His group, Black Hippy

Schoolboy Q: “We formed that in like 2009 [with Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul]. When I was slacking on music and I was on selling Oxycontin, I decided to come up with the group. I figured if I wrote on one verse I would be straight. I figured that could work because I was too busy trying to make money. I figured I could just write a verse and they can handle everything else, so I figured let’s just come up with a group.

“I always was just running with the name Hippy and Kendrick put the Black in front of it and we came up with Black Hippy. We did it to just fuck around. We did the record and everybody went crazy for it and then we just had to stick with it.”