by ten percent this semester. The students’ reward was a guest appearance by rapper ScHoolboy Q. “Keep working don’t listen to nobody if you believe in yourself. If plan A don’t work, work on another plan A,” the rapper told the students during his interview with Q92’s Johnny Doswell.
ScHoolboy Q also took this opportunity to encourage the students who were aspiring to be in the music business. “I see a lot more creativity. It’s a lot more rappers so a lot of good stuff gets overlooked. The bar keeps being pushed higher and higher,” the rapper stated. ScHoolboy Q posted several pictures on Instagram, detailing his time at Maritime Industries Academy. One of his photos featured the caption, “Had a great time with @GetSchooled and the students of Maritime Industries Academy in Baltimore today! Keep up the good work.” Ludacris and Chance the Rapper have also participated in the Get Schooled program, and they visited Alcott College Prep in Chicago.
ScHoolboy Q is a rapper from California, who is signed to the record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). Top Dawg Entertainment is also the label home for Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul. ScHoolboy Q has dropped three studio albums including Setbacks, Habits & Contradictions, and Oxymoron. His debut project was released in 2011, and it featured guest appearances by Kendrick Lamar, Jhene Aiko, BJ the Chicago Kid, Jay Rock, and more. Setbacks reached Number 12 on the Top Rap Albums chart, and Number 13 on the Top Independent Albums chart.
Oxymoron was dropped last year, and it was distributed through Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope Records. Five singles were dropped from the album including “Collard Greens,” “Man of the Year,” “Break the Bank,” “Studio,” and “Hell of a Night.” Oxymoron entered the Billboard 200 Albums chart at Number 1, after selling 139,000 copies in its first week. “Studio” featuring BJ the Chicago Kid peaked at Number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it reached the top of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. To date, “Studio” is ScHoolboy Q’s most successful single as a solo artist.
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