On the heels of the release of Crash Talk, ScHoolboy Q’s most recent project, the TDE member made a stop at Armory in Minneapolis to perform for his fans. ScHoolboy’s earlier albums, Oxymoron and Blank Face LP, were massively successful and earned Q spots on the Billboard 100, coupled with widespread critical acclaim. Crash Talk, his third album, followed in the footsteps of these two.
Old + New
The crowd at the Armory seemed a little sluggish, especially after having to sit through 3 opening acts (plus NAV) before seeing ScHoolboy. However, it was pretty clear they were just saving their energy. Q played hits from Crash Talk, including “CHopstix” feat. Travis Scott, the dreamy track “Dangerous” feat. Kid Cudi, and the floor-shaking “Numb Numb Juice.”
I sat above the crowd and watched in amazement as the massive amount of bodies swayed and jumped back and forth to the beat. ScHoolboy was animated throughout his long set and danced around the stage with high energy.
While the crowd enjoyed Q’s new tracks, it was clear they came to hear the old stuff. Classic tracks like “Collard Greens” and “Man of Year” made the walls shake. For someone who grew up listening to Q during the high school years, it was a terrific blast from the past. The crowd was older, and I’m sure they felt the nostalgia as well.
The Perfect Recipe
While the show was quite long, it was filled with great tracks and good energy. ScHoolboy connected well with the audience and they both fed off each other. The mixture of the old and the new was the perfect recipe.