Ab-Soul Taps Big Sean, Jhene Aiko, Joey Bada$$ & More For 'Herbert' Album
By Tony M. Centeno
December 7, 2022
Ab-Soul is gearing up to release his fifth studio album. After debuting his new song "Gang'nem" a couple of weeks ago, the TDE rapper continues to reveal more details about his new LP.
On Wednesday, December 7, Ab-Soul revealed the official album cover for Herbert along with its 18-song tracklist. Soulo's first studio album in six years will come complete with fresh collaborations Big Sean, Jhene Aiko, Joey Bada$$, SiR, Punch and more. The project will also contain collaborations with previously released singles like "Hollandaise," "Moonshooter" and "Do Better" featuring Zacari. In a Instagram post, he shared a teaser for a new music video in support of the album.
Ab-Soul also worked with a handful of revered producers like DJ Premier, Sounwave, Hit-Boy, James Blake, DJ Dahi, Boi-1da and more. Fans were also expecting to see JAY-Z on the tracklist. Last week, the 35-year-old posted a photo with Hov with the caption "SOUL DID." The photo immediately sparked conversations about a collaboration between them both. While TDE seemed to allude that Jay would be on the album, the label's founder Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith revealed that he only brought them together.
"@souloho3 asked me to connect him with Hov ….. aye soul did u do ur part ?" Tiffith wrote in his post. "I guess we will find out when the album drop 🤷🏾♂️…. Y’all think he got it ? #TDE"
Ab-Soul's Herbert album drops December 16. Check out the full tracklist below.