It's been a long time coming, but Oxymoron, ScHoolboy Q's new album, is nearly here. In less than a week, we'll finally have an album to flesh out brilliant early releases like "Man of the Year" and "Collard Greens." TDE's time is now.

With all the delays, it's only natural to wonder where this new record is coming from. What's shaped its sound? Who was Q listening to while he put it together?

Complex sat down with TDE's free spirit to talk about the albums that have meant the most to him. These are ScHoolboy Q's 25 favorite albums

As told to Insanul Ahmed (@Incilin)

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