After staying quiet for the better part of the last five years, Bay Area rap veteran and Mob Figaz member Husalah returned in May with "M.O.B.," a Young L-produced homecoming slap. The Pittsburg, California native, is gearing up for a full-fledged return and his latest track "Protect Your Soul," which premieres on The FADER today, finds Husalah in top form as he interpolates Sade and rides a pounding drum pattern.
"My mom, who had me as a teen, used to rap - she’s the one who started me rapping," Husalah told The FADER. "She was a big fan of Sade, and I’ve always loved everything about Sade too, including the things she stands for; her music is refined, she’s elegant and pure. But she had a dark side. This is my version of her "Bulletproof Soul" soul song. Even though I’m a gangsta, I just love Sade. I’m an iron fist with a velvet glove."