By Amanda Wicks
Schoolboy Q is gearing up to release his new album Blank Face in just over a week, but in the meantime the rapper has been sharing a short film series in anticipation of his new music. The segments are mixes between ‘day in the life’ narratives and music videos, each featuring a big lead-in to a bigger track. Today (June 30) he shared the second part in that series, “Tookie Knows II: Part (2).”
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In the first part, “By Any Means: Part (1),” ScHoolboy Q and his crew hang outside their L.A. neighborhood playing dice before cops show up and break up their good time. They hide inside for a while, but eventually get kicked out and make their way to a pawn shop to look around. At the halfway point, ScHoolboy Q shares the track “By Any Means,” which has him backed by his whole crew rapping on his front porch.
In the latest installment, ScHoolboy Q’s crew (minus him) returns to the pawn shop they visited in the first part of the story, but this time they have different intentions. They rob the store and seem to get away with it before the cops discover where they live. Unfortunately, because he’s in the wrong place at the wrong time, ScHoolboy Q gets swept up in the arrest. The second half of the video takes place in jail as he and his crew rap. The segment’s title comes from “Tookie Knows (Interlude)” on ScHoolboy Q’s 2012 album Habits & Contradictions.
Blank Face drops July 8. Watch both parts of the short film series below.