Schoolboy Q fans can rest easy and finally listen to the rapper’s highly anticipated Blank Face LP. The release comes shortly after his recent listening party held in New York last week. The 17-track project is the TDE rapper’s fourth studio album and Schoolboy’s first major project since Oxymoron, which was dropped two years ago.
Earlier this month, Q took to Hot 97’s “Ebro In The Morning” radio show to share some of his lifestyle changes and why he almost quit rapping:
“After Oxymoron, I almost quit,” Schoolboy Q said. “I was gone for a year and a half, and then before that I was gone for a year, and then before that I was gone for six months. You get what I’m saying? That’s three years. My daughter’s seven. Like the first two years I didn’t raise her because I was dirt broke. Then I only got two years in with her. My daughter always lived with me, so I only got two years of raising her out of seven years. So it’s like I’m not about to be that rapper. I’m not about to be that person that puts his job, his business, his money over his family. I go out and I please everybody else, making this money and making other people money, meanwhile my kid, my family, they’re sitting back waiting for me to come home. That ain’t cool.”
This explains why it has been so long since he’s released a new album. In addition, he discussed how he managed to get Kanye to do a verse on “That Part” and more.
Schoolboy Q also took to Twitter to share information on showings of the accompanying short film, as well as “Groovy Tony Pit Stops” tour dates.
— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolBoyQ) July 8, 2016
Blank Face features a host of guest spots from artists including Kanye West, SZA, Anderson Paak, Justine Skye, Miguel, Vince Staples, and more. The LP stays true to the West Coast rappers signature style and could arguably be one of his best projects yet. The album is available to stream on Apple Music and for purchase on iTunes.