|By PR Newswire||
|January 28, 2014 10:16 PM EST||
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Are you ready for the Next Big Thing in hip-hop from South Central L.A.? Quincy Matthew Hanley, better known as ScHoolboy Q, is set to release his Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope Records album ,Oxymoron, on February 25th. The 15-track debut includes guest appearances from label mates, and fellow Black Hippy artists, Kendrick Lamar ("Collard Greens") and Ab-Soul, as well as Raekwon, Tyler, The Creator, and 2 Chainz. The album pre-order is available on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/oxymoron-deluxe-version/id799676139) along with the newest single "Man of The Year".
All that activity surrounds the eagerly anticipated Feb. 25 release of his major label debut for his debut Top Dawg Entertainment/Interscope album, Oxymoron, 15 tracks that include guest appearances from label mate and fellow Black Hippy members Kendrick Lamar ("Collard Greens") and Ab-Soul, Raekwon, Tyler the Creator and 2 Chainz. The new single, "Man Of The Year," is currently available digitally, following up the release of "Collard Greens" last year.
ScHoolboy Q is set to hit the road for an extensive U.S. tour, starting March 1 in Providence, R.I., including appearances at SXSW in Austin, before heading over to Europe in May for shows in Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway and Ireland. ScHoolboy Q will be joined by Isaiah Rashad and Vince Staples. A full itinerary is listed below.
ScHoolboy Q independently released a pair of mixtapes before putting out his first album, Setbacks, in 2011, on Top Dawg Entertainment, followed by Habits & Contradictions in 2012. After signing with Interscope, he began recording his major label debut.
Born on a military base in Germany, where his father was stationed in the Army, Hanley moved with his mom to Texas for several years before settling in California. He was a gangbanger for the 52 Hoover Crips, dealing Oxycontin before beginning to rap as a teenager. He began working with Top Dawg Entertainment in 2006, working with cohorts Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, forming the group Black Hippy.
ScHoolboy was named part of XXL Magazine's 2013 Freshman Class, and performed last June at the BET Experience Music Festival with Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dog and Miguel. He also performed "White Walls," with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the sixth single from their hit album, The Heist. He debuted "Collard Greens" at the BET Hip-Hop Awards last October.
A complete list of ScHoolboy Q tour dates follows:
March 1: Providence, RI (Lupos)
March 2: Boston, MA (Wilbur)
March 3: Philadelphia, PA (The Troc)
March 4: New York (Best Buy Theatre)
March 5: Sayreville, NJ (Starland Ballroom)
March 6: New Haven, CT (Toads Place)
March 7: Washington, DC (Fillmore)
March 8: Columbus, OH (Newport Music Hall)
March 9: Cleveland, OH (House of Blues)
March 10: Cincinnati, OH (Bogarts)
March 12-15: Austin, TX (SXSW)
March 17: Miami, FL (Mekka)
March 18: Orlando, FL (Firestone Live)
March 19: St. Peterburg, FL (Jannus Live)
March 21: San Antonio, TX (White Rabbit)
March 22: New Orleans, LA (BUKU Festival)
March 23: Dallas, TX (Southside Music Hall)
March 24: Austin, TX (Scoot Inn)
March 25: Houston, TX (Warehouse Live)
March 27: Denver. CO (Ogden)
March 28: Albuquerque, NM (Sunshine Theatre)
March 29: El Paso, TX (Tricky Falls)
March 30: Phoenix, AZ (Celebrity Theatre)
March 31: Tucson, AZ (Rialto Theatre)
April 2: Santa Ana, CA (Observatory)
April 3: Ventura, CA (Ventura Theatre)
April 4: Las Vegas, NV (Hard Rock Live)
April 5: San Diego, CA (House of Blues)
April 6: Los Angeles, CA (Club Nokia)
April 7: Santa Cruz, CA (Catalyst)
April 8: Reno, NV (Knitting Factory)
April 9: Sacramento, CA (Ace of Spades)
April 10: San Francisco, CA (Regency)
April 11: Chico, CA (Senator Theatre)
April 12: Eugene, OR (WOW Hall)
April 13: Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom)
April 14: Seattle, WA (Showbox Market)
April 17: Milwaukee, WI (The Rave)
April 18: Detroit, MI (St. Andrews)
April 19: Grand Rapids, MI (Orbit Room)
April 20: Minneapolis, MN (Mill City Nights)
April 22: Chicago, IL (Metro)
April 23: Lawrence, KS (Liberty Hall)
April 25: Kingston, GA (Counterpoint Music Festival)
April 26: Charlotte, NC (Amos)
April 27: Baltimore, MD (Soundstage)
May 1: Amsterdam, Netherlands (Melkweg)
May 3: Frankfurt, Germany (Gibson)
May 4: Antwerp, Belgium (Trix)
May 6: Paris, France (Bataclan)
May 7: Strasboug, France (Laiterie)
May 8: Stuttgart, Germany (LKA)
May 9: Zurich, Switzerland (Komplex 457)
May 10: Lausanne, Switzerland (Les Docks)
May 11: Milan, Italy (Tunnel)
May 12: Lyon, France (Transbordeur)
May 13: Munich, Germany (Fierwerk)
May 15: Berlin, Germany (C-Club)
May 16: Cologne, Germany (Essigfabrik)
May 17: Hamburg, Germany (Ubel & Gefahrlich)
May 18: Copenhagen, Denmark (Vega)
May 20: Arhus, Denmark (Train)
May 21: Maimo, Sweden (KB)
May 22: Stockholm, Sweden (Debaser Strand)
May 23: Gothenburg, Sweden (Pustervik)
May 24: Oslo, Norway (Rockefeller)
May 25: Helsinki, Finland (Nosturi)
May 27: Dublin, Ireland (Vicar Street)
May 28: Glasgow, UK (Arches)
May 30: London, UK (Koko)
May 31: Birmingham, UK (Institute Library)
June 1: Manchester, UK (Academy 2)
** Isaiah Rashad & Vince Staples to support domestic dates
** Isaiah Rashad to support European dates
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