For 10 days, Grantland staff writer Rembert Browne is at the South by Southwest Festival in Austin, collecting stories while trying not to die.
Schoolboy Q is having a phenomenal time in Austin.
As the second most famous member of the Kendrick Lamar–led Top Dawg Entertainment crew, Q had a great deal to celebrate on Wednesday, with a headlining position at SXSW staple THE FADER FORT Presented by Converse and then a cameo across the street at the Spotify Live compound to crash Kendrick's headlining set.
Beyond rapping, one of the hallmarks of Schoolboy's appeal (along with one of the reasons I didn't mind seeing him twice in less than three hours) is that he'll say anything and do anything and, more often than not, people will enjoy it.
Rocket Juice and the Moon feat. Erykah Badu, “Hey Shooter”
So you're maybe thinking, “Hey, Grantland, didn't you just warn me that Damon Albarn's new Flea-and-Tony Allen-featuring band Rocket Juice and the Moon was escalating the oddball musical-collaboration arms race to dangerous heights? Now you're offering me one of their tracks for my listening pleasure? What is happening here, Grantland?” First, stop calling me Grantland. I have a real name. Second: What is happening here? Erykah Badu is happening here.