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These are the 5 studio rules that Kendrick Lamar, SZA work by

'Shut up and look ugly for the homies.'


Samantha Grasso


Posted on Jun 10, 2017   Updated on May 23, 2021, 3:36 am CDT

Schoolboy Q is clearly one of those guys who would join fight club and then immediately tell someone about it—twice.

On Wednesday, the rapper snapped a glimpse of the studio rules for his record label, Top Dawg Entertainment, which also manages Kendrick Lamar, SZA, other Black Hippy members, among others. However, in sharing them to Snapchat, he kind of violated one of them in the process.

Depicted in a screenshot tweeted by a staffer for Revolt TV, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs‘ music network, the rules are short and simple, following a direct theme of, “if you act cool, then you are cool.”

The rules read as follows:

  1. If you ain’t one of the homes don’t be Instagraming you creepy muthafucka. I don’t wanna look on yo twitter and find a creepy ass pic of me or one of the homies, matter of fact, No Twitter or Instagram in the studio! Act like you been around a bunch of rich n****z from the bottom before!

  2. If the homies just met you and decide to clown yo bitch azz, sit there and deal with it. It’s part of the creative juices.

  3. Don’t touch, ask, or reach for Q’s weed, unless he thinks you cool enuff to pass it to you. We only smoke stersonals around here boy.

  4. Shut up and look ugly for the homies.

  5. Remember these rules and you might get a meal out the food budget!

OK, so, really there are four rules, but at least you know what you’re in for with the fifth one.

Maybe Q really just wanted everyone to be familiar with the weed guidelines before the next session? At least Snapchat wasn’t targeted on that social media ban.

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*First Published: Jun 10, 2017, 10:27 am CDT