"Hoover Street" - Schoolboy Q [YouTube Official Music Video]

Patrick Lyons

by Patrick Lyons

Published May 20, 2014

"Hoover Street," one of the most personal songs on Schoolboy Q's hyper-personal Oxymoron, has just received fittingly literal video treatment. Watch the time-lapsing clip, which cuts out the first minute and a half of the song's album version, above.

Following Q from elementary school age to adolescence, with current-day Q providing background narration, "Hoover Street" gives us a window into the South Central rapper's introduction to violence and drugs in his neighborhood. Existing somewhere between Kendrick Lamar's "The Art of Peer Pressure" and Danny Brown's "Torture" in terms of its protagonist's narrative, this video finds Schoolboy Q being both harrowed and enthralled by his uncle's use and distribution of drugs and his "cuz" showing him his first AK-47. "Hoover Street" contains some of the best storytelling you'll find in hip hop this year, and its video just adds more hues to the already-vivid picture Q has painted us.

Stream Oxymoron right here on Zumic, and head over to Schoolboy Q's Zumic artist page for more of his music, videos and news.


Source: Schoolboy Q Official YouTube Channel

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