With Top Dawg Entertainment emcee Ab-Soul long-prepared to release his third album, the label’s CEO took to Twitter last week to give fans a chance to pick the release date.
Earlier in May, Ab-Soul himself Tweeted about frustrations surrounding the oft-delayed These Days release. “I’m this close to just leakin my shit like its a mixtape,” he wrote on the first of this month.
Asked if he’s talked to Ab-Soul about frustrations surrounding the album delay, Q said he hasn’t but understands the motivation to see the album released.
“Nah, I don’t really talk to him about it," ScHoolboy Q says. "That’s what he wanna do. He wanna put his album out. He got every right to want to put his album out.
“We dedicate our life to this,” he adds. “Yeah, he has a right to be wanting his album out. But, you know, there’s other things involved once you sign to a label and stuff like that. I don’t know the real situation, but the album is gon’ come out so it don’t really matter. It’s gon’ come out June. I think they letting the fans pick right now what date they gonna put it out. All artists have a right to get mad. We human, you know, but at the same time it’s still business.”
ScHoolboy Q himself answered Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith’s Tweet about the These Days release with a request for the June 3 selection.
— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolBoyQ) May 17, 2014