Schoolboy Q is an American rapper and a Hip Hop artist who is well known for his studio album Oxymoron. Though he claimed fame through his debut mixtape Schoolboy Turned Hustla, Schoolboy’s Oxymoron brought him numerous accolades as the album debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard 200. He is also a member of the supergroup Black Hippy that comprises artists Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul. Let us have a look at the life, career, and net worth of Schoolboy Q in 2020 in this article.
Early Life & Biography
Schoolboy Q was born as Quincy Matthew Hanley on October 26, 1986, in Wiesbaden, Hesse, West Germany. Hanley’s parents divorced shortly after his birth as a result of which he moved to Texas along with his mother. After spending two years in Texas, they moved to California and Hanley spent rest of his childhood and adulthood in Los Angeles. He was an American football player from a young age who has represented his Crenshaw High School and the West Los Angeles College.
Schoolboy Q has a daughter named Joyce “Joy” Hanley, who was born in 2010. Her mother’s name is yet to be publicly revealed by the rapper, but she currently lives with Schoolboy Q. He is a loving dad who often mentions the name of his daughter in his songs. Joyce had even appeared in the music videos of his songs such as Phenomenon, There He Go, and Break the Bank. She also featured in the cover of his debut album Oxymoron and had her voice recorded in many parts of the album.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Schoolboy started to take his music career seriously when he was 21. He collaborated with the Top Dawg Entertainment and started to record and write at their studio along with Jay Rock and Ab-Soul. He went on to sign a contract with the TDE as a result of which he released his debut mixtape Schoolboy Turned Hustla on July 29, 2008. He signed another contract with TDE in 2009 and formed the group Black Hippy Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, and Kendrick Lamar.
Throughout the year 2010, Hanley was busy touring with the Black Hippy and was working on his independent album Setbacks. The album was released on January 11, 2011, by TDE over iTunes two weeks after which Schoolboy released the album for free on Twitter. The album was critically well received and brought Schoolboy very good fame.
His second studio album Habits & Contradictions was released in 2012 which paved the way for him to sign for the Interscope Records for his major album Oxymoron. Oxymoron was released on 25 February 2014 and became a huge hit debuting at number one on the US Billboard 200. He later released his fourth album Blank Face LP in 2016.
The schoolboy was nominated for the Best New Artist award at the 2014 BET Awards and won three nominations at the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2014. He has so far won five nominations at the Grammy Awards and one nomination at the MTV Music Video Awards. In 2015, he won the Most Performed R&B/Hip-Hop songs award at the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
In 2016, he bought a 6,819 square feet mansion that has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in the Mountain View Estates which is valued at $3 million. His successful career as a rapper and a songwriter has amassed him a net worth of $5 million.
Schoolboy Q is one of the rappers who is known for their unique lyrics and dynamic rapping technique. Given to his talent and the hard work he puts in to entertain and enlighten people, he is expected to earn more fortune over the coming years.