Black Hippy, aka Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, was one of the featured performers at SXSW this year, and after the out-of-nowhere success of Kendrick Lamar, it was pretty much inevitable that they would be an instant hit in the rap community. Therefore, it was no surprise when, a day after their performance, my twitter timeline started blowing up with news about Black Hippy and about how smooth and creative their flows are.
Even though SXSW happened a while ago (well…a few weeks, but in music life, that is a lifetime), Beats TV just posted their interview with Black Hippy today. Check out what the LA based group has to say about how they are able to jell together despite their different personalities (and sounds for that matter), about how each individual draws different crowds, about how Schoolboy Q was not featured on the XXL Freshmen Cover, and about their live shows.
Also, in case you have never heard of Black Hippy but you are down with some chill rap, check out my favorite song of theirs, “Rolling Stone“.