ScHoolboy Q’s Coming up With A New Album: 5 Things We Want

ScHoolboy Q's upcoming album could be be his best one yet.

ScHoolboy Q’s upcoming album could be be his best one yet.

The wait for ScHoolboy Q‘s follow-up to 2016’s Blank Face LP is almost over. On thursday last week the raper dropped his first single in nearly three years with “Numb Numb Juice,”  the lead track from his forthcoming yet-to-be-titled album.

Although the project was due out last year, the death of Q’s close friend and collaborator, Mac Miller ultimately pushed the album back. “With my n***a Mac gone right now, I just don’t feel right putting out an album,” he said during a concert last fall. “I’ma go back, and I’ma figure out when I’ma put this fucking album out because y’all are going to get this album. I promise that.”

With each project Q’s released, he’s managed to reinvent his sound without having to compromise his own artistry. “Numb Numb Juice” was definitely a teaser, but it’s not enough to predict what Q has up his sleeves on his next album. With that in mind, here’s a list of five things we’d love to see from ScHoolboy Q’s forthcoming album.

What’s on your list?

Black Hippy Posse Cut

Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar and Ab-Soul of Black Hippy pose for a portrait backstage at Fader Fort during SXSW on March 16, 2012 in Austin, Texas.

It’s no longer 2013, so the possibility of ScHoolboy QKendrick LamarJay Rock, and Ab-Soul locking into the studio for a full-length Black Hippy album is incredibly slim.

In 2017, the rapper shattered the dreams of TDE fans by saying that Black Hippy doesn’t really have time to work on a joint effort together, nor are they really interested in doing so. But he didn’t shut down any possibility of them getting on the same track.

Aside from Q’s “THat Part (Remix),” the last time we heard all four rappers on the same song was on Jay Rock’s “Vice City.” We’re hoping that Q rallies the squad together for one posse cut on his upcoming project.

More Personal Material

Rapper Schoolboy Q and daughter Joy Hanley attend The 59th GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

In a recent interview with DJ Booth, “Numb Numb Juice” producer DJ FU, revealed that Q’s new project will touch on some deeply personal subjects, which is something we’d love to hear more from him on this new body of work.

“He’s really tapping into some personal shit, and he’s giving you vibes. I always tell him it’s ScHoolboy 2.0. He’s transformed. I honestly think that he’s gonna get Album of the Year,” Fu told the publication. “Wait until you hear the other songs that they got.”

Classic Q Street Bangers

Schoolboy Q performs during the BET Music Matters Showcase at SXSW at Brazos Hall on March 14, 2013 in Austin, Texas.

While we’re banking on Q to deliver some introspective tracks on his new project, it wouldn’t be a ScHoolboy project without its fair share of certified hard-hitting bangers to ride out to this summer.

Oxymoron had “Man Of The Year” and “Hell Of A Night,” Blank Face LP had “That Part” with Kanye, and Habits & Contradictions had “Hands On The Wheel.” With his new project set to arrive soon, we expect the project to include a healthy amount of bangers.

Collaboration With California OG

ScHoolboy Q performs on Camp Stage during day two of Tyler, the Creator's 5th Annual Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival at Exposition Park on November 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

Although ScHoolboy Q has cited East Coast rappers like Biggie, Nas, and Jay-Z as his biggest influences, he’s also made a concerted effort to pay homage to California legends who paved the way for him. Oxymoronincluded features from Suga Free and Kurupt while E-40 and Tha Dogg Pound made appearances on Blank Face. On his upcoming project, we’re hoping he carries this tradition and works with another Cali legend. DJ Quik possibly? Snoop DoggXzibit?

Mac Miller collaboration

Mac Miller performs on Camp Stage during day 1 of Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival 2017 at Exposition Park on October 28, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Mac Miller and ScHoolboy Q’s relationship was far deeper than music. The two had a steady bromance going on that was displayed through their respective social media accounts. The death of Mac Miller had a deep impact on ScHoolboy Q who announced that he was pushing back the release of his project due to his friend’s passing. Although we haven’t heard a collaboration from the two in a few years, we hope that ScHoolboy Q includes some sort of collaboration, whether it be a verse or production from the late Miller.



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