ScHoolboy Q has a big year planned.
On Monday, Q took to his Instagram to respond to an account called @hiphop.talk that shared a post that highlighted his "underrated" catalog and listed songs off each of the rapper's albums, including Setbacks, Habits & Contradictions, Oxymoron, Blank Face LP, and CrasH Talk.
"Do NOT sleep on ScHoolboy Q" the post's caption read. "One of the best/ my fav rappers of this generation." The TDE rapper caught wind of the celebratory post and responded in the comment section: "WatcH How I come tHis year."
ScHoolboy's response comes after he previewed a new song during TDE producer Kal Banx's Boiler Room set in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. In the footage shared online, Q was on stage and grabbed a microphone to rap some lyrics off the unreleased song.
Standing next to ScHoolboy Q were some of his TDE labelmates, including Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, and SiR. In June, fans received news on the highly anticipated album when the Back on Figg podcast hosts revealed the rapper had been in the studio and the project was on the way.
"We been in the mixing process of ScHoolboy Q's album. That shit is coming very very soon," they said. "The album sounding fire. We just now letting y'all know."
They continued, "This is something big right now. We have been in the studio with my brother every week. The album sounding fire. Fire, you know what I'm saying?"
ScHoolboy Q's last album, CrasH Talk, was released in April 2019 and featured the singles "Numb Numb Juice," "Chopstix" and "Floating." The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart with 81,000 album-equivalent units in its first week.