Los Angeles by way of Carson, CA artist Herbert Anthony Stevens IV, aka Ab-Soul, has a new album on the way, and today he’s revealed the tracklist and art. Herbert, his first album in six years, will feature Big Sean, Russ, Joey Bada$$, Jhené Aiko, SiR, Punch, Zacari, Fre$h, Ambré, ALEMEDA and Lance Skiiiwalker, with production from Sounwave, DJ Premier, James Blake, Hit-Boy, Boi-1da, DJ Dahi, and more.

Herbert out December 16th via Top Dawg Entertainment is a deliberately intimate portrait of the man behind Ab-Soul going back to his foundation, as noted by the name of the record, leaving the conspiracy theories he’s known for behind while emphasizing his musicality. After suffering through a series of unspeakable tragedies, Stevens completed the album as a changed man with a new sense of purpose. That was outlined with the first single, “Do Better,” where Stevens addressed the changes through an incredibly moving video based on real events.

The subsequent single, “Gang‘Nem,” produced by Sounwave, paid homage to his roots in Carson, CA, detailing where he’s from and the lifestyle he grew up around. The album will also feature two previously released tracks, “Hollandaise” and “Moonshooter,” which features a newly added Joey Bada$$ verse not included on the original single release.

Herbert Track Listing:

Message in a Bottle ft. Lance SkiiiWalker
No Report Card
Hollandaise
Moonshooter ft. Joey Bada$$
FOMF
Goodman ft. Punch
Do Better ft. Zacari
Gang’Nem ft. Fre$h
The Wild Side ft. Jhené Aiko
Art of Seduction ft. Ambré
Bucket
Go Off ft. Russ & Big Sean
Fallacy ft. ALEMEDA
Herbert
Church on the Move
It Be Like That ft. SiR
Positive Vibes Only
Gotta Rap

Artwork for the album ‘Herbert’ by Ab-Soul, cover by Dann Gilbuena
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