Six lengthy years since his final LP Do What Thou Wilt, the once-prolific Ab-Soul is again to announce to his fifth studio album, Herbert. It drops December sixteenth through Prime Dawg Leisure, and Ab-Soul is providing a preview with the only “Gang’Nem” that includes Fre$H.
The artist born Herbert Anthony Stevens IV got here to prominence as a part of the primary iconic TDE class that additionally featured Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Jay Rock. He launched 4 albums between 2011 and 2016 after which light from public view, returning in 2020 with “Dangerookipawaa Freestyle” and visitor appearances on albums by Isiah Rashad, Motive, and Jhené Aiko. To date this yr he’s dropped “Hollaindaise,” “Moonshooter,” and “Do Higher,” any of which may be showing on Herbert.
In line with a press assertion, “Herbert is a intentionally intimate portrait of the person behind Ab-Soul going again to his basis, as famous by the identify of the document, leaving the conspiracy theories he’s recognized for behind whereas emphasizing his musicality.”
New single “Gang’Nem” finds Ab-Soul expressing loyalty and dedication to a life-style. “Take a bullet, catch a physique for the gang and ‘nem,” he raps, “Look the decide within the eye and lie for gang and ‘nem/ Since a youngin I been on some trip or die shit/ I acquired secrets and techniques I’ma die with.” The tune comes with a music video directed by Omar Jones, and you may test it out beneath.