Schoolboy Q Is Still ‘A Gangster Rapper’ Despite His ‘Fun Records’

The ever-eccentric Schoolboy Q has no problem forging his own path. So while most rappers eschew labels that peg them into restrictive sonic niches, the ex-Crip-turned-MC proudly declares his own artistic designation: gangster rapper. “I’m not one of them rappers that’s scared to put a title on their name,” Schoolboy Q told MTV News. “Conscious rappers never like to be called conscious rappers and a lyrical rapper never like to be a party rapper. I’m a gangster rapper, that’s who I am. I happen to make fun records at the same time, that’s what I do. I joke, I bag on n—-s, my personality is like that, but I am a gangster rapper and that’s what I’m gonna bring to the table.” Hear him explain in the video above.