Ab-Soul is nothing less than a rap game shaman. With access to / influence in an intoxicated realm of good and evil spirits, there’s an air of trancelike ritual about this third-eye soldier’s work. Hype notwithstanding, his first two studio albums (Longterm Mentality and Control System) were critically acclaimed. Throughout his career, the Carson, California native has released two studio albums and two mixtapes, collaborating with Mac Miller, Jhene Aiko, JMSN, Danny Brown, Rapsody, Chance The Rapper, Mod Sun, Jesse Medina, Rich Hil, Metasota, Vic Mensa, BJ The Chicago Kid, Retchy P, Action Bronson, Chuck Inglish, Nipsey Hussle, Pete Rock, Camp Lo, Da$h, Sir Michael Rocks, Smoke DZA, Twista, Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Childish Gambino, Murs, Problem, Casey Veggies, Skeme, Joe Budden, Joey Bada$$ and more - not to mention he’s a quarter of TDE super-group Black Hippy alongside Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock. Most recently, he announced the completion of two new projects, hinted at another with The Alchemist and decided to stop writing his lyrics down, penning them from memory à la Jay Z (a major influence) instead. Stay tuned.
- Ab-Soul was born on a military base in Germany and lived there for the first four years of his life.
- He contracted Stevens–Johnson syndrome at the age of 10, which resulted in his light sensitive eyes and dark lips.
- As a newborn, he loved Michael Jackson.
- He's been predominantly inspired by Canibus, Nas, Twista, Eminem, Lupe Fiasco and Jay Z.
- Soul dreamed of playing in the NBA as a youth.
- U.O.E.N.O (Remix) [CDQ] Black Hippy487K Views420 Comments
- BET Cypher Kendrick Lamar Feat. ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock & Isaiah Rashad372K Views329 Comments
- West Coast Wu-Tang Kendrick Lamar Feat. Ab-Soul & Punch303K Views183 Comments
- Hunnid Stax Ab-Soul Feat. ScHoolboy Q265K Views255 Comments
- The Heart Pt 3 (Will You Let It Die) Kendrick Lamar Feat. Ab-Soul & Jay Rock253K Views239 Comments
- Thorns & Horns Lupe Fiasco Feat. Ab-Soul238K Views234 Comments
- Jay Rock Feat. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul "Vice City" Video49,427 Views97 Comments
- Chuck Inglish Feat. Ab-Soul & Mac Miller "Came Thru/Easily" Video18,558 Views4 Comments
- ScHoolboy Q & Ab-Soul Debut "Druggys Wit Hoes Pt. 3" Live In L.A.17,795 Views32 Comments
- Ab-Soul Feat. Schoolboy Q "Hunnid Stax" Video16,395 Views24 Comments
- Ab-Soul "Closure" Video16,189 Views31 Comments
- Control System2012
- Long Term Vol. 2Ab-Soul138K Views 50K Downloads 14 Comments
- V.I.C.E.SDa$h39K Views 9.7K Downloads 19 Comments
- Flowers IIAsaad20K Views 4.6K Downloads 10 Comments
- Stream The Game's "The Documentary 2"9,786 Views107 Comments
- Kendrick Lamar Shares "Kunta's Groove Sessions" Tour Dates, Jay Rock To Support12,852 Views101 Comments
- Young Chop Calls Out Kanye West For Using Chicago Artists30,526 Views166 Comments
- Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna & Pharrell All Suing French Clothing Company24,692 Views44 Comments
- The Game Don't Change: The Making Of "The Documentary 2"19,451 Views39 Comments
- Eminem Writes Essay On The Genius Of Tupac13,492 Views81 Comments
- Karrueche Tran Says Dating Chris Brown Has Made It Harder To Get Work37,118 Views103 Comments
- #TBT: Tech N9ne's Early Singles3,852 Views24 Comments
- GoldLink Announces Debut Album, Shares First Single4,339 Views14 Comments
- Quiz: How Well Do You Know The Game's "The Documentary"?9,318 Views36 Comments
- First Look At The Toronto Raptors' 'OVO' Alternate Jersey For This Season3,693 Views0 Comments
- N.W.A. & Janet Jackson Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame3,155 Views26 Comments
- Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" Becomes First Rap Video To Hit 1 Billion Views24,718 Views150 Comments
- Vince Staples & Mac Miller Discuss White Rappers & How They Fit Into Hip-Hop15,284 Views76 Comments