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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Schoolboy Q

The German born recording artist from South Central Los Angeles, Quincy Matthew Hanley goes by the pseudonym of Schoolboy Q was born on 26 October 1986. He has said he wrote his first verse when he was 16, but wasn’t serious about music until he was 21. He headlined his first show on March 11, 2011, at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California. He is currently signed to Carson-based independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment. He is a member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside his label mate and fellow California-based rappers. There is no doubt that the 33-years-old is definitely a name to be reckon with in the music industry.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Schoolboy Q
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Schoolboy Q

Here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about the American recording artist: Schoolboy Q:

1. Schoolboy Q was born Quincy Matthew Hanley on 26 October 1986 on a military base in Wiesbaden, Germany.

2. He attended John Muir Middle School. He also played American football from the age of 6 years, up until he was 21.

3. After graduating from Crenshaw High School, he went on to play football for the West Los Angeles Oilers.

4. He has said he wrote his first verse when he was 16, but wasn’t serious about music until he was 21.

5. He is a member of the hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside his label mate and fellow California-based rappers Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and Kendrick Lamar.

6. He headlined his first show on March 11, 2011, at the Key Club in West Hollywood, California.

7. He was nominated for Album of the Year for his participation on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ album, The Heist.

8. In February 2014, he released his debut studio album titled “Oxymoron”, which peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard 200.

9. He is a father to a 6-years-old beautiful girl.

10. He mentioned artists like Nas, 50 Cent, Jay Z and The Notorious BIG as his musical influences.

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