By Scott T. Sterling
East Coast meets West Coast on “Californication,” a new collaboration between New York’s A$AP Rocky of the A$AP Mob and Los Angeles’ Schoolboy Q. representing Top Dawg Entertainment, AKA TDE (which also includes Kendrick Lamar).
The gritty track rides on a slow and low tempo with buzzing bass lines, as the two rappers trade lascivious (and very NSFW) verses — listen below.
Fans looking to get a copy of the new song featuring the two marquee rappers will need to pick up the special Target edition of Schoolboy Q’s recently released new album, Oxymoron.
Q and Rocky have a long history of recording collaborations, with both appearing on Schoolboy Q’s single, “Hands on the Wheel,” A$AP Rocky’s “Brand New Guy,” as well as the remix of A$AP Ferg’s Chromatics-sampling “Work,” with the updated version turning it into a posse cut that also featured verses from Trinidad James and French Montana.
Schoolboy Q has lined up an extensive world tour in support of Oxymoron, which kicks off on March 2 in Boston, MA, and includes a stop at this year’s Counterpoint Music Festival in Atlanta, GA, on April 25.