Ab-Soul Drops New Track “Huey Knew” With Dash
Back in May, Ab-Soul previewed what was to be his new album, Top Dog CEO Anthony Tiffith writing on Instagram, “It’s mixing and sample clearing time… Y’all know Wut happens after that." In the months since, not much has come from Soulo, though that changes today with the release of "Huey Knew," a new single featuring Da$h. The track's title is a play on the name of Huey Newton, who co-founded the Black Panther Party in 1966.
The time away allowed Soul to sharpen his wordplay, as he opens the song with the sort of dense lyrical riddle that has become a cornerstone of his style. "They speak highly of me when I raise my voice /I gotta shoot a fuckin’ free throw to make my point/My wittiness leave them tucked in the wilderness, you’ll need a backwood to roll to this joint/I’m Robin Hood in Robin jeans, you follow me?/Nevermind, I’m tired of tight analogies," he raps.
Ab-Soul shares the single art on Instagram above, with the hashtag #DWTW, what is likely his new album title and could stand for "Down With the West." He used the same hashtag six weeks ago when sharing an image Tiffith posted showing a folder titled "Soulo Final Mixes."
In March, Tiffith said that TDE would drop six albums this calendar year, with Soul's likely being one of them. Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar and Isaiah Rashad have all had projects drop this year, with SZA as well expected to release something new. Listen to "Huey Knew" below via Spotify.
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