ScHoolBoy Q: 'I Haven't Made a Hit Record Yet'

The TDE rapper thinks he needs an ubiquitous single to solidify his position in hip hop.

Posted: 04/05/2014 10:00 AM EDT
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A No. 1 album (Oxymoron) and critical acclaim hasn’t had much of an effect on ScHoolBoy Q’s ego. The TDE rapper is humbled by the fact that he's still chasing a must-have goal — making a hit single.

After sharing the stage with industry vets like Nas, Pusha T and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony at last month's 2014 Buku Arts + Music Festival in New Orleans, Groovy Q spoke to BET.com about the next major task in his still blooming career.

"I would want to make a hit, I haven't made one yet," said the Black Hippy repper. "I make big a** records, and my album was a hit, it went No. 1, but I haven't made a hit record yet. I would like a hit record."

With the way his latest single, "What They Want," featuring 2 Chainz, is bubbling on the Billboard charts, Q could be getting closer to his goal. It doesn't hurt that the song garnered some major mainstream attention when ScHoolBoy performed it on Jimmy Kimmel Live! earlier this week.

Of course, however, if ScHoolBoy Q wants to make a universally appealing song that sits atop the Hot 100, he might have to clean up his lyrics a bit. The "Yay Yay” MC was named one of the "Most Profane Rap Artists" in a study conducted by Besttickets.com. Q, who was joined on the list by hip hop legends like Scarface and Dr. Dre, reacted to the honor on Twitter.

"So I dropped 2 indie albums and 1 major and I make da all migHty profanity team lol f---- is my favorite word!!!," Q tweeted.

Explicit or not, anyone who enjoys ScHoolBoy Q songs like "Collard Greens," "Man of the Year," and "Break the Bank," from his major label debut, Oxymoron, would all agree that the 27-year-old rapper definitely has the goods to create that smash hit.

Check out the clip below to see what else Q is aiming for in the near future.

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