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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: , , ,

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: , , , ,

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: , ,

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: , , , ,

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

Kendrick Lamar doesn’t bother with white linen or suits in the new, Rocksmith-presented video for “Black Lip Bastard (Black Hippy Remix),” the extended crew cut from Ab-Soul’s excellent album Control System. Everyone shares camera time; … read more »

POSTED August 10, 2012 10:28AM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , , , ,

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: , , ,