Black Hippy Black Out On The Remix To ScHoolboy Q’s “THat Part” (Audio)
In the early part of the 2010s, the TDE all-pro collective known as Black Hippy lined up in formation more than a few times. Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, and ScHoolboy Q came together to show that Top Dawg had incredible talent individually, and collectively. Like Wu-Tang Clan or D.I.T.C., these moments showcased a crew that boasted a lot of distinction between its members’ styles and topics—all with a common goal of coming correct.
By 2016, Kendrick and ScHoolboy are platinum artists. Jay Rock, the elder veteran of the crew, has amassed a steadfast reputation for to-the-point Gangsta Rap. Recently, Soulo has taken the most time off in his career, waiting more than two years to follow-up These Days… Not since Jay Rock’s “Vice City” in late ’15 has the quartet come together in the booth. That has officially changed…
Today (July 8), Groovy Q releases Blank Face LP. The Los Angeles, California native’s second album backed by Interscope Records gets a huge push with a Black Hippy remix to “THat Part.” The Kanye West-assisted video single gets a makeover with Jay Rock, K-Dot, and Ab all in one place, doing what they do best.
Q bats last as Jay Rock attacks the track—in his swap meet t-shirt and Dickies. This is a welcomed return from the Watts MC after surviving a serious motorcycle accident. Kendrick wastes no time with a massive helping of compound bars—both at the cadence and interior part of his lines. Soulo follows, addressing his unusual absence from releasing material. He says he can’t get into his groove until “they get to Q first.” After a break in the song, ScHoolboy closes shop—with an aggressive delivery about his street ties, spending habits, and why he has his guard up at all times. He even addresses the killing of Alton Sterling by the police.
With #1 albums, Grammy awards, platinum plaques and other trimmings of fame, the “THat Part (Remix)” is an artful reminder that these four lyricists have not changed, or grown apart creatively or personally.
Blank Face LP includes appearances by Tha Dogg Pound, E-40, Jadakiss, Anderson .Paak, and others.