• songfacts ®
  • Lyrics
  • "CrasH," finds Q reflecting on his success, which he achieved though hard grind overcoming a tough upbringing. The rapper grapples with dark thoughts about the reality of his fame and his concern for daughter Joy Hanley.

    My thoughts is sick, I don't have no sense, sometimes I crash

    Q recognizes that he must find a balance to have some peace of mind.
  • The song samples "Boom," a 1999 single by Detroit rapper Royce da 5'9'', which itself is based on a flip of Marc Hannibal's 1969 track, "Forever is a Long, Long Time."
  • Kendrick Lamar is listed as a co-writer on the track – it is one of six writing credits that the rapper has on CrasH Talk. Speaking with The Breakfast Club, Schoolboy Q explained that his labelmate was credited for the hands-on help that he gave.

    "I'll do the lyrics and I do everything, and he'll hear something [like], "Drop the beat out hard. Cut this verse off. You did this verse too long,'" Q said. "I used to be his hype man, so I think he just feel like he's obligated to always help me or some s--t. He pretty much do all my ad libs and song placements and stuff like that."
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Benny MardonesSongwriter Interviews

His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.

Laura NyroSongwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.

The Truth Is Out There: A History of Alien SongsSong Writing

The trail runs from flying saucer songs in the '50s, through Bowie, blink-182 and Katy Perry.

Mike Scott of The WaterboysSongwriter Interviews

The stories behind "Whole Of The Moon" and "Red Army Blues," and why rock music has "outlived its era of innovation."

Little RichardFact or Fiction

Was Long Tall Sally a transvestite? Did he really set his piano on fire? See if you know the real stories about one of Rock's greatest innovators.

dUg Pinnick of King's XSongwriter Interviews

dUg dIgs into his King's X metal classics and his many side projects, including the one with Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam.