ScHoolBoy Q and Travis $cott Release New Track and Visual “CHopstix”
Salutations FM Trendsetters and FM Hip Hop Heads! “The Marathon still continues..” Despite the fall of the late great Nipsey Hussle (Rest in Peace), the West Coast still has a hope in this music game. A talented artist that came out with a collective, in which came out the same time Nipsey Hussle came out, is back on the music scene. Top Dawg Entertainment‘s own ScHoolBoy Q released a new music video and banger, featuring Billboard Award nominee Travis $cott. “CHopstix” was released as a new track this past Monday on all social media and music outlets. The banger was then released as an official music video via ScHoolBoy Q‘s VEVO/Youtube channel on Wednesday.
The video was directed by well known Chicago-born videographer Nabil Elderkin (bka Nabil). The director has a prior history with working with Travis $cott and his collaborations, including SZA‘s “Love Galore” and Travis $cott‘s “YOSEMITE“. Nabil also worked with fellow Top Dawg artist Kendrick Lamar for his highly anticipated and controversial “DNA” music video. So you already know the videography is going to be lit.
The song, produced by DJ Dahi (Drake‘s “Worst Behavior“) is already certified FM Phenomenal! The instruments in the track embeds the whole “chopsticks” double montage, from the plucking of the strings to the slight touch of the keys in the beat. Not to mention the snares and 808s keep your head moving for days. This is definitely a song I would keep on repeat. Oh, don’t worry, ScHoolBoy Q explains in the first verse why the song is called “CHopstix“.
The video is in classic black and white, around roaring 20s to 1930s-ish burlesque era. Travis $cott is the conductor of a beautiful orchestra and ScHoolBoy Q is a magical host, who has his eyes on a beautiful woman in the audience. The costumes were amazing, but I did not expect anything less from the highly credited director. The video was so authentic and complimented the track. Make sure you check it out below: