Top Dawg Entertainment’s roster has been undefeated with their predictably phenomenal projects, rotating each member into the spotlight.
With a new album from SZA on the way, the label’s in-house philosopher Ab-Soul is back to continue the rollout to his forthcoming project — tapping Houston rapper Fre$H for his latest single “Gang’Nem.”
A reversed vocal sample gives the instrumental an eerie swing as Ab-Soul and Fre$H exchange heartfelt verses recanting stories from their respective neighborhoods. In similarly soulful visuals, Soulo paints an honest image of his upbringing, showcasing his rough past with friends from his home in Los Angeles.
“Elbows of vegetable for the L-O (Gas)
Had the runny nose but I ain’t have a cold (Ha)
If you know, you know, really though
The homie hit me, told me, ‘Hide the blicky, bro’
This nigga always into some wild shit
One time he bought the KelTec, I had to tell him all we shootin’ is videos”Ab-Soul — “Gang’Nem”
This marks Ab-Soul’s fourth single this year ahead of his upcoming album, HERBERT, which is expected to drop on Dec. 16. Previously, Soul was joined by Zacari for an introspective song titled “Do Better,” something Ab-Soul continues to do with every release.
Fre$H (f.k.a. Short Dawg) may seem like an unexpected feature, but his accomplishments speak for itself. His 2018 album, frēsh•ism, garnered features from the likes of 50 Cent, 2 Chainz and Chris Brown — releasing consistently up until this point.
Although fans of Ab-Soul are no strangers to waiting, the wait will be coming to an end shortly with his first album in six years. Keep up with Soulo’s rollout and stay tuned for more.
Check out ‘Gang’Nem’ by Ab-Soul and Fre$H below!