Ab-Soul News

Underrated Audio October 19- October 25
Underrated Audio October 19- October 25 Oct 26, 2013 at 03:05pm
As November fast approaches, we're all getting excited to hear Eminem's come-back (we hope) on MMLPII on November 5th. However, October 15th was also an important day for hip-hop, with three of the most dope and underrated emcees all dropping records: Boldy James, Dom Kennedy, and Black Milk. Dom Kennedy is sort of making his way out of that underrated category, with Get Home Safely receiving (most) of the praise its due.
TDE Set To Drop New Music This Week
TDE Set To Drop New Music This Week Oct 20, 2013 at 10:56am
Last night, Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith announced via Twitter that he'd be dropping new material from the TDE camp this coming week. We'll apparently be hearing new music from Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, and it looks like a new music visual from ScHoolboy Q will be released as well. Last we heard was a remix of new signee Isaiah Rashad's "Shot You Down" single featuring Q and Rock.  That's all we have for now. Read Top Dawg's tweet below, and stay tuned for the new material. We've definitely looking forward to it. 
Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock & Ab-Soul Cover XXL
Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock & Ab-Soul Cover XXL Oct 16, 2013 at 12:41pm
TDE just delivered a pretty memorable cypher on last night's BET Hip Hop awards, and now they're taking the cover of XXL. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, and Jay Rock will appear on the front of the October/November 2013 issue, with a cover story on "Rap's Illest Crew". Take a look at the cover photo in the gallery above, and check out the cypher below.
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.