Ab-Soul Reminds His Pen Is Still Sharp Enough To Draw Blood (Audio)

Life is too short to listen to bad music. So…let AFH fight through it for you and only supply you with that great stuff. Despite the reports, Hip-Hop is alive and well and, in many ways, is better than it’s ever been. Not only are we able to go back and listen to all of our favorites, at the click of a button, there is also a ton of great music still being made by artists, young and veteran alike…if you know where to look.

To help with that task, we’ve created two playlists. One features more recent music—songs that have been released within the last year or so—while the other is throwback, focused on the 1980s and ’90s. We update each of these playlists regularly, so, if you like what you hear, subscribe to follow us on Spotify.

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The latest featured track is “Bloody Waters,” one of the standouts from the Kendrick Lamar co-executive produced Black Panther: The Album. It’s been a minute since Heads have heard much from Ab-Soul. His last album dropDo What Thou Wilt., was nearly two years ago. However, Soulo’s appearance on “Bloody Waters” shows he’s got plenty to say. Soundwave and Robin Hannibal’s production provides the perfect base for both he and Cali cohort Anderson .Paak.

Paak’s vocals meanwhile fit perfectly and his lyrical profile has fans fiending for more from him. “Hail Mary’s in the sky (Hail Mary’s in the sky),” he sings as the track builds. “False prophets get buried alive (alive).” Yes lawd! What’s also brilliant is the pairing of James Blake and A.P.’s vocals. To the average listener, Blake and Paak’s musical styles have little in the way of similarities. Leave it to K-Dot to make it work flawlessly.

In addition to new Ab-Soul and Anderson .Paak, the playlist features recent music from Drake, Black Milk, DOOM and CZARFACE, L.G., Evidence, Fabolous, Jadakiss, Big K.R.I.T., Wu-Tang Clan, ScHoolboy Q, and a host of others.