“ILLuminate” F. Kendrick Lamar

    Black Hippy member Ab-Soul will drop his new album Control System this Friday. And if you’ve kept up with anything this dude has put out in the last year or so, you’re probably (understandably) psyched. Between his fellow Top Dawg Entertainment reps Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar–who’s featured on this track, “ILLuminate”–Ab-Soul may not be the best known, but he disappoints as rarely as his pals.

    Soul and Lamar tear up the Skhye Hute-produced track, making the slow beat work overtime to accommodate both rappers’ swift and practiced flows. Accordingly, this track makes Control System, whose artwork is an altered take on the Sephirot–the 10 metaphysical attributes expressed in the Kabbalah (hence “Illuminate”)–look all the greater. Listen below. [NR/Fader]