SchoolBoy Q - Tookie Knows II
SchoolBoy Q, one of TDE's most important members is back and he's going hard !!
After "That Part" featuring Kanye West, "Tookie Knows II" is the newest single off of Q's upcoming Blank Face Lp and it's as explosive as gansta rap gets. The song features Traffic and TF, two relatively unknown rappers from Q's Figg St. crew, and it's produced by Nez & Rio.
The production is actually the highlight of the track in my opinion. The slow moody pianos set a dramatic tone which is intriguing.Those cinematic type of beats always work wonderfully with gangsta rap. On the rapping side, SchoolBoy Q and his bros thankfully murder the track. They all rhyme with very agressive flows which compliment the instrumental well. Indeed the fast pace of the rapping and the beat's slowness create an interesting contrast.
I must admit I wasn't too much of a fan of SchoolBoy Q's raw delivery (even though all my rap buddies had been recommending his albums for years) and this new song really made me want to dig deeper into his discography. Now I can't wait for his upcoming album !
Enjoy the music and stay tuned for some new illustrated articles !