It has been confirmed that Ab-Soul will be unveiling his highly anticipated Herbert album on Friday, December 16, which will be his first album in six years. The album has already been given a few previews so far, including “Moonshooter,” “Hollandaise,” and “Do Better.” However, on top of these samples, Ab-Soul recently dropped off another sneak peek at the upcoming project, a mysterious visual for the track he calls “Bucket.” In the short video clip, Ab-Soul appears to be pulling into a liquor store and picking up someone while spitting his bars:
Aside from the cover artwork and track listing, the “Gang’Nem” rapper also revealed the official album artwork last week. A total of 18 songs will be featured by Herbert. This includes collaborations with Zacari, Big Sean, Fre$h, Jhené Aiko, SiR, Joey Bada$$, Punch, Ambré, Russ, ALEMEDA, and Lance Skiiiwalker for features. In the meantime, production will be handled by a number of prominent producers, including DJ Dahi, James Blake, Sounwave, Hit-Boy, DJ Premier, Boi-1da, and more.
The last album Ab-Soul released was Do What Thou Wilt, a 16-track collection featuring guest appearances by labelmates ScHoolboy Q and SZA, Rapsody, Da$H, Kokane, BR3, Zacari, and the late Mac Miller. Since then, he has provided features and assistance on various albums and compilations, including Black Panther the Album (Music from and Inspired By), Jhene Aiko’s Chilombo, among others.