With less than two weeks until he releases his latest album, These Days, California rapper Ab-Soul has already shared a few different album tracks: the controversial “Stigmata” and the more jovial “Hunnid Stax”, featuring ScHoolboy Q. Today, Ab-Soul returns with the album’s title track.
Here, production outfit Blended Babies combine the rattling drums of early West Coast rap with the lush group harmonies of a sorrowful gospel ballad. Even though it feels more peaceful and evocative than his recent fare, Ab-Soul leaves plenty of room for rapid-fire rhyming, balancing references to Mini-Me and The Fresh Prince with deeply personal revelations about drug use and severe coping issues.
Listen in below:
These Days is due out June 24th via Top Dawg Entertainment. Ab-Soul has also unveiled the tracklist: spanning 15 songs, it features cameos from TDE labelmates Kendrick Lamar and SZA, plus Danny Brown, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, and more. Check it out below.
These Days Tracklist:
01. God’s Reign (featuring SZA)
02. Tree of Life
03. Hunnid Stax (feat. ScHoolboy Q)
04. Dub Sac
05. WOrld Runners (feat. Lupe Fiasco and Nikki Jean)
06. Nevrmind That (feat. Rick Ross)
08 Just Have Fun
09. Kendrick Lamar’s Interlude (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
12. Stigmata (feat. Action Bronson)
13. Feelin’ Us (feat. Jay Rock)
14. Ride Slow (feat. Danny Brown)