ScHoolboy Q finally returned earlier this month with a new single titled “Numb Numb Juice”. Easily worth the long wait, the track steadily burns like a controlled campfire — instead of erratic flames, a simmering, consistent heat does the trick of melting off your face.
“Numb Numb Juice” quickly earned a spot on our New Sounds playlist of must-hear tunes, but you might be wondering whether the single translates to the stage. Q quashed those doubts on Wednesday night by throwing down the track live for the first time on The Tonight Show.
Even better, his performance included the debut of a second new song called “Chopstick”, which features vocals from Travis Scott. Though Scott did not physical appear, Q did get some on-stage backing courtesy of The Roots.
Q concluded the performance by telling the audience that his new album would be dropping “very very very very very very very soon.”
“Numb Numb Juice” was accompanied last week with a Dave Free-directed music video featuring references to Belly and, of all things, Elon Musk.
The South Central LA rapper’s last full-length, the stellar Blank Face LP, dropped back in 2016. The release of its follow-up record was was delayed following the death of close friend and colleague Mac Miller last fall. Pick up Blank Face and Q’s others on vinyl by heading over here.