Schoolboy Q Reveals He Stole the Metro Boomin Beat for “Dope Dealer”
Apparently Young Metro trusts Schoolboy.
A Metro Boomin beat may be harder to come by these days, but it's still just a call away for rap's upper echelon. As Schoolboy Q has been making his press rounds in conjunction with his new album, Blank Face LP, the TDE mainstay and former XXL Freshman stopped by Shade 45 to chop it up with DJ Whoo Kid and explained just how that coveted Metro Boomin song on the album, "Dope Dealer," came together.
"It's new for me, that Metro Boomin, but it's a slapper," explained Q when talking about working with ATL beatsmith. Groovy goes on to explain that TDE's president and founder, Anthony "Top" Tiffith was the one who put in a call to get Metro in the stu.
"He gave that beat to somebody else in TDE actually and they didn't want to use it. I can't remember who it was, but we were all there at the session and he was just playing shit for us.... I can't remember who was playing it, but I ended up, 'Yo, let me get that.'"
Schoolboy's album, which dropped earlier this month, features guest vocals from the likes of Miguel, Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak, Jadakiss and of course Kanye West on the LP's lead single, "THat Part." Other producers Groovy Q enlisted for his fourth studio LP include Alchemist, Southside, Cardo and Swizz Beatz.
Preceding the anticipated drop on July 8, TDE's resident class clown trolled rap fans by releasing a bogus album cover that featured the popular meme Jordan crying face. Schoolboy clarified in the interview that he was just using that cover as promo, but when blogs ran with it as the official cover, he decided to keep the joke going.
'I was about to put a bunch of pictures up but soon as I posted the first one everybody else just posted it, so I just trolled. I was like, 'Donald Trump Deluxe cover' just 'cuz people were stupid."
Check out Schoolboy talking about working with Kanye, people "dick sucking" Kendrick Lamar and more in the interview above.
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