(AllHipHop News) In an entertainment industry based on presentation, perception often times becomes reality and Schoolboy Q seems to fully understand this ideal. In a recent interview with MTV News, Schoolboy Q shared Ab-Soul's distaste for XXL's Black Hippy cover and addressed the popularity hierarchy in the group.
After calling the cover title "so disrespectful", Q reasoned that the shoot was proposed to them differently than what the title implied:
We didn’t go into that shoot saying, ‘This is Kendrick with Black Hippy photo shoot for the cover.’ We went in there and said, 'This is a Black Hippy shoot,’ so we expect a Black Hippy shoot.
While insulted by the title, Schoolboy Q does understand the reality of having a labelmate that has already begun his commercial ascension:
At the end of the day and I always say this, too, Kendrick, he’s way ahead of us. He’s a platinum artist. I haven’t dropped my album yet. [Jay] Rock’s working on his major-label album. Ab-Soul’s working on his major-label album. We still haven’t dropped our major-label albums, so honestly, at the same time, at the end of the day, I mean he is fucking Kendrick Lamar.
Check out the full interview with MTV News which also includes Jay Rock's feelings on the XXL cover: