Album: Habits & Contradictions
Label: Top Dawg Entertainment
The realest never have bodyguards. They walk through the mall unadorned and unaccompanied. ScHoolboy Q knows. He lets you know in the first seconds of “There He Go.” Initially leaked off of Q’s second album, Habits & Contradictions, “There He Go” is a personal statement turned unhinged assault. Adopting the cartoonish vocal inflections of Nick Minaj, Q tempers the high-pitched hook with snarling avowals of individual and collective rap supremacy. Expletives are unloaded with abandon, the count so high that Q even comments on his affinity for four-letter exclamation. “There He Go” also succeeds sonically, ranking highly among Sounwave’s best beats. Above all, the song cemented Q as TDE’s most charismatic member, a forceful and unapologetically authentic rapper with equally engaging lyrics and delivery.