ScHoolboy Q’s great new album Blank Face has had some time to digest now, and among its deep cuts sits one of the more gratifying, radio-ready tracks in Q’s discography. On “WHateva U Want,” ScHoolboy Q takes cues from past tracks from Lil Wayne, T.I. and Nelly, you know the ones; the “How To Love”‘s and “Whatever You Like”‘s of the world. But, being a ScHoolboy Q track, there’s a coat of rust over the whole thing, turning “whatever you want” into your worst vices. The pulsating electro-beat wouldn’t have sounded out of place on The Fame, but Q and collaborator Candice Pillay find the proper ground between lucid and hypnotized as they ride the stellar beat. Of all the tracks from Q’s great new Blank Face LP, “WHateva U Want” is the one with the best chance of becoming a hit. And not once on the potential hit single does Q back away from the persona he’s built, rather allowing it to inform what could have been a cutting room reject otherwise.
Stream “WHateva U Want” via Apple Music.