Following the decline in his 2016 project Blank Face LP, ScHoolboy Q’s confidence reached an all-time low.
“It fucked me up real bad,” he admitted to Charlamange.
With his Blank Face album getting good reviews, Q didn’t care because his project wasn’t making the sales he expected.
“Fuck the reviews! These is nerds reviewing your shit dawg!” he said. “Fuck the good reviews… The response of good reviews and seeing shows not sold out made me confused.”
“I was so introspective. The first album just like… I’m trying to win muthafuckas over so bad,” he said. “Like, what am I doing? This is not Q.”
“The other one was trying to sound like whatever I was listening to,” he continued. “And the other one was just completely trash,” he said laughing. “That’s how I came up with CrasH. I kept crashing.”
Schoolboy Q would also later bring up how golf became an outlet for him to get outside and meet new people.
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Many might not be aware of how close the TDE rapper was to the late Mac Miller as he would be questioned on the artist and also Nipsey Hussle and get choked up and teary-eyed while commenting on his friend. Q would say he was on some “weak ass shit” when he defended himself to those who criticized him for grieving their deaths quietly instead of posting about them on social media.
“The fact that I let them do that to me… I’ll never do that again,” he said. “As strong as I am in my mind, I was that insecure that I had to say something.”
“I played him [Mac Miller] CrasH Talk before he passed,” Q continued tearfully. “That Mac shit bruh… to this day, I just don’t understand how I can’t call my n*gga no more.”
Next to his comments on these tragedies and facing his mental health, Q also celebrated his new album, sobriety and also said he’s now more mentally and physically fit than ever.
“I learned to please yourself more than please others because you’re never gonna win,” he said.
Take a look at the full interview below.