In comes a new banger from Top Dawg: “Hunnid Stax” by Ab-Soul, who’s prepping for the June 24 arrival of his new album, These Days. For the track you’ll find streaming below, the Los Angeles MC calls upon labelmate ScHoolboy Q and local pal Mac Miller (uncredited though he may be). The first taste of the LP — “Stigmata” with Action Bronson and Asaad — established Soul as the cerebral stoner-sage archetype on TDE’s roster, but the real statement came in the form of a recent trailer (seen above) contextualizing the album cover in which he appears to portray Jesus Christ.
But “Hunnid Stax” offers a seemingly materialistic departure from his prophetic theme, with Ab using every synonym on and off the books for “guap” while depicting the profitablity of his operation. Soul’s attention to rap’s conventional love of money counterbalances his intense consciousness elsewhere, but even these rhymes transcend the narrative of a “pussy money weed” rapper. Look no further than his opening quip: “People treat you real nice when you have $50 drawers on.” And to make the point of his bragging even more fundamental, Soul reminds us, “You know I gotta eat.” Us too, so chew on this: