Ab-Soul released his third studio album, These Days… last year and among the standout tracks was the TDE member’s “Tree Of Life” song with fellow California native Curtiss King.
DX Daily recently spoke with both Soul and King while at L.A.’s Block Party and asked them about their 2014 collaboration. The pair talked about how the track came together and its concept.
“To paraphrase simply just know heaven ain’t far. That’s all I can say about that,” Ab-Soul said during the exclusive interview with HipHopDX’s Justin Hunte. King would follow up by explaining how the their collaborative song was named, “I don’t care what time of the day it is, when you get that phone call from Soul it’s usually good news 98 percent of the time. He hit me up with [“Tree Of Life”], it was good news. He said he was already working on a song and a concept and I just happened to name the beat ‘Tree Of Life.'” Finally, Soulo noted that more work with Curtiss King would be on his future projects and vice versa.
“It was just magic,” he said in describing “Tree Of Life.” “We’ve been working together forever. We’ve been [longtime] friends. He’s been on all my projects and we’re going to continue that relationship.”
These Days… was released on June 24, 2014, features TDE members SZA, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock and debuted at number 11 on the Billboard 200.
Watch the full DX Daily segment below: