His latest project, Habits & Contradictions

Schoolboy Q: “It’s the prequel to Setbacks. The reason why I had setbacks is because of my bad habits and how I kept contradicting myself. So I figured just like Setbacks, I put it all in the same album. People see the vision in that. There’s a lot of fun records on there, but they all mean something.

“My bad habits are smoking weed, hanging out too late, being lazy, hustling, gang-banging and shooting shit. Normal nigga shit. All that gangster shit, that’s all bad habits. I contradicted myself when I went to jail and I said I wasn’t doing this type of shit no more, as soon as I got out, I came in and did it. Praying up to God, praying for forgiveness, I promise I won’t do this no more and then getting druggy with hoes again. ‘Druggy with Hoes,’ that’s a real bad habit. [Laughs.]

 

I never took pills before in my life. I like to say it in music, but I only did ecstasy five times. I’m not really into that sh*t like that, but I mean it’s cool to talk about it in music. [Laughs.]

 

“But I never took pills before in my life. I like to say it in music, but I only did ecstasy five times. I’m not really into that shit like that, but I mean it’s cool to talk about it in music. [Laughs.]

“I was a sacrilegious person. I was praying to God, asking him for forgiveness. I come around and I do something else. I was the worst type of dude when it comes to that. I’d go to church but not really go to church. Read the Bible, act like I’m really trying to learn the words, and then go do some dumb shit.

“Every time something wrong, I sit there and pray like I didn’t know what I was doing. I think there was some of the weakest, dumbest shit ever. You know what you doing. We grown men out here. You know what you doing. Sometime you just gotta have that straight. I know it’s hard, but you gotta fight for a lot of shit.”