ScHoolboy Q is back. The TDE signee hasn’t released a proper studio album since 2016’s Blank Face LP. Plans for a follow-up came to a screeching halt when his friend and collaborator Mac Miller suddenly died from a drug overdose last September.
During a 2018 concert, he told the crowd, “With my nigga gone right now, I just don’t feel right putting out an album. As y’all can tell, I’m not my real self right now. I shouldn’t even be here right now. But like I said, my nigga Mac would not want me to be in the house sad.
“I’m just not ready to walk into the radio station and the first thing they ask me is ‘So Mac Miller…’ I’m not ready to deal with those questions. I’m not ready to put nothing out right now. I’m sorry.”
But on Monday (March 11), Q returned with a Twitter announcement, revealing new music was definitely on the way.
“2 more days…..finally,” he wrote.
2 more days…… finally ?
— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolboyQ) March 12, 2019
The 32-year-old artist followed up with an Instagram post on Tuesday (March 12), which included a video clip titled “RANDOM HOURS WITH Q.”
“2morrow nigHt we back at it,” he wrote in the caption.. @xonie_”
As promised, ScHoolboy Q has delivered a new single called “Numb Numb Juice” and his next album can’t be too far from seeing the light of day.
With lines like, “Got my coins up, my bars up, soon we find ’em/We gon’ slide ’em, we lined ’em, straight reclined ’em,” it’s safe to say he’s in top form.
Listen to the track up top.