Ab-Soul News

Top Dawg Entertainment's CEO Speaks Out On Label, Signing Kendrick Lamar & More
Top Dawg Entertainment's CEO Speaks Out On Label, Signing Kendrick Lamar & More Aug 27, 2013 at 10:57am
Top Dawg seems to be the independent label that's next up, with four rising rappers who all have their own niche in the rap market. The man who gave these four Black Hippy members a record deal, Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, has remained relatively quiet while Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock all make a name for themselves, and thus put Top Dawg Entertainment on the map.
Ab-Soul & Joey Bada$$ Headline "The Smoker's Club" Tour
Ab-Soul & Joey Bada$$ Headline "The Smoker's Club" Tour Aug 26, 2013 at 07:30pm
Ab-Soul and Joey Bada$$ are joining forces for a co-headlining tour. "The Smoker's Club" tour will make its way across North America, and include plenty of guests including The Underachievers, Chevy Woods, Pro Era, Cashius Green and more! You can catch the show this fall. View the full list of dates below.
Kendrick Lamar Explains Black Hippy's Unique Approach
Kendrick Lamar Explains Black Hippy's Unique Approach Aug 18, 2013 at 02:52pm
Kendrick Lamar has made a lot of noise on his own in the last year or so, particularly in the last week. The rapper is in the business for more than just himself however, as he's always had his Black Hippy crew in tow. The TDE rapper explained the unique approach of the group in a recent interview with Rock The Bells.
Top Tracks Of The Week: August 5-11
Top Tracks Of The Week: August 5-11 Aug 13, 2013 at 10:50pm
This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 25 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion. This edition features Ab-Soul, Drake, Young Jeezy and more! Take a look at the list in the gallery above, and feel free to let us know your own favorite tracks in the comments.
Ab-Soul Explains How Meek Mill Influenced "Christopher DRONEr"
Ab-Soul Explains How Meek Mill Influenced "Christopher DRONEr" Aug 11, 2013 at 01:57pm
Ab-Soul recently released a single, "Christopher DRONEr" which calls back to the February 2013 Christopher Dorner case. For those not familiar with the tragedy, Dorner was a one time police officer who went on a killing spree of LAPD officers, before taking his own life.
Lyrics Of The Week: August 1-8
Lyrics Of The Week: August 1-8 Aug 10, 2013 at 01:29am
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not quite sure about will be bolded.
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 1-7)
140 Bars Or Less: Tweets Of The Week (Aug. 1-7) Aug 8, 2013 at 05:00pm
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. This week features Mac Miller, Chief Keef, 2 Chainz and more!
Lyrics Of The Week: June 7-13
Lyrics Of The Week: June 7-13 Jun 17, 2013 at 06:03am
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.  Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, it's hard to get everything right - if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section. Lines we're not quite sure about will be bolded.  
Lyrics Of The Week: April 19-25
Lyrics Of The Week: April 19-25 Apr 26, 2013 at 09:51pm
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked. This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions. 
Black Hippy Cover RESPECT Magazine
Black Hippy Cover RESPECT Magazine Apr 18, 2013 at 01:41pm
As TDE's Black Hippy crew, consisting of Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock, continue their music industry takeover, they've landed the cover of hip-hop magazine RESPECT.
Lyrics Of The Week: Mar. 29 - Apr. 4
Lyrics Of The Week: Mar. 29 - Apr. 4 Apr 5, 2013 at 05:02pm
There's quite a bit of repetition in the game these days, and specific lyrics tend to get overlooked (with the exception of select Tyler, The Creator references). This is an opportunity to take a closer listen and really consider what these artists have to say. We encourage your opinions.  Keep in mind, these are the most noteworthy lyrics of the week, not necessarily the best. Also, if you notice any errors, don't hesitate to let us know in the comments section.
Ab-Soul Talks Upcoming Projects, Kendrick's Success
Ab-Soul Talks Upcoming Projects, Kendrick's Success Feb 25, 2013 at 04:56pm
Ab-Soul's profile has been consistently rising. While the Compton rapper has gained quite a following with his own releases, it doesn't hurt that he runs with the most hyped emcee of last year.
Ab-Soul Shows Support For Christopher Dorner, Alleged LAPD Shooter
Ab-Soul Shows Support For Christopher Dorner, Alleged LAPD Shooter Feb 9, 2013 at 06:37pm
Christopher Dorner, the former Los Angeles Police officer and Naval reservist who allegedly killed three LAPD, has found a supporter in the politically outspoken TDE member, Ab-Soul. Ab-Soul showed his support via Twitter today, quoting Dorner's manifesto in which he details plans to kill police officers and their families.
JMSN Reveals Details On "Unit 6" With Ab-Soul
JMSN Reveals Details On "Unit 6" With Ab-Soul Jan 29, 2013 at 12:04pm
JMSN has slowly been increasing his fan-base this past year, firstly, by releasing a debut album Priscilla which he then put out free, and secondly, by appearing on records with some big name rappers, like Kendrick Lamar and Game.
Review: Ab-Soul's "Control System"
Review: Ab-Soul's "Control System" May 18, 2012 at 11:18am
Ab-Soul may have been the TDE rapper getting the least amount of shine before Control System dropped. However, with the release of Control System on May 11th he has put himself at the forefront, and he proves why he belongs with the TDE spitters, all of whom seem to be the rappers of the moment. But Ab-Soul is more than just a 'rapper of the moment,' and Control System is definitely more than just a project you play once or twice
Underrated Audio: May 7- May 13
Underrated Audio: May 7- May 13 May 14, 2012 at 04:51pm
Last week Meek Mill pretty much took over the blogosphere with his new mixtape, and besides for that, I wasn't feeling that much music, so here's a few tracks that stood out.Meek Mill- A1 Everything Feat. Kendrick Lamar