Listen: Ab-Soul, "Tree of Life"


We'd heard some pretty credible rumors that Ab-Soul would have new material for us this year, and now we get a definitive taste - here's "Tree of Life," which may or may not be our first sample of the rapper's upcoming third album. It's a fantastic song, with an eerie, percolating, very minimalist backbeat that gives Ab-Soul plenty of room to show off his lyrical skills and unparalleled braggadocio as he rhymes deftly about the various trees in his life, from the kind that grow money to the kind you can smoke. We'll keep you updated - we can't wait to hear more from this guy.