As we’ve been reporting over the past few weeks Top Dawg Ent artist Ab-Soulwas getting ready to release an album later this year [see Ab-Soul Plots New Project, Unveils “Terrorist Threats”] dropping a teaser record Terrorist Threats featuring Danny Brown & Jhene Aiko over production from Dave Free of Digi+Phonics. Ab-Soul has been on a journey since his 2009 debut project “Long Term” (Download | Stream) with the breakthrough releaseLong Term 2: Lifestyles Of The Broke & Almost Famous [Download |Stream] on Dubcnn in 2010 that produced singles including Livin’ Likefeaturing Rapper Big Pooh, Drift Away, Turn Me Up with label mateKendrick Lamar and the title track Long Term 2.
Last year he followed up with a street album Longterm: Mentality featuring Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Punch, Sounwave, Tae Beast, Murs, Jhene Aiko, Alori Joh, Javonte and more and already this year has dropped Black Lip Bastard, produced by Willie B as well as announcing that he and ScHoolboy Q are getting ready to hit the road for a tour titled THe Groovy Tour across the country during April and May starting in San Francisco on April 20th and finishing on May 20th in Seattle [see full list of cities and tour dates].
In an update last month we dropped the visual for a track entitled Pineal Gland where the TDE talent pushed the boundaries of thought over the Tae Beast produced track. We informed you then that the album – titled “Control System” – would drop on Friday May 11th 2012 via the previously announced Top Dawg Entertainment/Aftermath/Interscope deal.
Today is that day and after records including SOPA with ScHoolboy Q,Empathy featuring Alori Joh and jaVonte’ as well as ILLuminate featuringKendrick Lamar produced by Skhye Hutch – we can drop off once final single entitled “Black Lip Bastard (Black Hippy Remix)” produced by Willie Band MixedByAli before directing you to buy the LP NOW via iTunes
Enjoy and stay tuned to Dubcnn and remember; if it ain’t here; it ain’t count! Shouts to Ab-Soul and the Top Dawg Ent team. Go Cop Control System now!