Schoolboy Q had dropped no new music since the release of his Blank Face LP in 2016, despite promising on Instagram that a new album was nearly done in September of 2017. On March 15, he dropped "Numb Numb Juice," a hard-hitting two–minute track and the first single off his upcoming album. The menacing track marks Q’s first solo cut in three years, and it undoubtedly shows that the rapper from South Central Los Angeles hasn’t lost a single step.
Following two quick lines with no beat, the background drops in as Q raps, “Time’s up/Got my coins up, my bars up, soon we find 'em/We gon' slide 'em, we lined 'em, straight reclined 'em/Pistol grip, I got all kinds of, I'm not your driver.” Schoolboy Q is no stranger to generating this type of cold–blooded imagery with his lyrics—his two previous albums, Oxymoron and Blank Face LP, have been described as “unflinching first-person dispatches from the front lines” and a “collection of catchy, urgent gangsta rap,”respectively.
“Numb Numb Juice” provides more of the same, as Q displays his technical versatility with an aggressive and hard–hitting first verse followed by a steely chorus. The music video released alongside the single features a brief cameo by Tyler, the Creator, in addition to a memorable shot of Schoolboy Q driving while painting a red stripe in the road and a reference to Joe Rogan's infamous interview with Elon Musk.
Punch, the President of Schoolboy Q’s record label Top Dawg Entertainment, confirmed the album is on its way. and if the single is any indication, the album will be one to remember.