The latest visuals for ScHoolboy Q‘s new album Oxymoron dropped yesterday with the video for “Studio.” Featuring BJ The Chicago Kid, the track is more low-key than we’re used to seeing from Q, but definitely one that we have been playing since it came out. It explores a widely relatable topic – how to keep a balance between personal and professional life. It’s 3 AM and your girl is tryna kick it but you’re tryna finish off a verse. What’s it gonna be? Those exact circumstances won’t resonate with everyone, but the struggle Q outlines is real.
Directed by Jerome D, the visuals stay in line with the vibe of the song. Shot entirely in black and white with well utilized cross dissolves and low lighting, the video has a particularly artistic aesthetic. That also let Q get nudity onto Youtube, who usually drops the ban hammer unless the video has a primarily “artistic” purpose. Art-film: the next big trend in rap visuals?
Watch Q smoke a blunt when we interviewed him last year: