Government name: Quincy Matthew Hanley
According to Q, he excelled as a student through the 12th grade, maintaining a 3.3 GPA in a magnet program, and playing three sports. Around his South Central Los Angeles neighborhood, though, he'd joined the Hoover Crips and started selling drugs. So "Schoolboy" was a nod to multitasking. By the time he started rolling with Top Dawg Entertainment, he didn't have a real rap name, he just went by Q, for Quincy. It was TDE president Punch who thought to add the "Schoolboy." It was a good idea. "ScHoolboy Q" is an excellent rap name.