Ab-Soul is the furthest-out of the four rappers in Black Hippy, and his solo project Control System, based on tracks like “Terrorist Threats” and “SOPA,” seems to be coming together beautifully. On new track “Empathy,” Soul brings his druggily bugged-out aesthetic to bear on the standard rap-loverman track, turning it into something freakily dazed. The video, from director Jerome D, visually matches the sound of the song, and singers Alori Jo and JaVonte come along for the ride. Watch it below.
Control System is out 5/11 on Top Dawg Entertainment.