TDE Rapper Schoolboy Q has put his album release on the back burner after the death of Mac Miller. During a recent concert, he said that he needs more time to deal with the tragic loss of his buddy Mac Miller and doesn’t feel right putting out his album.
He told the crowd at the event “Y’all know I only drop albums every two years, right? but in the process of dropping every two years, I ended up making four albums. But listen, with my ni**a gone right now, I just don’t feel right putting out an album. 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 ni**a 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.”
He did not reveal a release date, but assured fans that an album is still coming. “I’ma go back, and I’ma figure out when I’ma put this fucking album out, because y’all are gonna 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 out.”
Schoolboy Q and Mac Miller collaborated on tracks including 2012’s “Gees” and 2014’s “Friends.” In August, TDE CEO Anthony Tiffith announced that Q’s new album was “90 to 95 percent done.”
Miller died from an apparent overdose at his home in Studio City, Calif. on Sept. 7. He was 26. The L.A. County Coroner is waiting for toxicology results to determine the official cause of death.