Ab-Soul News

35 Artists To Follow On Snapchat
35 Artists To Follow On Snapchat May 11, 2016 at 06:19pm
Snapchat is bigger than ever, and if you haven't been keeping up with it, you may not know just how many artists have hopped on board and created accounts. Of course, not everyone is as much of a natural as DJ Khaled, but there is a wide selection of musicians now active on Snap, and since they're still not that easily searchable within the app, we've decided to round up a few of the people we've been following.
Ab-Soul & Joey Bada$$ Arrested In St. Louis [Update: Details Emerge, Joey & Ab Were Released]
Ab-Soul & Joey Bada$$ Arrested In St. Louis [Update: Details Emerge, Joey & Ab Were Released] Oct 29, 2013 at 11:04am
After their performance in St. Louis Monday night for The Smokers Club Tour, Ab-Soul, Joey Badas$$, and a few members of the Pro Era crew were arrested. No official word on what the arrests were for, but it’s presumably marijuana related. Funny enough, it appears as if Joey doesn’t know what he’s hand cuffed for either. With the news hitting Instagram, Joey is seen in the clip below hysterically laughing as he asks the cop: “Have you figured out why I’m in these handcuffs? Have you figured it out? Yo, they don't know why I'm in these handcuffs.”
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.
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: "This Bench Is Getting Warm As Fuck"
Ab-Soul: "This Bench Is Getting Warm As Fuck" Feb 8, 2016 at 06:16pm
Top Dawg Entertainment’s stable of emcees is one of the best in the game. However, it can be tough to keep everyone happy with so many mouths to feed, so to speak. Ab-Soul is the only artist of the bunch who hasn’t released a critically-acclaimed and widely promoted album. His last project, These Days… came out after ScHoolboy Q’s widely popular Oxymoron but it didn’t receive nearly same amount of promotion. The same goes for Jay Rock’s 90059 and any of Kendrick Lamar’s albums.
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.
A TDE Project Is Dropping One Random Night This Week
A TDE Project Is Dropping One Random Night This Week Mar 1, 2016 at 05:36pm
Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Tiffith is really not playing. He’s been taking heat from impatient fans and label signees alike over the past few months, as people are itching to hear more from his label’s powerhouse of artists.
Review: Ab-Soul's "These Days..."
Review: Ab-Soul's "These Days..." Jun 27, 2014 at 02:20pm
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. And while all artists experience ups-and-downs that become points of growth for them as people while shaping the music they create, Ab-Soul's ups-and-downs are unique to most. On his deeply moving, autobiographical track "Book of Soul", featured on his second album Control System, Ab touches on his David vs.
TDE President Promises Four New Albums This Year
TDE President Promises Four New Albums This Year Jan 8, 2016 at 11:06am
Top Dawg Entertainment had a strong year in 2015, releasing two fantastic albums in Jay Rock’s 90059 and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. Don’t ever think that they’ll take a minute to rest on their laurel’s though.
First Week Sales For Ab-Soul, G-Eazy & Riff Raff Are Here
First Week Sales For Ab-Soul, G-Eazy & Riff Raff Are Here Jul 2, 2014 at 01:31pm
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?
Ab-Soul Calls "New Lil" Rappers "Weak"
Ab-Soul Calls "New Lil" Rappers "Weak" Sep 8, 2016 at 09:56am
Ab-Soul isn't the first rapper in the game to take issue with some of his colleagues. We recently saw Pete Rock lay out his feelings about some of the new wave of artists, including Lil Yachty and fellow rappers that are heard to understand on wax. Yachty took it in stride (sorta), but now Ab-Soul has stepped in to also throw shade at this new generation of rappers, the same that Pete Rock was referencing.
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.
TDE President Shares Mysterious Release Date
TDE President Shares Mysterious Release Date Aug 6, 2016 at 02:29pm
Earlier this year, TDE CEO Top Dawg suggested that at least 6 projects would be released by the label in 2016, one from each of its signees, as well as the possibility of music from two unnamed artists (one later revealed to be Lance Skiiiwalker). So far, TDE has dropped Kendrick Lamar's untitled, unmastered and ScHoolboy Q's Blank Face LP, meaning there's a whole lot more to come in the second half of the year.
Quiz: Which TDE Rapper Are You?
Quiz: Which TDE Rapper Are You? Mar 17, 2015 at 05:05pm
Yesterday we tried out our first-ever quiz on the site, a la Buzzfeed, to find out how well you consumed Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly upon first listen.
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.
Ab-Soul Disses Jay Electronica During Freestyle At Steez Day Festival
Ab-Soul Disses Jay Electronica During Freestyle At Steez Day Festival Jul 9, 2016 at 01:22am
It’s safe to say Ab-Soul isn’t a big fan of Jay Electronica. On Thursday night, the TDE member took the stage at the second annual STEEZ Day Festival in Los Angeles to send a message and/or “shot” (if you can even call it that) at the Brooklyn rapper.
Review: Jay Rock's "90059"
Review: Jay Rock's "90059" Sep 15, 2015 at 04:30pm
Would you believe that Jay Rock has been signed to Top Dawg Entertainment for ten years? They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, and apparently TDE wasn’t either, because Anthony Tiffith and his group of MCs have been hacking at this hip hop thing for a while now.