UPDATED 6/23/16 7:15 p.m. EST: ScHoolboy Q revealed the full tracklist for Blank Face LP tonight. The album will have 17 tracks, and includes features from several prominent artists, including Miguel, Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak, Tha Dogg Pound, SZA, Jadakiss, and E-40. It will also feature TDE's newest signee Lance Skiiiwalker, as well as some lesser known names.
Candice Pillay is a South African singer-songwriter who's written for Christina Aguilera and Rihanna, as well as made vocal appearances on music with Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, and Tinie Tempah. Justine Skye is a singer singed to Roc Nation. She's best known for her viral cover of Drake's "Headlines" and her song "Collide" f/ Tyga. There is an American battle rapper named Traffic who may be the feature on "Tookie Knows."
You can check out the whole tracklist below, and officially preorder the album via iTunes.
UPDATED 6/21/16 6:10 p.m. EST: ScHoolboy Q continues to build hype for Blank Face LP, this time sharing a trailer that features him and his boys getting into mischief in the streets. We won't give away the plot line, but let's just say ScHoolboy has to do a bid because of his actions. The cinematic feel is a nice touch, and if it turns out this is part of a larger visual project tied to the album, we're not complaining. Check out the trailer below.
UPDATED 6/16/16 5:00 p.m. EST: It looks like ScHoolboy Q was trolling us all a bit. After telling TMZ that the Crying Jordan Face meme wouldn't actually be on the cover of his album, Q tweeted out the real album cover. You can check it out below, along with his explanation to TMZ where he first revealed what the cover would look like.
UPDATED, 6/16/16: ScHoolboy Q keeps the "blank face" theme alive with the deluxe version artwork for his upcoming album, this time putting Donald Trump on the cover. What will the presumptive Republican nominee have to say about this?
UPDATED, 6/14/16: With the release of his much-anticipated album less than a month away, ScHoolboy Q took to Twitter once again to share its title and artwork. The project is called Blank Face LP and features a blacked-out Jordan crying face meme, which is sure to get Twitter in a frenzy given its viral touch.
We reached out to a rep for TDE to confirm the album artwork and title.
UPDATED, 5/31/16: Schoolboy Q hit Twitter to announce his next album is dropping July—which is technically after the Summer Solstice.
Original story below:
Top Dawg Entertainment currently boasts one of the hottest young stables of talent in the rap game and is poised for another successful year. Led by Compton's own Kendrick Lamar and including Jay Rock and SZA (to name just a few), the company has experienced an astounding degree of success breaking new acts in a highly crowded field of up-and-coming rap artists. In a recent, impromptu Twitter Q&A last night, TDE's founder, Anthony Tiffith, took a moment to answer some fan questions about some of them.
When asked about the status of Isaiah Rashad's follow-up to his 2014 release Cilvia Demo, Tiffith responded by saying that the record was finished and that they were currently in the process of mixing it all together. It's a welcome development for fans who've been waiting quite some time to hear Rashad's latest. Last August the rapper got the public buzzing when he tweeted that he'd finished the album and had turned it in, but it's been mostly radio silence about its status until now.
On another front, Tiffith also gave an update about Schoolboy Q's latest album, though he was a little bit more vague about that one. When asked about it originally, all he had to say was that it was coming soon and added "hell yeah" when asked if we could expect it sometime before the summer.
Given the acclaim revolving around Q's latest single "THat Part," which featured a fiery verse from no less than Kanye West, expectations are very high for the follow-up to Oxymoron.