Quincy Matthew Hanley (born October 26, 1986), better known by his stage name Schoolboy Q (often stylized ScHoolboy Q), is an American hip hop recording artist from South Central Los Angeles, California. In 2009, Hanley signed to Carson-based independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) and in late 2011, secured a recording contract with major label Interscope Records. Hanley is a member of hip hop group Black Hippy, along with label-mates and fellow West Coast rappers Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar.
In 2008, Hanley released his first full-length project, a mixtape titled ScHoolboy Turned Hustla, for free online with G.E.D. Inc.. Preceded by a second mixtape, which was released in 2009, with Top Dawg Ent., Schoolboy Q followed up with his first independent album, Setbacks, released January 2011. The project, released under TDE to digital retailers only, reached #100 on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling close to 1,000 digital copies in its first week released. A little over a year later, his second independent album Habits & Contradictions, was also released exclusively to digital retailers. The album generally favorable reviews and debuted at #111 on the US Billboard 200, with first-week sales of 3,900 digital copies in the United States.
After signing with Interscope, he subsequently began recording his major label debut studio album, entitled Oxymoron. The album, preceded by the lead single "Collard Greens", is set to be released sometime in January, 2014.