Rap momentum can be a funny thing. A few months ago during the height of the Drake and Meek Mill beef, Drake rapped “I been waiting four days n****, where y’all at?/I came through in the Wraith playing AR-Ab.” The Canadian emcee’s name drop lead to a slew of coverage for the Philly rapper who seemingly popped up on every rap blog after the mention. For a while, it seemed like Ab would be able to capitalize on the hype — he did release a “Back to Back” freestyle aimed at Meek — but after the beef died down, so did his interview rounds.
One might’ve thought Ab let the co-sign blow past him but it turns out that all wasn’t for naught. The “top goon” of Philly re-emerged as an artist on Birdman’s Cash Money label and dropped a video for his newest single “Black Mob.” The video and song are consistent with AR-Ab’s previous output of hard beats and seemingly autobiographical tales of dope dealing. The key feature of AR-Ab’s music has always been the aggression and delivery of his vivid street tales and “Black Mob” upholds that legacy.
Ab’s reportedly helping the homies out too, as he’s executive producing Dark Lo’s Darkavelli which is set to drop in August, according to Vlad TV. Ab’s new signing and video likely means a project is on its way but, as of now, nothing has been announced.