“I used to wanna rap like Jay-Z / Now I feel like I’m runnin’ laps around Jay-Z / Nas ain’t seen nothing this nasty / B.I.G. and Pac got it coming when I pass too / You got the mic, I ain’t the one you wanna pass to.” – Ab-Soul
In just three days, Black Hippy and Top Dawg Entertainment member Ab-Soul will be releasing his new album, Control System. In preparation, Soul posted up “ILLuminate”, his joint track with long-time friend and fellow TDE collaborator Kendrick Lamar, who will also be releasing a new album of his own, Good Kid in a Mad City, later this year. Over some smooth Skhye Hutch production, Ab-Soul spits two insane verses before giving Kendrick a turn as well. It’s ridiculous how much quality these guys are bringing to the game and “ILLuminate” certainly meets these high expectations. Control System is out May 11th.