The first half of 2017 has already been momentous for Top Dawg Entertainment, after releasing Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN and SZA’s debut album CTRL. Next up is ScHoolboy Q’s impending fifth studio album and according to an Instagram video he posted on Tuesday night (Sept. 26), the album is nearly complete.
In the video, the “Blank Face” rapper is in a boxing gym working out with his trainer. “First day back was Hella ruff. I wanted 2 go Home after 10 mins but I ain’t a lil bi**H….” he wrote. He made a pact with himself that he would only head back into the gym if his album was almost complete and revealed that his forthcoming project is “90% done.”
Earlier this year, Q visited Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio to discuss his evolution from his past projects to his upcoming album. “It’s more so my life after I made it to the point of ScHoolboy Q like I gave you me, but I never gave you the other side of me — the father, the dude that’s actually happy, the dude that doesn’t be in the hood just hanging out,” he told Lowe. “The dude that’s trying to put his homies in positions now. I’m not a deadbeat father anymore… It’s just a whole different Q.”
Check out ScHoolboy Q training below.
This article was originally published on Billboard.