The West Coast is the homeland of gangsta rap. From cop killing to drug dealing, every horrifically real element of life in the hood has made it into song. Though the game hasn't changed much since its earliest pioneers, the message and the messenger have. And at the center of West Coast rap's rebranding is the Black Hippy crew, particularly Schoolboy Q. With gang ties, a drug-dealing past, and a short stint in jail, Q could have easily chosen the street hustle over the record business. But with his natural, honest flow, tackling the music industry proved to be the... More >>>
Get schooled by Schoolboy Q Thursday at Grand Central.