Who is Schoolboy Q and what is his net worth 2018? Known by his stage name, Schoolboy Q was born as Quincey Matthew Hanley on October 26, 1986 in Wiesbaden, Germany on a military base. He is an American hip hop artist from South Central, Los Angeles. Schoolboy Q got interested in music when he was 21 as he wanted to express himself through music. In 2006, he started working with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and recorded at their studio in Carson called ‘House of Pain’ along with collaborations with in-house artists. In July 2008, he released his debut mix-tape titled ‘Schoolboy Turned Hustla’ with G.E.D Inc.
One thing led to another and following the release of his first mix-tape, he was signed by TDE in 2009 where he also created the band ‘Black Hippy’ with Jay Rock, Ab Soul and Kendrick Lamar. After his little rivalry with West Coast rapper 40 Glocc, Schoolboy Q released a diss song called ‘Ezell (40 Glocc Killa)’ questioning 40 Glocc’s gang banging habits. Schoolboy Q’s next mix-tape titled ‘Gangsta & Soul’ was released on May 14, 2009 and also included the infamous diss track.
2010 was a year of touring and making music with his ‘Black Hippy’ band-mates’ after which he released his first independent album titled ‘Setbacks’ on iTunes in 2011. It took the 100th spot on the US Billboard 200 chart and after selling more than a 1000 digital copies in the first week, it was distributed for free on Twitter. Schoolboy Q had gained huge popularity on the internet by now.
He performed for the first time on stage at the Key Club in West Coast, California on March 11, 2011. He was also put behind bars for marijuana possession in the same year. He released ‘Habits and Contradictions’ on iTunes in 2012 and the album picked up very well debuting at number 25 on Top R&B Hip Hop Albums, number 16 on Top Rap Albums, number 17 on Top Independent Albums and at number three on Top Heatseekers.
In 2012, his deal with TDE ended following TDE’s joint venture association with Aftermath Entertainment and Interscope Records. ‘Hands on Wheel’ was released as a promotional single on iTunes by Interscope Records. Scoolboy Q collaborated with various artists over the year and in June 2013 he performed with Snoop Dogg, Miguel and Kendrick Lamar and in the same month he released a new single titled ‘Collard Greens’ from his upcoming album ‘Oxymoron’.
Scoolboy Q performed “White Walls’ with Ryan Lewis and Macklemore on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’. He was also nominated at the 2014 Grammys for being a part of the ‘Album of the Year’ titled ‘The Heist’ with Ryan Lewis and Macklemore. Q was also seen performing ‘Man of the Year’ on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ by NBC in 2014. He also went on tour for three months in the same year to promote his major label debut.
He also featured on the cover of the popular hip-hop magazine called ‘The Source’ in its April 2014 issue. Scoolboy Q released his single ‘Groovy Tony’ in April 2016 and followed it up by another single titled ‘The Part’ in May, which featured Kanye west. In June 2016, he revealed that he will title his next album ‘Black Face LP’ and was also seen performing a medley of ‘Groovy Tony’ and ‘The Part’ on ‘The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert’.
Schoolboy Q was raised by a single mother and was given a random last name. He grew up in LA, California and attended John Muir Middle School. He was also a keen American Football player and played at many positions in his college days. He graduated from Crenshaw High School and later attended various other colleges including West Los Angeles College from where he was picked to play American Football for the West Los Angeles Oilers.
Before getting into music, Scoolboy Q was involved with a few gangs and drug dealing for which he was also arrested in 2007. His daughter, Joyce who was born in 2010 has also received a mention in many of his songs and featured in several of his music videos.
Schoolboy Q Net Worth
The estimated net-worth of Scoolboy Q is approximately $3.2 million which has been earned through his big collaborations and popular music. He loves his cars and owns a variety of them to choose from. He recently added 2012 McLaren MP4-12C to his collection. He also bought a lavish six bed and eight bath mansion in Calabasas, CA worth $3 million. We can be rest assured that the numbers are rising for this artist. After his recent big record deal and his upcoming album being on the cards, we will definitely see an increase in his net-worth in the near future.
Schoolboy Q’s popularity started picking up in 2014 after many years of collaborating with other artists and making good music. This is a time in his life when he can make the most influence as it has been a long time since he has been involved in a controversy and has a successful album in the previous year to back him up. This American rapper and hip hop artist is sitting at the top of his career while getting a chance to work with the best in the industry.