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Late last night, while most of us were watching the Indiana Pacers get mercifully and thankfully removed from the Eastern Conference Finals had our attention occupied elsewhere, Ab-Soul took to Twitter to reveal two major things. The first was a confirmation of what Top Dawg Entertainment fans had been hoping for – that yes, Soul-O’s much-anticipated LP These Days album would in fact be arriving next month. On June 24th, to be exact.

The second thing Ab-Soul let loose was an official set of visuals for his recent “Stigmata” single. Kept short but sweet, the Dave Free and APLUSZ Films-directed “Stigmata” music video has Soul-O carrying a cross through a barren land like a black-lipped, shades-wearing savior bloodied and adorned in a crown of thorns. It’s visually affecting, and perhaps lets us know that These Days may pack still more of the potent and layered messages that have become Ab-Soul’s staple.

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