Zacari & Ab-Soul Reunite For "Motions" Single

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The frequent collaborators have previously shared titles like "Do Better" and "RAW (backwards)."

It's been a major few months for the roster of artists at Top Dawg Entertainment. SZA finally delivered her sophomore effort, SOS, which has had an undeniably impressive run on the charts. Additionally, Ab-Soul's Herbert project made an emotional debut after the rapper survived a suicide attempt in the midst of putting his work together.

Thankfully, the 35-year-old seems to be in a much better place now and even reflects on his mental health in a new collaborative track. This New Music Friday, Ab-Soul links up with Zacari for his "Motions" single, marking the duo's fourth time working together. Previously, we've heard them on "Do Better" and "RAW (backwards)."

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Additionally, they came together with Kembe X and Jay Rock to create the over five-and-a-half minute long must-hear single, "Raised A Fool." While audiences obviously loved that, it's time to make room in your playlist for Zacari and Ab-Soul's most recent work. Thus far, "Motions" has been in constant rotation for many TDE fans all across the nation.

"No need to check up on, I'm doin' just fine / I'm signin' cheque after cheque, homie, I'm alright," the former rhymes on the first verse. "But every time I go home, I get anxious / And every time I go home, I'm impatient," he continues over production by ESTA.

For his part, Ab-Soul comes through with noteworthy bars later in "Motions." He begins the third verse with, "Like five towers on top each other, I'm talkin' high power / God's rainin', right now, you're bathin' in my shower." He later closes his impressive rhymes out with "Chillin' in silk sheets with you? / Have some empathy, would you? / I'm a sensitive Pisces and I keep it real, baby."

Stream Zacari and Ab-Soul's "Motions" on Spotify or Apple Music below. Afterward, tell us which of the duo's past collaborations is your favourite in the comments. Finally, check back tomorrow for more recommendations on our Fire Emoji playlist.

Quotable Lyrics:

Tourin' the globe, keepin' poetry in motion
Full of subliminal shit I do to keep you open
It's difficult to stay focus
When my mind sidetracked by
Dividin' your thighs like an ocean


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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.