Do This: Schoolboy Q and Joey Bada$$ are at Jannus Live tonight

No blank faces

In September, media observers learned that the MTV Video Music Awards saw television viewership plunge while experiencing a 313-percent rise in digital reach (the channel’s Snapchat account alone reached 21 million unduplicated global unique views). The appetite for music is still there among young people, they’re just consuming it differently and partaking in a veritable buffet of endless styles and flavors.

For the hip-hop-leaning set, Schoolboy Q is one of the most enticing dishes. The 29-year-old South Central Los Angeles rapper has been called the yin to Kendrick Lamar’s yang, and a new LP, Blank Face, finds Mr. Q — real name Quincy Hanley — coming off a dependence on codeine/promethazine cocktail for his most clear-headed, sharp and compelling record to date. Joey Bada$$ opens the show. (Jannus Live, St. Petersburg) INFO

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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