Friday, October 25, 2013

"Dub Sac"- Ab-Soul


















Between Kendrick Lamar's ascendant verse on "Control" and the Black Hippy crew's verbal onslaught at the BET Cypher, there hasn't been a better time to be in TDE than now. Ab-Soul's unannounced track "Dub Sac" seems self-possessed with that knowledge, and the chronic overthinker is allowed time to put his feet up. Here there's no concern for the next target or take-down, the mantra shifts to the simple "f*** it". Soul's logging hours as Marshall Law from Tekken (I'd hoped he was a Kuma guy) and blowing digits, ambling through a vaporous beat provided by Tae Beast and Dave Free. The underlying drum hits and bass knocks keep him from kicking back completely; delivering a few diffuse shots "you still weak, you last weak" and reminding everyone through a gigantic grin "we gave y'all plenty of time to dig our stuff." In the midst of the murky chorus, the Black Hippy member jabs "n***** will never take it where I took it, I ain't even take it there yet". The whole crew continues to climb, and they haven't seen the summit.

According to TDE president Terrence "Punch" Henderson Schoolboy Q's Oxymoron is the next offering to drop (there's still no official date), and we may see a new release from Ab-Soul before the year is out.

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