ScHoolboy Q is batting a perfect 1.000 so far with the videos from his Blank Face LP. “JoHn Muir” is the latest to defend that claim.
In case your ears are still sleeping on the dope album ScHoolboy Q just dropped, hopefully the videos for “By Any Means,” “Tookie Knows II,” “Black THougHts” and now “JoHn Muir” will at least wake your eyes up.
Here, ScHoolboy Q only appears as narrator via his lyrics as two young Los Angelenos are seen “bailing through the muthaf*ckin’ streets” just as the song’s hook says. The 24-hour journey starts and ends with a robbery with plenty of everyday occurrences ranging from brushes with police to getting something to eat in between. One thing to look for is how joy riding duo rides by random police scenes filming their neighbors become potential hashtags at the hands of cops, knowing that they themselves are perhaps the people that the cops are looking for in the first place.
The visuals also give viewers and listeners deeper appreciation for the song title itself as it is named after an author who is remembered for his unique talent of writing about environmental philosophy. The “JoHn Muir” song and video showcase Q documenting the Los Angeles street environment perfectly. Sit back and appreciate some A-level story telling.