Today, ScHoolboy Q releases the excellent new album Blank Face, and to celebrate, the Top Dawg Entertainment rapper has released the “Black Hippy REMIX” for album highlight “THat Part,” with the rest of his TDE crew — Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock — in tow.
Of course, no one’s really “celebrating” much of anything in the world this week, and the remix, which features typically exhilarating and dextrous flows from ScHoolboy’s classmates, is most notable for the original rapper’s closing verse, which bleeds pain and frustration over the Alton Sterling shooting and other current events. As originally transcribed by Noisey:
Enemies gotta bob and weave, gangbangin’ like we stand for something
While Alton Sterling getting killed for nothing
Two cowards in the car, they just there to film
Saying black lives matter, shoulda died with him!
Wrong nigga in your hood, you gonna ride on him?
White nigga wit a badge, you gonna let that slide?
Tell me how they sent that footage off and slept that night?
I feel bad that my daughter gotta live this life
I’ll die for my daughter, gotta fight that fight
Put our blank faces on gotta let that dry
Listen to the remix here.