ScHoolboy Q has returned after revealing the tracklist and rollout plan for the follow-up to his 2019 album CrasH Talk.
On Tuesday (February 6), Q released a video trailer, effectively kept his promise to preview his forthcoming album Blue lips every Tuesday and Thursday after announcing the March 1 release date last month. In addition to the trailer, the “Man Of The Year” rapper shared the visuals for the album leading singles “Back N Love” featuring Devin Malik and “Blueslide.”
The releases prompted responses from several artists, such as Q’s Top Dawg Entertainment labelmate Isaiah Rashad, who praised his collaboration with Malik.
Multiple artists also showed love on Twitter (X), including Mavi, who had nothing but good things to say about Q’s rollout thus far.
”ScHoolboy Q masterclass on how to execute an album rollout. No gimmicks, no delays, no bs, just dropping straight heat and feeding the fans after they waited 5 years,” Mavi wrote in the tweet, to which Q replied, “Dats all I’m sayin…MARCH 1ST.”
In additional follow-up tweets, Atlanta-bred rappers Fatman Key and Father remarked on the labor of love Q put into the release—seemingly embedded with a reference to their song “Look At Wrist.”
”Really my n####,” Key wrote in one tweet before adding, “Man @ScHoolboyQ album finna change our life the homage is felt but really get in tune with what’s finna happen.”
Q’s album announcement follows Jay Rock’s recent claim that a Black Hippy compilation album was on the way to mark the 20-year anniversary of TDE.
“I know that we are doing a compilation album. The TDE for twenty years,” Rock told the Associated Press in 2023. “It’s been 20 years since TDE been in the game, so we are putting together a compilation album.”
“So we should be dropping that at the top of the year,” he continued. “I don’t know how many songs we’re going to put on there, but we got a majority of Black Hippy on that thang.”
“So make sure y’all check it out. It’s on the way, a TDE compilation album,” he concluded.