Schoolboy Q's new album, Blank Face LP, is officially in stores today, packed with 17 new songs for Q's first project since February 2014. But he's already giving away bonus material.
Much of the verse -- which comes last on the song -- is the one we heard him debut on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert last week. The origins were a mystery then, but now it's clear where it came from. There's also an additional part specific to the events of this week:
"Gangbangin' like we stand for something / When Alton Sterling getting killed for nothin' / Two cowards in the car, they're just there to film / Sayin' 'Black Lives Matter,' should've died with him / Wrong n***a in yo' hood, you gon' ride on him? / White n***a with a badge, you gon' let that slide? / Tell me how they sent that footage off and slept that night / I feel bad that my daughter gotta live this life / I'll die for my daughter, gotta fight this fight"
Q is just the latest rapper to use his music as an outlet to process the killings of two black men, Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, at the hands of police in separate incidents this week. Also Thursday, Jay Z released "Spiritual," which he began writing following Mike Brown's death in 2014, and Mistah F.A.B. dropped "6 Shots," inspired by Sterling's death.
Schoolboy Q's Blank Face LP is out now.