ScHoolboy Q Net Worth
ScHoolboy Q Net Worth: $1,350,000
Related Net Worths: ASAP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Danny Brown, Mac Miller, Dom Kennedy, Curren$y
Sources: Top Dawg Entertainment, G.E.D. Inc., Universal Music Group, Interscope Records, Aftermath Entertainment
ScHoolboy Q a.k.a. Quincey Matthew Hanley is a West Coast rapper with a net worth of $1.35 million. Q is one fourth of the hip-hop group Black Hippy, along with Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock. He is also a successful solo artist, with three full-length albums and a number of hit singles to his name.
Although he’s best known for representing the neighborhood of south central L.A., Q was actually born in Germany on a US military base in 1986. Soon after his birth, however, he was moved back to the US, and California became his home.
Top Dawg and Black Hippy
Q got his start as a rapper through the independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment. His first recording session for Top Dawg saw him in the studio with Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, who would later become his bandmates in Black Hippy.
Q released his first mixtape, “Schoolboy Turned Hustla,” in 2008 on the independent label GED Inc. A year later, Q officially signed to Top Dawg, and he and his friends Jay Rock and Ab-Soul joined forces with labelmate Kendrick Lamar to form Black Hippy.
Another mixtape followed before the release of Q’s full-length debut, “Setbacks,” in 2011. The album featured collaborations with all of his Black Hippy cohorts, as well as artists BJ the Chicago Kid, Alori Joh, and Jhené Aiko. Q released the album exclusively through iTunes, and within less than a week it had already sold 1,000 copies and hit number 100 on the Billboard Hot 200 chart. Two weeks later, Q started giving the album away for free.
Q’s second full length album, “Habits + Contradictions,” another iTunes exclusive, was released in 2012. This album featured a long list of guest artists including A$AP Ty Beats, Lex Luger, Best Kept Secret, Mike WiLL Made It, Curren$y, and Dom Kennedy alongside Q’s friends from Black Hippy.
Major Label Debut
Later in 2012, Top Dawg signed a joint distribution deal with Interscope Records and Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. Thanks to this deal, Q’s next album, 2014′s “Oxymoron,” became his major label debut. It also became his first number one album, selling 139,000 copies in the US in its first week. The album featured many of the same guests artists who had appeared on Q’s previous albums, along with new guests like 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Kurupt, and Tyler, the Creator. From the album came a number of hit singles including “Collard Greens,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, “Yay Yay,” and “Man of the Year,” which became Q’s highest charting single at number 62 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Denver Concert Shooting
On June 19, 2014, an unidentified man with a rifle fired shots at an SUV carrying Q and others outside of a Nas, Flying Lotus, and Schoolboy Q concert. After being briefly detained, Q emerged unharmed from the incident, although three other people were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police have not yet been able to identify the shooter.
In his early life, Q had sold drugs and been a part of the L.A. Crips gang, although he has stated that he had quit gangbanging by the time his first album came out. There is currently no indication of whether the shooting was targeted at Q, or whether it was gang related or not.