Black Hippy is an American hip hop group from South Los Angeles, California, formed in 2009. The group is composed of West Coast rappers Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q. Black Hippy was constructed after all of its members were signed to Carson-based independent record label, Top Dawg Entertainment.
Although they have yet to release a full-length project as a group, the members are frequent collaborators, regularly appearing and contributing to each other's respective solo projects, oftentimes not even crediting one another as a featured artist. Lamar had stated that the group will never face demise due to the solidification of each member's career, before they release their debut album as a whole.
Lamar was the first to release his major label debut, with his album good kid, m.A.A.d city. The album was highly acclaimed and was certified platinum by the RIAA. Schoolboy Q followed shortly after with the release of Oxymoron, which was released on February 2014 and was also met with critical and commercial success.