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Stream: Ab-Soul, “Tree of Life”

TDE associate Ab-Soul has kept a relatively low profile since the release of his 2012 album Control System but on “Tree of Life” he announces his return. “Imma bout to go on tour,” he proclaims … read more »

POSTED April 19, 2014 6:03PM IN MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC NEWS 0 Comments TAGS: , ,
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Stream: Smoke DZA f. Ab-Soul, “Hearses (Prod. by DJ Dahi)”

Harlem’s own Smoke DZA — also known as the Kush God or dad — rallies TDE’s Ab-Soul and “Worst Behavior” producer DJ Dahi for “Hearses,” the first official single from his upcoming album Dream.ZONE.Achieve. Dahi … read more »

POSTED March 3, 2014 6:29PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,
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Black Hippy, “U.O.E.N.O. (Remix)” MP3

Confirming rumors started by Rocko in March, Kendrick Lamar jumps onto “U.O.E.N.O.,” the glorious track that helped sink Rick Ross’ Reebok contract and has now outlived it. Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock add verses … read more »

POSTED May 23, 2013 11:04AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,
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Interview: Schoolboy Q

Last week, Schoolboy Q stopped over in support of his upcoming third LP, Oxymoron, due out next fall. After dumping the contents of his kangaroo pocket on our conference table, he talked about copying Kendrick, … read more »

POSTED April 1, 2013 7:16PM IN MUSIC INTERVIEWS Comments (6) TAGS: , , , , , ,
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Photos: The FADER FORT Presented by Converse Day 1

The FADER FORT Presented by Converse began yesterday in Austin, with performances by Casey Veggies, Ratking, Nu Sensae, Sky Ferreira and all four of TDE’s pillars: Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar, who … read more »

POSTED March 14, 2013 3:51PM IN Featured - FADERFORT, Fort Photos Comments (4) TAGS: , , , , ,
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21 Musicians, Tastemakers and Other Weirdos Pick Their Favorite Music of 2012

Though the FADER does not empirically rank our favorite releases, the year-end battle between album heavyweights rages in our brains like everyone else’s. But we’re talkers, prone to changing our mind and always searching for … read more »

POSTED December 17, 2012 4:20PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (5) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Ab-Soul, “Only 1″ (Prod. by Willie B) MP3

Who else can rhyme like me?/ I’m making profit out of prophecy/ We built this dynasty on democracy and philosophy, Ab-Soul exclaims on “Only 1,” an end-of-year victory lap produced by TDE in-house guy WIllie … read more »

POSTED December 11, 2012 6:17PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (2) TAGS: , , ,
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Beat Construction: Sounwave

The producer is one of the most crucial yet anonymous figures in all of music. Every now and again we aim to illuminate these under-heralded artists with Beat Construction, an extension of our column in … read more »

POSTED December 4, 2012 7:33PM IN Beat Construction Comments (8) TAGS: , , , ,
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Twista f. Ab-Soul, “3rd Eye” MP3

Yesterday, Twista dropped a new tape, Reloaded, and on its best tracks, he remains a force to be reckoned with. DJ Tight Mike is a particular star on the tape; his beat for “Pimp On,” … read more »

POSTED September 5, 2012 2:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , ,
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Ab-Soul, “Nibiru” MP3

Ab-Soul, one time Black Planet text battle (freestyle, but you type) champ, returns with another song that requires some googling to wrap your head around. Soul ponders the Mayan calendar and whether aliens built the … read more »

POSTED August 16, 2012 10:38AM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , , ,