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ScHoolboy Q’s upcoming album has the potential to be his best one yet.

The wait for ScHoolboy Q’s follow-up to 2016’s Blank Face LP is almost over. On Thursday of last week, the rapper broke his silence and delivered his first single in nearly three years with “Numb Numb Juice,” the lead offering from his forthcoming yet-to-be-titled album. Although the single was met with a mixed reaction from his fanbase, people are simply happy to know that he has new music coming out.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

More Personal Material

It’s no longer 2013, so the possibility of ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Jay 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.

When Q doesn’t have an album on the way, he’s typically in the cut. Over the past few years, he’s been giving fans a small glimpse of what’s going on in his life via Instagram, and generally, it involves his daughter and their pets. However, his music has always been an outlet to reveal aspects of his personal life that he doesn’t broadcast. On Oxymoron stand-out, “Prescription/Oxymoron,” the rapper opened up about his struggles with addiction.

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

 

Collaboration With California OG

Mac Miller collaboration