The self-proclaimed “Man of The Year” dropped his debut album “Oxymoron” on February 25, 2014. In music and especially in hip-hop, the music seems to become more microwave oriented as in the music gets forgotten almost as quick as you can download it. Music doesn’t seem to age as well as it did in the 90’s. The trendiness of hip-hop makes the art more disposable, but Groovy Q proves everything tastes better slow cooked.
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The TDE rapper said his debut album took around 2 years to complete, but the real hip-hop heads didn’t seem to mind. The album beginning of the newest form of Gangsta Rap. It’s sonically different while still being extremely brash, harsh, in-your-face and lyrically descriptive. Q touches on all the subjects from drug-induced family drama, falling drug-induced comas, flashing his gang and neighborhood affiliation and committing sins to support his daughter. It perfectly embodies and reflects the title “Oxymoron”, a poetic authorized audio biography of Quincy Matthew Hanley.
All the songs on the album share a dark rugged common thread of hard-knocking beats, loud and catchy adlibs and taboo lyrics that leave Q vulnerable without lookin’ soft because he’ll send “Strays through your living room / Liable to drive-by on a summer day / July 4th will be in June”
Los Awesome” Ft. Jay Rock [Produced by Pharrell Williams]
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