Do you remember the controversial text conversation during the Grammy’s between Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar? Well now that the Grammy fever has officially died down, Schoolboy Q addresses the infamous convo made public by Macklemore himself.
During the ceremony Macklemore sent Lamar a text expressing his shock of winning “Best Rap Album” in which he thought Lamar was more deserving of it.
After the convo was made public, several people criticized Macklemore for his message, one major face being Drake, who stated his opinion during an interview with Rolling Stone.
“I was like, ‘You won. Why are you posting your text message? Just chill. Take your W, and if you feel you didn’t deserve it, go get better. Make better music –It felt cheap. It didn’t feel genuine. Why do that? Why feel guilt? You think those guys would pay homage to you if they won?”
Further adding insult to injury:
“This is how the world works: He made a brand of music that appealed to more people than me, Hov, Kanye and Kendrick. Whether people wanna say it’s racial, or whether it’s just the fact that he tapped into something we can’t tap into. That’s just how the cards fall. Own your sh-t.”
With Schoolboy having worked with both Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar, he addresses the Grammy convo between both artists, stating in an interview with The Source Magazine:
“All these rappers talking shit about Macklemore because of the text, but they wouldn’t be saying that shit if I sent the text out…or if Maino sent the text out. Bruh, if Maino sent the text out and put it on Instagram, niggas would be quiet. They wouldn’t say nothing.”
The Source interview also touched on the drug abuse details from his song “Prescription /Oxymoron”:
“Every bit of it is real,” Q says of the track. “So real I never listened to it. Never heard it. I mean, I made it [laughs], but that was it. I perform it every night, but I never listen to it because it’s too much. A part of me, like, kicks myself in the ass ‘cause my daughter was there. But a part of it makes me proud because I’m not that type of person no more. I’m, like, one of the best fathers in the world, you get what I’m saying?”
Schoolboy also adds his opinion of what other rapper in the game goes in depth about drugs and living life in the hood, all the while being real about the struggle.
“I’m not scared to put my real life in there like a lot of rappers,” he adds. “Five, six albums in and you still don’t know nothing about their life. You just know they rap good. They crack, but you still don’t know, like, who is this nigga grandma, who’s his uncle, what block he come from. How much was the sodas when he was a kid, you know what I’m saying? Niggas don’t put that type of shit in their music. Everybody’s a mobster now. They got the Vaseline, they got the dope, they got the burner, like who you got the burner from though? How many shots were in the burner? When the cops came what did you do with the burner, you get what I’m saying? What’s your momma name? What’s your homie name, where’s the park that you caught a fade at? Nobody’s going in depth with it like me. Only other nigga doing it like that is YG.”