Ab-Soul hit Top Dawg with the final mixes for his next album a couple months ago according to the TDE CEO’s Twitter account. So a Soulo project is sitting in TDE’s vault, and today we get the lead single from it — Ab-Soul’s first in two years. It’s called “Huey Knew,” and it sees the Del Amo MC returning the shape he was in for 2012’s Control System. Dude took a couple of Ls on his features on Danny Brown’s “Really Doe” and the Black Hippy remix of ScHoolboy Q’s “THat Part,” but he came correct for the first taste of his own album. Get past the opening Fresh Prince flip and then there’s plenty of the meaty similes, multis, and wordplay from Soulo that we had become accustomed to. Da$h contributes a solid verse, and Willie B’s creepy, minimal beat with the classic, crisp TDE house sound is the perfect backdrop. Listen.
Ab-Soul’s next full-length is imminent, but there’s no timetable as of yet.