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ScHoolboy Q's 9 Most Important Guest Verses

With the Black Hippy rapper's major label debut just a week away, here are his nine best features

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ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron features a number of tantalizing guests, from 2 Chainz and Raekwon to Suga Free and Kurupt. But Q has always been active as a guest rapper himself, which helped build his career up to where it is now thanks to guest spots on songs from A$AP RockyMacklemore and his Black Hippy compatriot Kendrick Lamar.  

Here are his nine most important features.

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - JUNE 02: (L-R) Schoolboy Q, Trinidad James and A$AP Rocky attend HOT 97 Summer Jam XX at MetLife Stadiu
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A$AP Rocky ft. ScHoolboy Q, "Brand New Guy"

"Brand New Guy" is one the most popular tracks off of A$AP Rocky's debut mixtape. But what's most notable about it now is how unrefined both he and Schoolboy Q sound, even just three years ago. Here, Q makes a reference to Audio Push's forgotten local hit "Teach Me How to Jerk" and bizarrely compares himself to a mix of Biggie, Tupac and 50 Cent. Still, the verse is as grimy and nasty as we would come to expect from Q.

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Kendrick Lamar ft. ScHoolboy Q, "The Spiteful Chant"

On Kendrick Lamar's deep and contemplative Section.80, "The Spiteful Chant" is basically what it advertises, given that the chorus finds Kendrick repeating, "I'm going big, suck my dick." Its brashness makes it perfect for a Q feature, and though his verse is perfectly seething, it's also humble—Q frames his ego as coming from a place where he once only had a Glock to his name.

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Action Bronson & The Alchemist ft. ScHoolboy Q, "Demolition Men"

Over a squealing electric guitar beat produced by The Alchemist and wedged into Action Bronson's quasi-blaxploitation revival album Rare Chandeliers, Q kicks a pure stick-up verse, sounding mean and angry but still dropping jokes about former NBA-er Penny Hardaway.

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A$AP Rocky ft. ScHoolboy Q, "PMW (All I Really Need)"

On "Brand New Guy," A$AP Rocky and Q rapped about the joy of newfound possessions, whereas "PMW (All I Really Need)" is a party song that circles back to where they were before they hit it big: "Pussy, money, weed / That's all a n---a need." Q, though, is less stoned and more ecstatic than Rocky, bragging about dropping 30 grand to fly girls around the country.

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Hollis and ScHoolboy Q, "White Walls"

Even given his proximity to Kendrick Lamar, "White Walls" is easily the biggest look of ScHoolboy Q's career. The track is Macklemore's goofy, self-depreciation car anthem, but Q brings an undeniable edge to the track with lines about snorting coke and drunk-driving his uncle's Cadillac at age 14.

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A$AP Ferg ft. French Montana, Trinidad James, ScHoolboy Q and A$AP Rocky, "Work (Remix)"

Q's turn on the superstar remix of A$AP Ferg's "Work" isn't his most lively, but he quickly finds his footing on the beat, spitting his verse with a hypnotic, halting flow. He also finds a novel way to warn us that he's unforgiving: "My heart from where Santa stay."

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Vince Staples ft. ScHoolboy Q, "Back Sellin' Crack"

A song about unrepentant drive, "Back Sellin' Crack" is wheelhouse stuff for Q, but he does his thing as well as you'd want. Over a tense and soulful beat produced by Mac Miller (under his producer alias Larry Fisherman), Q traces the source of his bravado.

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E-40 ft. Danny Brown and ScHoolboy Q, "All My N----s"

"All My N----s" has a ghostly beat with plenty of open space, leaving Q plenty of room to color his verse with yammering alien ad-libs. It's not a style he deploys all that often, but it's perfect for a song with a rapper as singularly inventive as E-40.

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Tinashe ft. ScHoolboy Q, "2 On"

Q probably isn't the first choice for many R&B singers looking for a rap verse. But there's a swagger to 21-year-old singer Tinashe's lyrics—"If you a lame, n---a you ain't making no noise—which makes for a good lead-in to Q's straight vulgarities

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