TDE gave us some really good music this year. We got a real pleasant surprise from Kendrick early on in the year.
Followed by highly anticipated album from Schoolboy Q that met expectations to see the least. The mini-movie video series was dope af btw.
Isaiah Rashaad came through in the clutch for his fans, and I personally liked it more than any other release this year…thus far
So it’s only right that we get something from Soul, and SZA but it’s been looking shaky all year for the both as SZA even tweeted not too long ago, she’s done with music, or at least her current situation with TDE. (Top said we gonna get her before the years out though). Soul has also said from time to time that TDE or at leasts it’s officials were the reason he hadn’t released anything in a while. More recently though, Top Dawg took to Twitter to say that Soul was actually the hold up to his own album and that the mixes better be done by the time he got back… Well Top is back and Soul has released two new videos so I’m guessing we’re gonna get it soon,
…but after hearing these I can’t help but feel like he may be rushing it, and if I’m correct he can take more time. I say this because the songs he released really lacked that…that Soul substance. The witty wordplay is there of course, but it’s all superficial in the end. To tell you the truth the lyrics really don’t have anything to do with the titles. Scares me a little because the last Ab-Soul project was a little ehhhnnn. Not that it wasn’t good, it’s just that it’s content wasn’t as ‘substantial’ as his earlier projects; Soul stated he was focusing on putting something on the album for everyone and creating balance. The album ended up getting lots of mixed reviews.
In an interview with The Source, Soul stated that he would only be releasing two more albums after These Days, which only makes me wonder if he’s losing interest a little earlier than expected? The hook from Braille says, “Ain’t nothing new to say/It’s all been said.” Maybe he’s indicating, ‘Hey guys I’m kinda done but here’s the projects I promised”. Or It could be a clever ploy; the good ol’ ropadope, lower your expectations then knock you straight on yo’ ass!… I’m hoping for the latter. It’s been two years since his last release so I can’t really imagine Soulo giving his fans anything less than awe-inspiring. OTN Top released a IG video when he got back to HQ and the music in the background sound dope af…
A video posted by gwadpot (@dangerookipawaa) on Nov 17, 2016 at 12:45am PST
No date has been set yet but I’ve seen tweets about artworks being done, and followed later on with coming soon, so I’m guessing by the end of this month, giving Top has made it official that’s one of his goals. The presence(presents) of an Ab-Soul album as a stocking stuffer could be such a gift* for any hop-head(#bars). Once the interviews start though we’ll know for sure. What’d you feel though? You digging Soul’s new music?