Ab-Soul Releases His First Song Of 2022
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Early this month, ScHoolboy Q added to his solo catalog for the first time in a long time. “Soccer Dad” demonstrated growth and a personal shift for Groovy Q. Now, after Kendrick Lamar plots an album release date for next month, another faction of Black Hippy steps out with rare and provocative music. Ab-Soul dropped “Hollandaise,” his first track since “Dangerookipawaa Freestyle” released two years ago this week. During that hiatus, Ab popped up for feature collaborations with Russ, Kembe X, and Jhene Aiko.
Ab-Soul Freestyles & Breaks Down His Exceptional BARS For Ras Kass (Video)
This time, the Carson, California MC uses brunch food: eggs benedict. He comes out swinging: “Get up off my d*ck, let me talk my sh*t, let me show ’em how I feel, for real / These ni**as ain’t ill, they ain’t got no skill, they ain’t got no will, for real / I was ten-and-two on Central, tryna make my dream come true / Youngin’ from Del Amo, try’na let y’all know just what we go through.” In the first verse, he talks about focusing on rapping in lieu of street temptations. At the end of the second verse, Ab’s wordplay explains the condiment title: “We knock ’em out like mama say, raisin’ all of the stakes / To win this sh*t, I, I been addicted, I need hollandaise.” Clearly, the addiction has reeled the respected Top Dawg Entertainment mainstay back in the booth.
On the AFH playlist, listeners can also hear recent music from ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar & Baby Keem, Bas, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Alchemist.
Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Earl Sweatshirt & Danny Brown Get Real On A Black Milk Beat (Audio)
#BonusBeat: Ab-Soul’s episode of Grit by Ambrosia For Heads from 2012: