Ab-Soul is ushering in the New Year by eschewing all modesty and telling everyone how amazing he thinks his most recent project is.
The Top Dawg Entertainment rapper took to Twitter on Friday, December 30 to discuss his most recent album, Herbert, which he believes to be one of the best albums of the year, after correcting any name-related misspellings.
“One final time… Ab-Soul is my name. Not Ab-Soul, Absol, etc. Thank you,” he said in his opening tweet.
“ALSO. My record is one of the year’s top 5. Fucc all that lowly crap. Dead homies, he continued in a subsequent message.
Ab-fifth Soul’s studio album, Herbert, is set for release on December 16, 2022, the same day as his birthday. It is the artist’s first full-length release since 2016’s Do What Thou Wilt.
Big Sean, Russ, Joey Bada$$, Jhené Aiko, SiR, Punch, Zacari, Fre$h, Ambré, ALEMEDA, and Lance Skiiiwalker all make cameo performances on the album. Ab-Soul describes his journey through sadness, depression, and tragedy over the entire album.
The Carson, California native also collaborated with DJ Premier on the project; this long-awaited partnership resulted in a remarkable studio session.
He admitted to re-recording his rhymes on “Gotta Rap” at least “five or six times” in an interview with Vulture to make a song that would win the renowned producer’s approval.
“I was aware that I would need him again. He undoubtedly made me work. Ab-Soul remembered, “I had to perform it about five or six times until he found the proper frequency.
Not rewriting, please. He liked the verse, but I had to match the record’s frequency because, based on his preference for the beat, I assume,” he continued. He, therefore, wanted to ensure that I was accurate. I had never been ordered to re-record before. That was therefore humble. However, it’s Preemo.
Ab-Soul called the partnership a “dream come true” and recalled meeting Preemo at Mac Miller’s home while the legendary producer was working with Royce Da 5’9′′ on a PRhyme song. The rapper from “Illuminate” was grateful to receive the support of Premier.
“Gotta Rap” was a fantasy realised. I always wanted a Preemo beat, even before I had my official stage name when I was simply Snap G,” he continued. Preemo is always listening to the streets. Since I am the last of the lyricists, that cloth, I can honestly claim that I do get respect for it. Although we had just briefly met before, when he performed PRhyme, we became friends.