ScHoolboy Q – Studio ft. BJ The Chicago Kid

What is probably my favourite track off Q’s incredible offering of an album, OxyMoron, receives the green light as the next single, with the cool monotone visuals to match.

Studio, featuring (the equally talented) vocalist, BJ The Chicago Kid (who for Q fans, is no stranger to the TDE camp) is another example of how the Groovy Gangster has really managed to take great strides towards the top without compromising in the slightest (even as I write this, it’s hard not to think about how great the album is). Not many expected the impact he has had, whilst those that religiously listened to Habits & Contradictions (and even further down the catalogue) would beg to differ. He has remained himself, and that is how you get an honest song that is in no way a desperate crossover attempt, it just flows well. Similarly, this transitions through the video, with the Jerome D visuals capturing classic Q in a more sensually-lit, promiscuous theme. Much like the song, the representation and clarity is captured & edited nicely, it’s less of a staged event and more personal, also realistic. Such qualities can be associated to the artist himself, and it just allows enough space for the record to be the main focus, rather than overcasting it with effects, the video merely compliments the record, further emphasising how good the song actually is.

OxyMoron continues to get spins, with a new favourite track depending on how I’m feeling, the album is ‘that’ versatile (ended up talking about the album didn’t I?!), oh well, fuck it, it’s one of the best albums in recent, definitely this year, out of any genre.


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