Tagged: black hippy


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: , , ,

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: , , , , ,

Hot 97 Announces 2012 Summer Jam Lineup

NYC hip-hop institution Hot 97 has announced the lineup for its 2012 Summer Jam. Performers include Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Waka Flocka, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, French Montana, Young Jeezy and DJ Khaled. Recent FADER … read more »

POSTED May 3, 2012 5:58PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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: , ,

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 »

POSTED April 17, 2012 2:17PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (4) TAGS: , , ,

Jay Rock, “Checkmate” MP3

One of the cool things about recent FADER cover artists Black Hippy is how they all seem to fit snugly on a continuum of thoughtful gangsterism. On one end, you’ve got the goofy Yoda-isms of … read more »

POSTED March 28, 2012 6:21PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (1) TAGS: , ,

Nardwuar vs. Kendrick Lamar

Vancouver’s zaniest export Nardwuar rounds out a week of great interviews with some of our favorite rappers, talking with FADER #78 cover star Kendrick Lamar. As always, we learn some personal bits, like that Big … read more »

POSTED March 23, 2012 1:15PM IN MUSIC VIDEO TAGS: , , , ,

Interview: Black Hippy at the FADER FORT Presented by Converse

We caught up with Black Hippy—Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and bucket hat-devotee Schoolboy Q—before their tag-team headlining set at the FADER FORT Presented by Converse to eat some fruit snacks and talk about TDE’s … read more »

POSTED March 20, 2012 2:30PM IN Featured - FADERFORT, Fort Video Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , ,
Fader Fort | SXSW 2012

The FADER FORT Presented by Converse Photos: Day 3

Fatigue tends to set in as SXSW presses on, but we cruised through day three at the FADER FORT Presented by Converse, warding off burnout with Stumptown cold brews and plenty of smartwater. The morning … read more »

POSTED March 17, 2012 2:25PM IN Featured - FADERFORT, Fort Photos TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,