With good kid, m.A.A.d city pushing nearly a quarter million sales in it's first week and is receiving such high praise (except from Shyne of course), we wondered how high the bar has been set for the rest of the TDE camp. So in part two of the DopeHouse and TheWellVersed's sit down with Q in Vegas, we ask the bucket hat rapper what it means for the next in line, and how much pressure it puts on them to top Kendrick's major label debut.

Every time we drop an album it raises the bar for the rest of us. Kendrick left me no choice but to make a classic record. I’m not about to put an album that’s just okay. Top Dawg is not going to let me do it. It’s impossible for me not to drop — I don’t want to say classic — but a hell of an album that I’ll let you all say if its classic. Kendrick raised the bar that high.

Q also speaks on how he, Soul, Kendrick and Jay Rock had their takeover in mind since the beginning..

Me, Soul, Jay Rock and Kendrick used to sit in the studio talking about what would happen when we got there. We were speaking it into existence. We knew this shit was going to happen. You’ve got to have that confidence. I say it all the time that rappers are too nice. They don’t have the cockiness in them. Everyone takes the cockiness as being big headed but you gotta know you’re the shit to be the shit.

And to close out part two of our 2Dope convo, he speaks on touring without his daughter and how he feels he deserves the success he's been getting. Look out for the third and final segment (which is gonna get a lot of folks talking) dropping tomorrow!

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  • ShawnKemp

    This dude is the definition of a clown.

  • cap

    schoolboy 1 bout to make an album better than below the heavens....hahahhaha thatll never happen CLOWN
    CircusBoyQ!

  • j

    I like how 2dopeboyz steppin it up, more interviews please and ask the REAL questions that we all wanna hear.. maybe take some suggestions too.. ya dig

  • Real Talk

    Ab-Soul is the most interesting by far with this group.

    I have Control System on repeat.

    I can only listen to Kendrick on features, can't take his nasally voice and delivery, it's surprising he moved so many units, his shit is way overhyped.

  • III

    @Real Talk

    Apparently there are plenty of people who aren't bothered by his delivery. Just because you don't like his delivery doesn't mean he's "overhyped".

  • Bob

    Schoolboy getting hate now? Where'd all these Blu dickriders come from all of a sudden?
    Nigs with nothing better to do than hate smh, go get a job maaan

  • Asada

    You niggas are losers, Q is a beast.

  • http://soundcloud.com/jesus-of-swaggerath-fskf/sets/summerxeffect Alaina

    Yea that Absoul was Nice!!! I just cant wait to hear that Black Hippy Album, I know thats coming soon despite what they say. Q last album was pretty Cool, is Cities Aviv still sign to them??

  • Rocco Siffredi

    you really need that slim fast diet schoolyfatass Q
    you are fucked, i mean it man!!!! at first i tought you was just doing the backup at kendrick lamar shows it was a good condition for you
    dont front ...
    a classic need time , tought ,musical aptitude and cerebral capacity all that stuff god did not bless you with.
    you are the reincarnation of Young Buck and you reall need that slim fast diet.

  • JXN

    Q is alright but from what I've heard from him so far doesn't really inspire me with confidence that he can make a "classic." If anyone from TDE can make a "classic" other than Kendrick then it'll probably be Ab-Soul

  • Rocco Siffredi

    im sorry i wanna appologize.
    i just saw the interview and he iz just high and ... stupid...
    and Fat.
    and he really feel he gone make a classic so... who am i to dont let thiz human bein just dream + he say he will not put a album out unless its a classic...so that mean he just gone end iz carreer right now, and we dont gone listen to him no more... thats cool for me

  • thatrealshit

    people love to put a box around the word "classic". classic doesnt mean an album needs deep social commentary or a cohesive story or mind bending lyricism. the chronic is a classic, 36 chambers is a classic, ready to die is a classic, get rich or die tryin is a classic, lifestylez of the poor and dangerous is a classic. the majority of the music on these albums is not soul touching social commentary, its hard ass ignornant street music. wat makes it classic is the reality behind it, the blunt honesty that its delivered with, and the masterful production. schoolboy has the ability to give you that on an album. depth does not make an album classic (not saying it doesnt help), but being genuine and creative can do just as much for an album

  • Rocco Siffredi

    @thatrealshit get rich or die tryin iz not a classic and it will never be...

  • zwizag

    Q has to be the most boring nigga to ever get interviewed in the history of hip hop... its hard for him to even have a solid interview without kendrick coaching him

  • thatrealshit

    @ rocco

    every other album i mentioned is whether u think get rich or die tryin is or not. i think my point is pretty clear either way.

  • Highasfuck

    this Q hate is stupid as fuck....ya some pussy white boys that still live with mommy anyway

  • brite

    Really Q, rappers are too nice? They are not arrogant enough? Q is smoking way too much oxy.

  • cloud9

    Damn I remember when niggas was saying Q was better than Kendrick, shit don't live very long in the 2dopeboyz c-section I see. I guess Ab-Soul turn coming up next lol

  • agonyc

    *critisizes people for "dickriding" kendrick, then dickrides BLU... First of all you wanna talke ovverated? Blu is the definition of overrated... Yea hes had some good songs but he drops low quality unfinished projects, and his performances are TRASH!!! I seen him live dude was all fucked up on something, couldn't even remember his own lyrics. Pathetic, i've lost all respect for blu after that, and i used to fuck with him heavy!

  • marty mcfly

    Q gonna make a classic? Good luck with that homie but those bars would have to step up about ten times more for that because unlike what @thatrealshit was saying. Lyricism is definitely needed and is involved in anything of a classic nature. PERIOD

  • $$$

    Hip hop "fans," smh lol.

  • marty mcfly

    Its all good to NOT make a classic to you know. Q first two albums aint classic and people still gonna be happy with them. Just make another one of those cause alot of the biggest rappers in hip hop have no classics and they dont plan on making any. You dont need to make a classic unless you actually give a fuck about the art enough to try and make one.

  • ron

    If any of you actually listened he didn't even say he was gonna make a classic... "I don’t want to say classic — but a hell of an album." Is that not okay for a rapper to want to make these days? A hell of an album? No ones ever satisfied...

  • Crenshaw and Slauson

    This nigga is a little too big headed for me. Especially the way he came at Blu when Blu was clearly kidding. I feel sorry for Q given that he has to drop after Kendrick. Humble yourself bruh bruh.

  • KewaneThaDon

    I swear i hate and love the internet at the same damn time the comments on here hilarious and sad i tell first off Q is a beast that nigga live show is off the meter and he better than kendrick YEAH I SAID IT! AND a CLASSIC IS TIMELESS no matter what year it is that music still gets play and is relevant people need to start reseaching artist cuz Q earlier work he was way more lyrical i heard sum of kendricks best verses on Q's GANGSTA & SOUL TDE period got that heat im not even a Kendrick fan i bought his shit i cant say its a CLASSIC but the more i listen he put out a dope album to say the least KINDA REMINDS me of 3000 if he actually rapped more AND IF YOU A ARTIST AND YA GOAL AT LEAST ISNT TO MAKE LIKE HE SAID A HELL OF A ALBUM SHIT I THINK CLASSIC SHOULD ALWAYS B THE GOAL but yall so use to this TRASH RAP yall dont even give a fuck niggaz b listening to bullshit ass gucci mane and waka and they serve a purpose in rap music too but shit when real artist come out yall cant even see it Q is that deal trust his album gon b a PROBLEM and get rich and die tryin not a CLASSIC NIGGAH PLEEEEZ stick to country and western lol

  • KewaneThaDon

    I swear i hate and love the internet at the same damn time the comments on here hilarious and sad i tell first off Q is a beast that nigga live show is off the meter and he better than kendrick YEAH I SAID IT! AND a CLASSIC IS TIMELESS no matter what year it is that music still gets play and is relevant people need to start reseaching artist cuz Q earlier work he was way more lyrical i heard sum of kendricks best verses on Q's GANGSTA & SOUL TDE period got that heat im not even a Kendrick fan i bought his shit i cant say its a CLASSIC but the more i listen he put out a dope album to say the least KINDA REMINDS me of 3000 if he actually rapped more AND IF YOU A ARTIST AND YA GOAL AT LEAST ISNT TO MAKE LIKE HE SAID A HELL OF A ALBUM SHIT I THINK CLASSIC SHOULD ALWAYS B THE GOAL Q is that deal trust his album gon b a PROBLEM and get rich and die tryin not a CLASSIC NIGGAH PLEEEEZ stick to country and western lol

  • KewaneThaDon

    I swear i hate and love the internet at the same damn time the comments on here hilarious and sad i tell first off Q is a beast that nigga live show is off the meter and he better than kendrick YEAH I SAID IT! AND a CLASSIC IS TIMELESS no matter what year it is that music still gets play and is relevant people need to start reseaching artist cuz Q earlier work he was way more lyrical i heard sum of kendricks best verses on Q's GANGSTA & SOUL TDE period got that heat im not even a Kendrick fan i bought his shit i cant say its a CLASSIC but the more i listen he put out a dope album to say the least KINDA REMINDS me of 3000 if he actually rapped more

  • SupremeSoulstice

    LMAO.. Q got haters

  • Rocco Siffredi

    Come on guys !!!!! im not the source of hiphop and im way to slim to be XXL
    But get rich or die trying IZ NOT A CLASSIC.
    but it reflect how the industrie have an influence on you....
    short story better 50 cent iz a super thug a steroid gangsta the Arnold Schwarzenegger of hiphop with a fake history a fake beef a fake crew.
    but they build this product so well than when he came everyone was crazy about it.
    everybody have iz opinion of what iz a classic. i think there is 2 form of classic the revolution one you know the one who change the game and the one who cristalize a era ,a way of thinking a generation.
    + there iz hiphop classic and general music classic.
    50 cent never az that!!! there iz nothing new on get rich , no extrem pattern of rhymes no new way of production nothing that every body can say hey that me i live that...or even when its totally out of my life its have something of it (damn we in 2003).
    it was a perfect product i can say that but not a classic
    Q iz a good rapper but dont let this man talk when he iz high + he iz exsiting for iz friend... i can undertstand that but dont trust the hype
    50 lost loyyd banks, kanye have no Consequence ...fatboy Q dont be the first to drope of this kendrick lamar entourage ;-)

  • DISIZIT

    best shit I've ever heard is Control System, and Kendrick delivers way better stuff that's made for Q and AB.
    If there is ever gonna be a classic of our time from DA WEST, AB and KDOT is gonna be a part of it, no doubt!

  • Damn

    Would you TDE dickriders even care about this fatass if he wasn't in TDE ??

  • marty mcfly

    GRODT from 50 is considered a classic by most but there was alot of circumstances outside of 50 cents music that gave him alot of attention (beef, getting shot 9 times), BUT 50 was also an MC and was very lyrical in those days. 50 cents debut is also classic because of hype and that might make people mad but its the truth, hype can make an album classic but in fairness 50 released a storm of mixtapes that helped create that hype. As for the almighty classic title? Look, people gotta let the classic title go at this point cause now people using that word in the same context of any artist thats popular at the moment and now everybody is using the word classic to describe what they doing (not saying thats what Q was doing but just in general). Classic albums dont really happen and when they do nowadays its only because people on the internet say it is and thats even if its influence hasn't been felt years after its release yet. GKMC could be classic MAYBE, MBDTF could be classic MAYBE, American Gangster could be classic MAYBE but its not 95 - 98 anymore and the way people consume music is different. You could be the most lyrical rapper ever with the greatest beats ever and still never come close to making a classic. At this point in the game hip hop fans get maybe ONE potential classic every couple of years really. My point is if you think you can just make a classic at will your wrong. Classic albums came from making incredible music that also came out at a time when no other music sounded like those albums and also came out with million dollar label budgets pushing them. People may not like the last part I said about the majors pushing them but thats just the truth. If an artist is missing one of those factors then the chance of truly earning the classic title isnt that good. In the last like 6 years of hip hop 99% of albums released were NOT classics so its no need to chase that title just make dope shit. I personally have my favorites that I feel are classics but many people will not because those albums didnt go mainstream but thats usually the path to a true classic. Creating something that is completely different from everything else thats out and doing it well.

  • marty mcfly

    GRODT strongest tracks

    What Up Gangsta
    Patiently Waiting
    Many Men
    In The Club
    High All The Time
    Heat
    Back Down
    21 questions (yes cause this was a very effective crossover single)
    Gotta Make It To Heaven
    U Not Like Me
    Life's On The Line

    The Massacre

    In My Hood
    This Is 50
    Ski Mask Way
    Baltimore Love Thing
    Ryder Music
    Guns Come Out
    Toy Soldier
    Position Of Power
    I Dont Need Em

    @Rocco, 50 was dope back then is all im saying with this...

  • adolfmayne

    i like blu better than q but i like q better than kendrick way more charisma

  • Riski (Paris)

    How the fuck yall gonna hate on School Boy Q? How is it even possible? Fuck yall tryin to say?

  • Rocco Siffredi

    dont get me wrong schooly b Q iz a great Rapper , Habits & Contradictions
    was and still in my iphone ,"Gangsta in Designer" iz on my top 10 song for this year , it play in repeat at home," bless "iz one of my favorite song ever and a party cant be good without "Hands on tHe WHeel".
    but i forget all that if the attitude iz wrong.
    you can pretend to be a good one if you act like shit... you cant asking for love if you act like an asshole.
    my 2003 year was devote to 50 cent i had all the mixtapes , G unit in the house woooop N---a wooop !!!i spit an ja rule in every occasion (poor guy) but that not mean 50 cent had a classic. busta rhymes never had a classic album but can anybody front ????
    just to remember you "the love below" from andre 3000 show the same year and kanye west "the college dropout" 6 month later.
    two revolution albums and you still gonna tell me 50 had a classic.
    they still on my phone right know , not fifty ( damn i miss him right now gone put some early stuff of gunit on that mp3player).

    but still 50 had no classic with get rich".

    dont mess with Blu even if he dont play it like the other dudes in the game.
    even if he dont play the game, dont say no one cares
    i care !!! about him and im not alone .

  • Squirtle

    All you commenters are some fuck boys, catching feelings over an artist. Appreciate the music put out or be a fucking queer hating on them, talking mad head or support the mother fucker that puts vibes in your ear

  • Real Talk

    Ab-Soul > Jay Rock > ScHoolboy > Kendrick

  • Real Talk

    CONTROL SYSTEM>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • thib

    2dopeboys full of serious gays... never comin bacc here... and yea Q THAT NIGGA hoe

  • UOUO

    Rocco Siffredi

    is a fucking faggot

  • JPM

    Im so confused on how you can hate on this man lol

  • KillaCam

    I don't get where the hate is coming from cuz he said he wanted to make a classic? Shouldn't all rappers always be trying to make a classic? or is it because he isn't as good as kendrick lamar? Arn't most rappers worse then Kendrick? Anyone hating cuz he is fat is stupid because you don't look at albums. Schoolboy could have 36 Gs and still make a classic album.

  • g

    Q's dope but him acting like blu cant rap? Wack shit.

  • http://yo real niqqa

    Q is dope
    Blu is dope
    everybody can suck my dick