Written by Carla Bynum
The album features fellow Black Hippy members Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Jay Rock along with Lupe Fiasco, Rick Ross, Action Bronson, SZA and Mac Miller (as Delusional Thomas).
In 15 songs, Soul invites us into his ethereal world and raps about a variety of topics. These Days struggles to find its identity with songs ranging from party anthems to heartfelt anecdotes about his rise to fame but with Soul’s clever wordplay and storytelling skills, he demands attention.
It’s a hard task to establish your own identity when you’re a member of the supergroup Black Hippy but Ab-Soul let’s listeners know he’s a force to be reckoned with and he can stand on his own two feet.
While some may have expected more from the album, These Days provides great moments for the listeners.
Recommended Tracks: “God’s Reign,” “Tree of Life,” “Nevermind That,” “Kendrick Lamar’s Interlude”