ScHoolboy Q
ScHoolboy Q

Birth name

Quincey Matthew Hanley


October 26, 1986 (1986-10-26) (age 33)
Wiesbaden, Germany


Los Angeles, California, U.S.


Hip hop



Years active



Top Dawg Entertainment (2006-present)
Interscope (2011-present)

Associated acts

50 Cent, A$AP Rocky, Black Hippy, Danny Brown, Mac Miller, Tyga, Tyler, The Creator

Quincey Matthew Hanley (born October 26, 1986), better known by his stage name ScHoolboy Q, is an American rapper from South Central Los Angeles, California. In 2009, Q signed to Carson-based independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment and secured a recording contract with major label Interscope Records in late 2011. Q is also a member of Black Hippy, alongside his labelmates and fellow California-based rappers Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar.

In 2008, Q released his first full-length project, a mixtape titled ScHoolboy Turned Hustla, which was followed by his second mixtape, Gangsta & Soul, the following year. In 2011, he released his first independent album, Setbacks, to digital retailers only, which reached number 100 on the Billboard 200. A little over a year later, his second independent album, Habits & Contradictions, was also released exclusively to digital retailers. The album received generally positive reviews and debuted at #111 on the Billboard 200.

After signing with Interscope, Q subsequently began recording his major-label debut studio album, Oxymoron. The album was released in early 2014 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200. Its singles "Collard Greens", "Man of the Year" and "Studio" all charted on the Billboard Hot 100. 


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