Kendrick Lamar calls Ab-Soul Black Hippy’s mascot. “When I first met [him] I thought he was a nerd. A nerdy, wizardish genius,” Lamar says. On “Showin Love,” Soul rides a lumbering Willie B-produced beat punctuated by tiny skittering drums, energetically modulating his pitch and wildly badmouthing both Democrats and Republicans. Soul talked with Andrew Noz about perfecting his craft and growing up in the record business in a recent interview, read it here.
Download: Ab-Soul, “Showin Love”