Ab-Soul News

 
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Announces "These Days" Tour
    After releasing his album These Days... back in June, TDE's resident conspiracy theorist, Ab-Soul, has remained relatively quiet, save for a few tracks he did with Statik Selektah.
  • Cover of Curren$y Reveals Ab-Soul, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa & More Featured On "Pilot Talk 3"
    Curren$y recently had a show out in DC, and we were able to catch up with him after the show for a sit-down about his highly anticipated Pilot Talk 3 album.
  • Cover of Charts Don't Lie: July 6
    Last week we saw r'n'b/pop take over the Billboard 200, and this week we finally see the return of rap to some of the top spots within the Billboard 200. Impressively, G-Eazy's third studio album comes in highest this week nabbing the #3 spot.
  • Cover of First Week Sales For Ab-Soul, G-Eazy & Riff Raff Are Here
    Several independent rap releases made their way on to the Billboard charts this past week, with Ab-Soul, RiFF RaFF and G-Eazy all dropping new albums in recent times. The debut numbers for each artist have arrived today, and G-Eazy's These Things Happen LP managed to come out on top of the others. Surprised or nah?
  • Cover of Review: Ab-Soul's "These Days..."
    Ab-Soul is a complex artist. The Carson, California native and Top Dawg Entertainment signee has overcome a number of major tribulations throughout the course of his life.
  • Cover of Stream Ab-Soul's "These Days..."
    Here it is, the moment every TDE fan has been waiting for: the stream of Ab-Soul's long-awaited These Days... The album leaked in entirety yesterday, so it appears that Soulo wanted to counter the leak with a SoundCloud stream of his own -- check it out below.
  • Cover of TDE's CEO Says "Jay Rock Is Up Next"
    While we anxiously await Ab-Soul's new album, These Days..., which officially drops in four days, TDE's CEO took to Twitter to answer a few questions fans had about the LP and in the process he revealed (or at least hinted at) who will be dropping the next project on the Top Dawg label.
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Wants Dr. Dre To Let Black Hippy Make "Detox"
    Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Jay Rock are all forces to be reckoned with on their own, but when they come together like Voltron to form Black Hippy, it's something truly special. A full length project from the group has always been hinted at, but it seems things are still up in the air at this point.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: June 19
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Listen To Snippets From Ab-Soul's "These Days..."
    Just a day after Ab-Soul let us in on the These Days... tracklist, Amazon has made snippets of each of the album's tracks available for streaming.
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Reveals Tracklist For "These Days" Album
    With less than two weeks to go, Ab-Soul has finally revealed the official tracklisting for his highly-anticipated album These Days…
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Says He Recorded Majority Of "These Days..." At Mac Miller's House
    Ab-Soul delivered a banger yesterday which featured ScHoolboy Q, "Hunnid Stax." Although Mac Miller wasn't credited on the track, mid-record you can hear Mac drop a few slow-paced bars before the track picks up pace again. Now in a new interview with XXL, Soulo reveals that Mac Miller's L.A.
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Hints At New Collaboration With Curren$y
    Ab-Soul is busy these days prepping an album of the same name, These Days... After dropping off the new cut "Stigmata" two weeks ago, Soulo chose a release date (June 24th) and dropped the album artwork (which portrays Soulo Christ-like sitting in a front of a cross).
  • Cover of Lupe Fiasco Hints At Release Date, Reveals More Features For "Tetsuo & Youth"
    With its first official single finally seeing the light of day, Lupe Fiasco's Tetsuo & Youth is now in full-on pre-release season, with the rapper delivering interviews about the project to whip us into a frenzy of anticipation.
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Announces Title Of Debut Album [Update: Release Date & Album Cover Revealed]
     It looks like cooler heads have prevailed in the Ab-Soul album saga. A couple days ago, we heard Ab-Soul threaten to leak his own album, but that was before TDE president, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, responded by daring any of his TDE rappers to do such a thing.
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Talks "These Days..." And Competition Within TDE
    Ab-Soul began 2014 a little roughly with the frustrating delay of his forthcoming album These Days..., but after threatening to leak the project earlier this month, it seems like he's patched things up with his label.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: May 29
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Top Dawg Invites Fans To Pick Ab-Soul's Album Release Date [Update: ScHoolboy Q Confirms Date]
     It appears fans won't have to wait too much longer for Ab-Soul’s debut album These Days... After announcing the title last week, Top Dawg CEO, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, is fed up of fans constantly bothering him about the release date, therefore he’s allowing you, the fans, to choos
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Says He's Close To Leaking His Own Album [Update: TDE CEO Responds]
    It's been three months since TDE's Ab-Soul confirmed he had turned over two projects to the label. Since that time, Soulo also confirmed he'd been working on another project, Longterm 3, however we've received no new updates on the albums he finished. 
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: April 24
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Ab-Soul Tweets That He's Working On "Longterm 3" Mixtape
    It's been close to two years since we got a new project from Ab-Soul, but the TDE rapper told us in January that his official follow-up to Control System was "turned in," and now he's revealed that a new mixtape is also coming soon. Taking to Twitter early this morning, the MC tweeted: 
  • Cover of Review: Smoke DZA's "Dream.ZONE.Achieve"
    Smoke DZA fans have seen the Harlem rapper’s growth from his last few projects. He went from hard-hitting straight-laced lyrics in George Kush Da Button to a street storyteller in Rugby Thompson.
  • Cover of Samples Of The Week: March 27
    When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
  • Cover of Crew Love: TDE
    Top Dawg Entertainment, or TDE for short, is one of the biggest success stories in hip-hop in recent memory.
  • Cover of 140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 1-7)
    Dissecting the foibles of the hip hop community as expressed in under 140 characters on Twitter. Not just used as a device to flood people's timelines with your new track, album, video, or clothing line, sometimes rappers truly channel the unfiltered interaction with fans.
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