Ab-Soul’s New Album Is Dropping THIS WEEK. Here’s The New Single (Audio)
In October, Carson, California’s Ras Kass celebrated the 20th anniversary of his debut album, Soul On Ice, a storm of an LP home to “Nature of the Threat.” Considered today as one of Ras’s most memorable tracks to date, it seems to have served as a point of inspiration for Ab-Soul, another Carson native who is slated to drop a new LP later this week. Already, Soulo has released the politically charged song (and video) for “Huey Knew” as well as the Bas-assisted “Braille”, and now a third single is being added to the collection ahead of the forthcoming arrival of his new album (the LP’s artwork, below, was also revealed).
Today (December 5), the TDE rapper drops “Threatening Nature,” an allusion to ’96 Ras, whom he shouts out when he raps “my soul on fire got this threatenin’ nature from Ras Kass.” Produced by PakkMusicGroup, it’s a dungeony trip through religious imagery, a topic often broached by Soulo, who hasn’t released a solo album since 2014’s These Days…
Religious language is front and center on the title for his new album, Do What Thou Wilt, which he announced on Twitter will arrive on Friday, December 9.