ScHoolboy Q is placing a familiar face on the cover of his forthcoming album, Blank Face LP — the crying Jordan meme.
The face — which originates from Michael Jordan’s induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009, has been repurposed by social media users for a variety of memes usually meant to ridicule those who are losing at life.
In the TDE rapper’s version though, Jordan’s face (eyes, noses, lips — and tears) have been removed from the infamous photo. And it’s already gotten hip-hop lovers excited about what’s to come.
“Yep, I’m convinced TDE markets their artist better than any other label. Schoolboy Q with a great and relevant album cover,” read one supporting tweet. “This is one of the best album covers I have seen in a long time,” read another approving tweet. The Roots’ Questlove also said that it “made my day.”
It seems that the 29-year-old rapper is next up to release a project from Top Dawg Entertainment after Kendrick Lamar‘s untitled, unmastered. Ffans have already got a taste of what’s to come as well with his singles “Groovy Tony” and the Kanye West-featured track, “THat Part” as well.
Blank Face LP, which serves as a follow-up to 2014’s Oxymoron, is set to drop July 8. Check out the reactions to ScHoolboy Q’s album cover below.
JULY 8tH pic.twitter.com/lLXDru8KfZ
— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolBoyQ) June 14, 2016
Yep, I'm convinced TDE markets their artist better than any other label. Schoolboy Q with a great and relevant album cover.
— OG Stretch (@JetLifeLidz) June 15, 2016
Michael Jordan is fucking mad at Schoolboy Q for this pic.twitter.com/7UgjunBT9a
— El Padrino (@Taurian_B) June 15, 2016
This is one of the best album covers I have seen in a long time https://t.co/QQnDIpLOTZ
— Michael Wadkins (@M_Wadkins) June 15, 2016