ScHoolboy Q is just days away from dropping his highly anticipated Blank Face LP, but as he reveals in this new interview with Hot 97, these last couple years could have turned out very differently for the TDE star.

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Speaking with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez, Q opens up about how he almost quit rap after the release of 2014’s Oxymoron due to the strain of being away from his daughter so much. It’s a rare moment of honesty and maturity from one of the game’s free spirits, and puts hip-hop’s “Hustle Till I Die” mentality into perspective. After all, what’s the point of being rich if you have no one to share it with?

After ‘Oxymoron,’ I almost quit…I was gone for a year and a half, and then before that I was gone for a year, and then before that I was gone for six months. That’s three years. My daughter’s seven. The first two years I didn’t raise her because I was dirt broke. My daughter always lived with me, so I only got two years of raising her out of seven years. I’m not about to be that rapper, I’m not about to be that person that puts his job, his business, his money over his family. I go out and I please everybody else, making this money and making other people money, meanwhile my kid, my family, they’re sitting back waiting for me to come home.

Throughout the interview, ScHoolboy also talks about staying off lean, the story behind those “troll” Blank Face LP covers and his hilarious reaction when he first heard Kanye’s verse on “That Part.” Watch the full interview below.

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