ScHoolboy Q and A$AP Rocky were two of the most bubbling artists in the underground before their success reached a mainstream surface. While A$AP was still off the hype of Live.Love.A$AP and ScHoolboy had just released Habits & Contradictions the following year.
Both artists made appearances on each others albums, with Q appearing on “Brand New Guy” with an incredible verse and then A$AP later returned the favor when he touched today’s TBT, “Hands On The Wheel.” Throughout the summer of 2012, “Hands On The Wheel” took the underground by storm. With a hook sampling Kid Cudi ‘s “Pursuit of Happiness” performed by Leslie, the indie rock sampled-hook blended with the gullyness of both Rocky and Q made for an excellent banger. It was a solid introduction for anyone who wasn’t familiar with Q at the time.
The two artists together proved to have incredible chemistry and five years later, are still getting hounded by fans to do more music with each other (we’ll get more tomorrow when Cozy Tapes Vol 2 drops). The beginning of their public musical relationship with each other was conceived after the popularity of “Hands On The Wheel.”