Rapper Schoolboy Q announced that he is putting a pause on his new album in wake of Mac Miller’s untimely passing.
The TDE rapper announced the delay during a recent concert where he told the crowd that he still needs time to cope with the loss of his friend.
“You know I drop albums every two years, right? […] But listen, with my nigga gone right now, I just don’t feel right putting out an album,” Q told the audience. “As y’all can tell, I’m not my real self right now. I shouldn’t even be here right now. But like I said, my nigga Mac would not want me to be in the house sad. He would clown me for some weird shit. I’m here today because it’s no way he would allow me to sit in the house and be a little bitch. I’m not gonna be a little bitch.”
The two rappers were friends who collaborated on a number of tracks together including the 2012 “Gees” cut, 2014’s “Friends,” as well as “Melt” produced by Pete Rock. While Q didn’t tell his fans when the new album would come, he did say he’s going to take more time to work on it.
“I’ma go back, and I’ma figure out when I’ma put this fucking album out, because y’all are going to get this album,” he said. “I promise that. I’m just not ready to walk into the radio station and the first thing they ask me is, ‘So Mac Miller…’ I’m not ready to deal with those questions. So, right now, I’m not ready to put nothing.”
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