Tagged: black hippy


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: , , ,

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: , , , , , ,