Schoolboy Q – “By Any Means: Part (1)” Video

Schoolboy Q’s much-anticipated new album Blank Face is only a few weeks away from release, and some of us are fucking amped. We’ve already seen videos for “Groovy Tony” and the Kanye West collab “THat Part,” and the album is also set to include appearances from people like E-40, Anderson .Paak, Jadakiss, Miguel, and Tha Dogg Pound. Meanwhile, Q has just shared a new video for the previously-unheard album track “By Any Means,” and it’s really something. The track itself sounds huge, its bleary-eyed stagger never compromising its aggression or the cinematic scope of its beat. And speaking of cinematic: The nine-minute video has six minutes of loose, day-in-the-life narrative before the song even starts. We see Q and his friends bumming around their neighborhood, and it always looks like something bad is about to happen. The video appears to be part of a larger narrative, and I’m genuinely curious to see what’ll happen next. Jack Begert and Dave Free of tHe little Homies directed the video, and you can watch it below.

Blank Face is out 7/8 on TDE.