Crew Love: EarthGang
EarthGang is just two guys, but there's enough creative energy between them to make their unique brand the focus of our latest episode of Crew Love. The duo of Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot are bringing an exciting new sound out of Atlanta, blending spontaneous poetics in the tradition of OutKast with forward-thinking electronic beats. The primary appeal of their music is simple: It's all them -- the natural expression of a friendship based on creativity. Thus we present a brief introduction to the personalities of both Dot and Venus.
Ab-Soul Cooks Up Sicilian Cauliflower In “Smoke In The Kitchen”
Following his performance at Coachella last Spring, TDE’s Ab-Soul decided to partake in the first episode of a newly launched website, MerryJane.com’s new cooking show called “Smoke In The Kitchen” a concept behind infusing cannabis and food together.
Jay Rock Feat. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul "Vice City" Video
Jay Rock Feat. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q & Ab-Soul
We're less than an hour and a half away from the release of Jay Rock's 90059, and as if the hype already wasn't high enough, Rock has dropped the "Vice City" video, featuring Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul. Black Hippy is back in the building, and they're coming hard. We considered ourselves lucky to catch a "Vice City" leak ahead of the release, but little did we know all four Hippies were gonna show up for the video hours later.
Ab-Soul Is Snoop Dogg's Guest On GGN
Snoop Dogg Feat. Ab-Soul
Snoop Dogg's GGN episode this week features co-host Ab-Soul. The two West Coast rappers keep the blunts (backwoods, of course) rolled in succession as they smoke and talk. Soulo talks with Nemo Hoes about his parents' record store, Top Dawg Entertainment, Elliott Wilson, his recent album These Days... and more. Soul pays his respect to Elliott Wilson for interviewing him, and also shouts out a few artists he's fucking with these days. Ab-Soul big ups PartyNextDoor on the r'n'b tip, and praises Detroit's DeJ Loaf and Danny Brown.
fR€$H aka SHORT DaWG Feat. Ab-Soul "Addiction" Video
fR€$H aka SHORT DaWG Feat. Ab-Soul
A little under a month ago, we had the pleasure of premiering Short Dawg's latest, a track called "Addiction" that just so happened to feature another one of our faves, Ab-Soul. Today, a video has arrived.
Ab-Soul "These Days" Tour Vlog Ep. 2
Ab-Soul is currently trotting his "These Days" tour across the nation, and after sharing a tour vlog at the beginning of this month, he's back with a second installment today.
Nardwuar Vs. Ab-Soul
Ab-Soul caught up with the infamous interviewer Nardwuar when his tour recently hit Vancouver, BC in Canada. Of course, Nardwuar came at Soulo with a bunch of hidden gems about the rapper's musical history, including his uncle and grandfather, Cletus and Celvin Anderson, whom we learn are the founders of the Magic Disc record label.
Ab-Soul On NiteCap With Peter Bailey
Following the recent interview with Lil Boosie, NBC NiteCap’s Peter Bailey returns today with a new interview with TDE lyricist Ab-Soul.
Ab-Soul Reveals "Longterm 3" Will Be His Debut Album
Ab-Soul released his These Days... project, and while it seemed that the LP may be his debut retail project, when it arrived it was once a digital release. Thus, we're still anticipating Soulo's proper album, which he revealed in an interview with Montreality may be the new installment in his Longterm mixtape series.
Ab-Soul Details The Making Of "W.W.S.D."
Ab-Soul's currently criss-crossing the continent on his "These Days" tour, and while he was in the DMV, our very own Baker caught up with the TDE rapper for a quick interview. Soulo spoke on his new track "W.W.S.D.," his love for DeJ Loaf's "Try Me," and his fashion sense.
Ab-Soul "These Days" Tour Ep. 1
Ab-Soul, TDE's Third Eye representative, is currently on the road for his "These Days" tour, named after his recent album These Days... As many artists are warrant to do in the Digital Age, Soulo is giving us a look behind-the-scenes of his tour, with a video series documenting life on the road. In the first episode of the "These Days" tour, we get to see Ab's daily routine, which mainly consists of trees, mixed in with other activities, like hitting the stage and performing. We also see Soul do some shopping in the mall and pose for flicks with a few fans.
Elliott Wilson's CRWN Interview With Ab-Soul (Part 2)
Yesterday we received the first part of Ab-Soul's interview with Elliott Wilson for the rap journalist's CRWN interview series. The live interview series goes in-depth with a particular rap subject, tackling everything: past, future and present. In the remaining 22 minutes of the Soulo interview, Ab discusses being on Black Planet freestyle chat back in the day, working in his parents' record store and Tupac's legacy, TDE, the loss of Alori Joh, and much more.
Elliott Wilson's CRWN Interview With Ab-Soul (Part 1)
Elliott Wilson's latest segment of his CRWN interview series features none other than the Black Lip Pastor aka Soul Brother #2 aka Ab-Soul. In the first part of his two-part interview, right off the bat Soulo talks about his parent's record shop, and his upbringing in the West Coast (Carson, to be specific). The TDE rapper talks about his new album These Days... and the reaction to it, discussing how he's in this for the long haul. He also speaks on the dynamic within the crew, and how he "needs that spot" (referring to being #1).
A Day In The Hustle: Ab-Soul
Before he sets sail for his These Days tour, TDE's Ab-Soul teams up with LOUD to drop a brand new entry in the latter's A Day In The Hustle series. Follow Ab as he takes you through his neighborhood in Carson, CA, showing you where he grinds and where he rhymes. "The hustle is usually monetary, but, with me, it’s more about the purpose," says Soul-O. "If you gonna rap, say something. Try to add to the culture. And that’s what my hustle is."
B-Real Interviews Ab-Soul In "The Smokebox"
Leave it to Cypress Hill's B-Real to develop an interview series built around interviewing rappers in a hot-boxed car. For this second installment in "The Smokebox," TDE's Ab-Soul continues to talk with Real about everything from proper weed etiquette right on down to his sophomore album These Days.
Kembe X Feat. Ab-Soul & Alex Wiley "As I Unfold" Video
Kembe X Feat. Ab-Soul & Alex Wiley
Last week, Kembe X dropped his self-titled EP with a little help from Scion, and though four solo cuts on there were undeniably strong, "As I Unfold" was the sure standout, thanks to strong contributions from Alex Wiley and Ab-Soul. Today, that track has received video treatment.
Ab-Soul And Retchy P Freestyle On Shade 45
Ab-Soul Feat. RetcH
"The only thing better than sex is when the words connect" That's how Ab-Soul begins his freestyle on Shade 45's Showoff Radio, and after both he and Retchy P deliver show-stopping bars, it's hard to argue with him. Spitting over a chillaxed beat courtesy of Statik Selektah, the duo shut the studio down. Retchy goes first, kicking rhymes about getting his tour bus searched, and Soulo follows with his usual Black Lip Pastor wit.
Curren$y Speaks On "Pilot Talk 3" Features & Release Date
Curren$y the Hot Spitta is definitely one of the realest. He's not about rap game hype or gossip, he stays low-key and does his thing-- which is consistently delivering free music. However, every now and then he'll ask that you pull out your wallet, and we all oblige. This is the case for the upcoming Pilot Talk 3 (the previous two Pilot Talk projects were also commercial releases, and well worth the money), which Curren$y says is on the way in October or November during our new interview with him.
Ab-Soul Answers Fan Questions On SKEE Live
There's nothing like a fan Q&A to get to know an artist on levels that no professional interviewer would stoop as low to ask about. Featured in this brand new interview with Ab-Soul are the big questions: "Do you have the best hair in the game?" "What is your ideal first date?" and, of course, "Can I smoke a blunt with you?" Find all of the answers you're looking for in the video above. If you haven't checked it out already, Ab-Soul's These Days... is available now on iTune and wherever commercial music is sold.
Ab-Soul Delivers "16 Bars"
After dropping off his debut album, These Days, last month, TDE’s Ab-Soul continues to stay sharpening his skills. Anyone can put words together that rhyme, but few can do it like Soulo. To showcase his lyrical talent & wordplay, Soulo decides to spit a quick freestyle for The BoomBox's "16 Bars" segment. He starts with... "I don’t follow no trends, but I’m a beast & I'm hype Soul Assassin all I need is a beat and a mic Like Joseph Jackson, when I kill it I feel so aliveAnd I get high so much that I don’t know goodbye"