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Schoolboy Q: "I'm not making no Black Hippy album"

A photo of rapper Schoolboy Q wearing a blue cap and a black tee.
Schoolboy Q. (YouTube/YMH Studios)

Schoolboy Q won't be taking part in any potential Black Hippy reunion.

During an episode of "The Danny Brown Show" published on Friday, Q was asked by Brown if he would be interested in making a full-length project with his former group, which disbanded in 2022 after Kendrick Lamar left Top Dawg Entertainment.

"I'm not making no Black Hippy album," said the "Back n Love" rapper, adding: "Hell no, I'll never do that shit."

Comprising of Q, Kendrick, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock, Black Hippy was formed in 2008 after all four rappers had signed to TDE.

Though they never came together for a joint album, the group released a series of cult hits including "Rolling Stone" and "Say Wassup" and were frequent collaborators before their disbandment

Speaking with Brown, Q explained why he doesn't think a reunion for the group is possible.

“I think we’re all kind of on our separate paths right now,"he said. "Dot is doing his own thing with pgLang. I’m doing my own thing, curating a new artist. I did that part already, I gotta have this second part ’cause I got like 18 more albums to make."

He added: “So it’s like I’m tryna figure out this phase before I get to the third phase. And Ab-Soul, he’s working, Jay Rock‘s working. I just don’t see where we’ll ever have time to.”

While there won't be a Black Hippy album coming anytime soon, TDE does have lots of other exciting projects that are set to drop this year.

According to a leaked label document from February, 10 of the label's current acts – Schoolboy Q, SiR, Jay Rock, Doechii, Ray Vaughn, Zacari, SZA, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, and Lance Skiiiwalker – will be releasing new projects in 2024.

Q ("Blue Lips") and SiR ("Heavy") have both already released their new albums, but SZA recently revealed that she will be restarting her "SOS" reissue "Lana" due to leaks.

"I’ll be starting ‘Lana’ from scratch," she wrote in a post on X, the platform previously known as Twitter, last month. "Do not ask me about it again. Thank you.”


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