V Exclusive! Schoolboy Q Says 50 Cent “Probably Saved My Life”


Vibe / April 13, 2012

Schoolboy Q opens up about 50’s Cent’s influence on his music

“We got the same shit going on. Everything he talk about is the same shit I did. I relate to Fifty…I can listen to 50 Cent and tell he really mean what he’s saying. He’s one of them niggas that got away with confidence. Fifty ain’t got the best bars, he ain’t got Jay-Z bars but his confidence on a record…you can’t deny it. I seen where he was doing an interview about Ja-Rule during the beef shit, he was saying that any nigga that just getting out of jail that don’t know what to do with himself is getting into the rap game. Recently when I just got out of jail I didn’t now what to do I wasn’t going to try and finish playing football. That’s when I was fucking around with rapping, I wasn’t really rapping but when I heard that I was like fuck it…I really went hard at it. Fifty probably saved my life on some real shit.”

Interview by Jolie Sanchez