Schoolboy Q, born Quincy Mattew Hanley, is a famous American rapper and songwriter with a net worth of $6 million.
He was born on the 26th of October 1986 in Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany but was raised in Los Angeles. He is a member of a hip-hop supergroup Black Hippy alongside Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock.
In 2008, he released his first mixtape dubbed “ScHoolboy Turned Hustla.” The next year, he signed a deal with Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), who distributed his second project titled “Gangsta & Soul.” His second mixtape reached #100 on the US Billboard 200 chart. In 2011, he released his debut studio album titled “Setbacks.” The album reached the 12th spot on the US Rap Chart.
Schoolboy Q joined Interscope Records the same year his debut album was released. A year after joining Interscope, he released his second studio album titled “Habits & Contradictions,” which peaked at #16 on the US Rap Chart.
He dropped his third studio album titled “Oxymoron” in 2014. The album debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart and was preceded by tracks such as “Hell of a Night,” “Studio (feat BJ the Chicago Kid),” “Man of the Year,” and “Collard Greens (feat Kendrick Lamar).”
His third studio album “Oxymoron” is one of his most impressive projects ever. It received a Platinum certification from the RIAA and peaked at #1 on the Top Rap Albums Chart, Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, and the Billboard 200 chart respectively.
His next two albums “Blank Face LP” and “Crash Talk” reached the top of the Rap Albums and R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The Blank Face LP album reached the top position on the US Rap and R&B/Hip-Hop Charts and peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200.
Schoolboy Q’s popular songs include Studio featuring BJ the Chicago Kid, Collard Greens featuring Kendrick Lamar, Man of the Year, That Part featuring Kanye West, and Hands of the Wheel featuring A$AP Rocky.
Schoolboy Q has appeared in other songs as a featuring artist, including the 2x Platinum songs “Work (Remix)” by A$AP Ferg and “White Walls” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
|Full Name||Quincy Matthew Hanley|
|Popular Name||Schoolboy Q|
|Place of Birth||Wiesbaden, West Germany|
|Date of Birth||October 26, 1986|
|Age||37 Years (2023)|
|Education||John Muir Middle School, Crenshaw High School, Glendale Community College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles City College, West Los Angeles College|
|Net Worth||$6 Million|
Early Life and Biography
Quincy Matthew Hanley (a.k.a Schoolboy Q) was born on October 26, 1986, in Wiesbaden, West Germany on a United States Army base. His ethnicity is mixed as he was born to an African-American mother and a Honduran-American father.
Quincy’s parents were already divorced and separated before he was born. His mother christened him with a random surname instead of letting him use her last name or that of his father.
His father served in the Army and stayed with the troops after the birth of Schoolboy Q. So, he stayed with his mother who relocated to Texas and later moved to South Central Los Angeles.
Schoolboy Q started playing football at 6 and by 21, he was already a professional player. He played multiple positions, including cornerback, returner, receiver, and tailback.
Growing up, Quincy was enrolled in various schools, including the likes of John Muir Middle School, Crenshaw High School, Glendale Community College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles City College, and West Los Angeles College.
Schoolboy Q was raised in South Central Los Angeles and joined a gang known as the 52 Hoover Gangster Crips in the neighborhood. Eventually, he became a drug dealer selling drugs such as crack cocaine and Oxycontin.
In 2007, he was arrested for a home invasion and sentenced to 6 months in prison but he served half of the jail sentence under house arrest.
Schoolboy Q had a knack for music from his teenage years. He wrote his first poem at the age of 16 but didn’t take the music seriously till he was 21.
Schoolboy Q’s professional music career began in 2006 while working with Carson-based music company Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). He spent time composing and recording tracks at their House of Pain studio.
He worked with several music artists and happened to meet his future Black Hippy members Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, and Ab-Soul while working in TDE’s music studio.
His debut mixtape “Schoolboy Turned Hustla” was released and distributed on July 29, 2008, by G.E.D. Inc. Following the successful release of his mixtape, Schoolboy Q signed a contract with Top Dawg Entertainment in 2009.
In May 2019, Schoolboy Q released his second mixtape “Gangsta & Soul,” which was his first official project with TDE.
His debut music album “Setbacks” was released in January 2011. The album reached #100 on the Billboard 20 chart and peaked at #12 and #25 on the Top Rap Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts respectively.
His second studio album “Habits & Contradictions” was released in 2012. One of the singles in the album “Hands on the Wheel” featuring A$AP Rocky was certified Gold by the RIAA. Also, the album reached #111 on the Billboard 200 chart. It also peaked at #16 and #25 on the Top Rap Albums and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts respectively.
His third studio album “Oxymoron” was released in 2014 under Interscope Records. The album featured several hit songs, including 2x Platinum singles such as “Studio” featuring BJ the Chicago Kid, “Man of the Year,” “Collard Greens” featuring rapper Kendrick Lamar, and a Gold-certified single “Hell of a Night.”
The Oxymoron album eventually reached Platinum status and peaked at the number-one spot on the Canadian and U.S. charts.
In 2014, Schoolboy Q released his fourth studio album titled “Blank Face LP,” which reached #2 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album also hit #1 on the Top Rap Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The album, which was later certified Gold made it to the top 10 of several charts in Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand. One of the album’s songs “That Part” featuring Kanye West was certified 2x Platinum.
In 2019, Schoolboy Q released another album titled “Crash Talk.” The album was initially scheduled to be released in 2018 but was postponed due to the death of his longtime friend and colleague Mac Miller.
At the time of release, the album peaked at #3 on the Billboard 200 charts and topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts. The album had two Gold-certified songs “Floating” featuring 21 Savage and “Numb Numb Juice.”
Schoolboy Q’s music journey has been incredible music as he has released several hit singles and worked with top artists, including Gorillaz, A$AP Rocky, E-40, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Chris Brown, Tyga, 21 Savage, Kanye West, Tinashe, Ab-Soul, and BJ the Chicago Kid.
Furthermore, he has received several award nominations, which has seen him win several awards. Schoolboy Q received a BET Award nomination for the Best New Artist category. He also received BET Hip Hop Award nominations in other categories such as Best Collabo, Duo or Group (“Studio“), Rookie of the Year, and Album of the Year (“Oxymoron“).
He received five Grammy nominations in the Album of the Year category for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “The Heist” in 2014. In 2015, he was nominated in the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration category for the track “Studio.”
The same year, he was nominated in the Best Rap Album category for “Oxymoron.” In 2017, he received two Grammy nominations in the Best Rap Album category for “Blank Face LP” and Best Rap Performance for “That Part.”
He won the Most Performed R&B/Hip-Hop Songs award in the 2014 BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards for the song “White Walls” (with Macklemore) in 2014 and “Studio” feat BJ the Chicago Kid). The next year, he won the same award for “2 On” with singer Tinashe.
Moreover, he received a London Pop Award for the track “That Part” (with Kanye West) at the 2017 BMI London Awards. He got a nomination in the MTV Video Music Awards for Artist to Watch for the video track “Schoolboy Q: Man of the Year.”
Schoolboy has two daughters, who were born ten years apart. His first daughter Joyce “Joy” Hanley was born on April 24, 2009, while her sister was born on January 2014.
His daughter Joy has made several cameo appearances in his music videos, including “Break The Bank,” “Phenomenon,” “There He Go,” and “Nightmare on Figg St.” She also graced the cover of his 2014 album “Oxymoron” and her vocals were sampled and used some of the album’s tracks.
Schoolboy Q is a huge fan and supporter of the San Francisco 49ers as well as the Los Angeles Angels baseball team. In October 2019, Schoolboy Q took to Twitter to acknowledge his Honduran descent.
Schoolboy Q reportedly purchased a 6,819-square-foot property in Calabasas, California for $3 million. The Calabasas house was built in 1992 and it contains several top-notch facilities, including a swimming pool, a tennis court, a walk-in pantry, a guesthouse, a wrought-iron staircase, six bedrooms, and eight bathrooms.
Schoolboy Q Net Worth
Schoolboy Q’s net worth has been on an upward trajectory over the years. The American recording artist and rapper has multiple income sources such as album sales, live performances, record & distribution deals, streaming royalties, brand ambassadorship, promotions, endorsements, and more.
Quincy Mattew Hanley has an impressive music catalog consisting of several platinum singles and albums. His net worth is projected to increase in the coming years. At the time of writing, Schoolboy Q has a net worth of over $4 million.