Ab-Soul News

Stream Ab-Soul's "These Days..."
Stream Ab-Soul's "These Days..." Jun 24, 2014 at 09:25am
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.
TDE's CEO Says "Jay Rock Is Up Next"
TDE's CEO Says "Jay Rock Is Up Next" Jun 20, 2014 at 12:36pm
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.
Ab-Soul Wants Dr. Dre To Let Black Hippy Make "Detox"
Ab-Soul Wants Dr. Dre To Let Black Hippy Make "Detox" Jun 19, 2014 at 04:22pm
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. In a new interview with SkeeTV, Ab-Soul spoke of how Black Hippy came together, as well as his idea that the group could take the reigns on Dr. Dre's long-delayed album, Detox.
Samples Of The Week: June 19
Samples Of The Week: June 19 Jun 19, 2014 at 09:48am
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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Ab-Soul Reveals Tracklist For "These Days" Album
Ab-Soul Reveals Tracklist For "These Days" Album Jun 13, 2014 at 09:11pm
With less than two weeks to go, Ab-Soul has finally revealed the official tracklisting for his highly-anticipated album These Days… The upcoming debut from Soulo will host 15 records and feature guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Action Bronson, Jay Rock, RaVaughn, and more. The production side of things will be handled by J. Cole, Mac Miller (Larry Fisherman), Terrace Martin, Purity Ring, and DJ Dahi.
Ab-Soul Says He Recorded Majority Of "These Days..." At Mac Miller's House
Ab-Soul Says He Recorded Majority Of "These Days..." At Mac Miller's House Jun 11, 2014 at 04:30pm
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.
Lupe Fiasco Hints At Release Date, Reveals More Features For "Tetsuo & Youth"
Lupe Fiasco Hints At Release Date, Reveals More Features For "Tetsuo & Youth" Jun 5, 2014 at 12:48pm
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. His latest, as heard on Sway In The Morning, gives clues about its release date and gives us a more complete picture of the album's tracklist. 
Ab-Soul Announces Title Of Debut Album [Update: Release Date & Album Cover Revealed]
Ab-Soul Announces Title Of Debut Album [Update: Release Date & Album Cover Revealed] May 30, 2014 at 08:03pm
 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. Today, it come out that everything was a big misunderstanding as the TDE president cleared the air, and even revealed some other news.
Ab-Soul Talks "These Days..." And Competition Within TDE
Ab-Soul Talks "These Days..." And Competition Within TDE May 30, 2014 at 01:05pm
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.
Samples Of The Week: May 29
Samples Of The Week: May 29 May 29, 2014 at 09:33am
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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Samples Of The Week: April 24
Samples Of The Week: April 24 Apr 24, 2014 at 10:30am
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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Ab-Soul Tweets That He's Working On "Longterm 3" Mixtape
Ab-Soul Tweets That He's Working On "Longterm 3" Mixtape Apr 11, 2014 at 12:07pm
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:  I've already begun #LT3 as well...
Review: Smoke DZA's "Dream.ZONE.Achieve"
Review: Smoke DZA's "Dream.ZONE.Achieve" Apr 4, 2014 at 04:04pm
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. Back with the long awaited and highly anticipated Dream.ZONE.Achieve, DZA sets out to prove that he has a lot more to talk about than just marijuana.
Samples Of The Week: March 27
Samples Of The Week: March 27 Mar 27, 2014 at 10:00am
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. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Crew Love: TDE
Crew Love: TDE Mar 17, 2014 at 10:58am
Top Dawg Entertainment, or TDE for short, is one of the biggest success stories in hip-hop in recent memory. Founded in 2004 by Anthony Tiffith, the label didn't release its first mixtape until 2008, and its first album until 2010, but since then, has reached commercial and critical heights the likes of which most other independent labels couldn't imagine.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 1-7)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (March 1-7) Mar 7, 2014 at 11:50am
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. Each week we take a look at some of the most memorable twitter moments from some of the genres biggest personalities.