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Video: Schoolboy Q, “There He Go”

Schoolboy Q has released a video for one of this year’s best songs for elbow pumping, “There He Go,” from January’s Habits & Contradictions. The David Helman-directed clip features Kendrick Lamar in fashion sunglasses, as … read more »

POSTED July 30, 2012 11:45AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , ,

Interview: Ab-Soul

Ab-Soul, Black Hippy’s long-haired, human dictionary member, says he got so brainy just from listening well. He prefers watching educational YouTubes to reading novels and observing people to talking over them. On a recent visit … read more »

POSTED June 14, 2012 11:30AM IN MUSIC TV INTERVIEWS Comments (3) TAGS: , ,

The Things I Carry: Ab-Soul

We always like to know what some of our favorite artists carry in their purses (and man-purses)—the essential items that they need for touring or subway rides, the Grammys or any other thing that they … read more »

POSTED June 6, 2012 5:45PM IN MUSIC NEWS, STYLE NEWS Comments (4) TAGS: , , ,
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Video: Ab-Soul f. Danny Brown and Jhene Aiko, “Terrorist Threats”

“Terrorist Threats,” a standout track from one of the strongest rap albums of the year, Ab-Soul’s Control System, has a new video directed by Aplusfilmz. Jhene Aiko paraphrases Jay-Z in support of Top Dawg, and … read more »

POSTED May 21, 2012 10:59AM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , , ,

By The Numbers: Ab-Soul’s Control System

In By The Numbers, FADER looks at a big record release and breaks it down in basic digits and primary colors. This week, we look at Ab-Soul’s Control System, a dense, conspiracy-packed, but still super … read more »

POSTED May 15, 2012 6:52PM IN BY THE NUMBERS Comments (11) TAGS: , , ,

Stream: Ab-Soul f. Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Jay Rock, “Black Lip Bastard (Black Hippy Remix)”

All of Black Hippy jumps on a remix of Ab-Soul’s “Black Lip Bastard.” Kendrick gets the mic first, but Ab-Soul spits the weirdest, most memorable insult, in a new verse written for the remix: Niggas … read more »

POSTED May 11, 2012 10:33AM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , ,

Stream: Ab-Soul f. Kendrick Lamar, “Illuminate”

Kendrick Lamar joins Ab-Soul on “Illuminate,” a Skhye Hutch-produced track from what’s looking like a pretty incredible and very weird album (as well as the closest fans will get to a Black Hippy full-length anytime … read more »

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Video: Ab-Soul f. Alori Joh and JaVonte, “Empathy”

The dark, sensual vibes in the newest music video from Ab-Soul skew fairly strongly towards the “Hippy” part of the “Black Hippy” moniker, Soul totally nailing the off-kilter warble so endemic of the rapper-turned-loverman. He … read more »

POSTED May 2, 2012 6:04PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Stream: Ab-Soul f. Schoolboy Q, “SOPA”

Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q, Black Hippy’s wizard and its blunt force, respectively, vibe off each other over a crawling, bugged-out beat by Nez & Rio, the Chicago-based team who produced Soul and Q’s “Druggies With … read more »

POSTED April 24, 2012 5:31PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Video: Ab-Soul, “Pineal Gland”

Ab-Soul has released a fast-flickering video for “Pineal Gland,” named for the brain gland that produces melatonin, a sleep-cycle regulating hormone that’s released into the blood at night. The track, produced by Tae Beast, comes … read more »

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