In Hip Hop History Today “Schoolboy Q releases Setbacks” January 11, 2011
Setbacks is the debut studio album by hip hop recording artist ScHoolboy Q, released for digital download on January 11, 2011 under Top Dawg Entertainment. The album features guest appearances from fellow Black Hippy members Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and singer-songwriters Alori Joh, Jhené Aiko and BJ the Chicago Kid. The album’s production was handled by Lord Quest, Willie B, Focus…, Rahki, Phonix Beats, Tae Beast, DJ Wes, King Blue, Sounwave and more. Schoolboy Q titled the album Setbacks, due to the limitations he experienced and endured before releasing the album. After the release of Setbacks, the album reached number 100 on the US Billboard 200, number 12 on the Top Rap Albums, number 25 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 13 on the Top Independent Albums chart. Only a few weeks after Setbacks was released, it already had 4,395 downloads and was praised by fans and critics alike. Listen to Setbacks above.