I’ll admit it, after These Days I really had no interest in another Ab-Soul album. I was more willing to hear him on a battle rap than a rap track, but boy did he come back and shut me up.
The best bar-for-bar emcee from TDE dropped an album to close out 2016, and it’s pretty much everything you “woke” folks and hip-hop heads have been asking for. Do What Thou Wilt is a very infectious, intellectual, and layered album that could appease virtually every type of fan in rap music right now.
“Braile” feat Bas is a track where he uses a Young Thug style flow, but still gives you BARS. The same can be said for “D.R.U.G.S” and “God’s A Woman”, which have beats full of bounce along with my favorite bridge/hook of 2016
“Come Have Sex With Jesus…Come Have Sex With Jesus…”
You always searching for “beef” “disses” and subs? Ab-Soul helps you out and eliminates the speculation on a song titled RAW [Backwards] as he name drops Troy Ave and Jay Electronica.
You looking for that “Woke Rap Ish?” This album is full of it! Get your ears and mind right to joints like “Huey KNEW Then”, “Evil Genius”, “INvocation” and “Threatening Nature” where he raps
“Way back when I was in grade school, I learned about history
But what about her story—did anybody ask?
Hm, with all disrespect
I think the American flag was designed by fags”
The album is even “Her friendly” with songs like “Womanogomy”, “Wifey vs Wifi/P.M.S” “The Law” and “Her World”
Schoolboy Q is on “Beat The Case” and I want to hear any song with Q on it.
This 16 track project is full of game, insight and appreciation, and respects the real men and women that shape and create this earth. It even digs into God actually being a woman, which you may argue is the real running theme of the entire album. Soul connects with his spirit, beliefs and emotions and delivers it very well on this album
We went from the overall so-so These Days, to much better days with Do What Thou Wilt. Soul is still the best lyricist in TDE to me and now the music is coming together. TDE keeps getting stronger and that’s going to be a real problem, real soon. Check more work from the boy here.