Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q Score Their First Platinum Solo Singles

Congratulations are in order for TDE’s Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q. The TDE label mates have earned their first solo certified platinum singles for “Alright”and “Studio,” respectively.

As two of hip-hop’s most promising stars, it’s a bit surprising that K. Dot and Groovy Q have never had platinum singles, in spite of their platinum-selling albums, until now. The feat, however, is well-deserved considering each rapper’s track record.

In the past, Kendrick has achieved RIAA recognition for songs like “Poetic Justice” and “Swimming Pools (Drank),” both of which achieved gold status. Q has found similar success with collaborative efforts such as Tinashe’s “2 On” which was certified gold back in 2014.

More recently, the Oxymoron rapper has hinted at the completion of his third full-length album as well as several new songs with R&B newcomer Anderson .Paak.

“I’m halfway done with it,” Q told Zane Lowe in a recent interview. “I’ve never been this inspired, this soon.”

The forthcoming album is reportedly an introspective one as it will explore the many other layers of the Cali rapper we’ve come to know and love.

“It’s moreso my life after I made it to the point of ScHoolboy Q,” he said.  “I gave you me, but I never gave you the other side of me: the father, the dude that’s actually happy, the dude that doesn’t be in the hood just hanging out. The dude that’s trying to put his homies in position now. I’m not a deadbeat father anymore.”

Take a listen to the entire exchange between ScHoolboy Q and Zane Lowe below.

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