Ab-Soul

10 Songs That Influenced Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN.

With DAMN., Kendrick Lamar pulls back from the epic scope that defined To Pimp A Butterfly to deliver a rawer, more personal…
SPIN Staff / April 18, 2017

Lupe Fiasco Praises New Ab-Soul Album With a Ridiculously Wordy Review

Ab-Soul's Do What Thou Wilt. dropped on December 9 without that much of a splash, peaking at No. 34 on the Billboard 200 and garnering mixed reviews. Pitchfork's Sheldon…
Brian Josephs / January 5, 2017

Video: Ab-Soul – “RAW (Backwards)”

Top Dawg Entertainment third-in-command Ab-Soul brings the wickedness in his video for "RAW (backwards)," an immediate attention-grabber from his new album, Do What Thou Wilt, released…
Winston Cook-Wilson / December 14, 2016

Surprise, Ab-Soul’s New Album Is Out This Friday

Top Dawg Entertainment is closing out 2016 with at least one more release. TDE CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith confirmed on Twitter that Ab-Soul's new album,…
Brian Josephs / December 5, 2016

Video: Danny Brown – “Really Doe” ft. Earl Sweatshirt, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul

You can appreciate Danny Brown’s swift, ululating flow for its raw musicality, processing only the major lyrics that pop out. Or you can prick up…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 1, 2016

Danny Brown Unleashes New Song “Really Doe” Featuring Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt, Ab-Soul

One of the biggest reasons for Atrocity Exhibition's heightened anticipation, other than the fact that it's a new Danny Brown project, is the track "Really Doe."
Brian Josephs / September 19, 2016

Kendrick Lamar and Black Hippy Crew Jump on Charged Remix to ScHoolboy Q’s ‘THat Part’

Today, ScHoolboy Q releases the excellent new album Blank Face, and to celebrate, the Top Dawg Entertainment rapper has released the "Black Hippy REMIX" for…
Andrew Unterberger / July 8, 2016

Nardwuar and TDE’s Ab-Soul Face Off in Strange New Interview

At first, Ab-Soul did not have any patience for Nardwuar's shtick. The Black Hippy member opened the interview by warning the Canadian oddball against any funny…
James Grebey / October 21, 2014

Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, and Mac Miller Consolidate Skills on ‘Hunnid Stax’

In comes a new banger from Top Dawg: "Hunnid Stax" by Ab-Soul, who's prepping for the June 24 arrival of his new album,…
Olivia Forman / June 11, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Migos Stay Transcendently Repetitious with ‘Antidope’

KIT ft. Jeremiah Meece, "Cinnamon & Gold Teeth"Hey there, ScHoolboy Q, I'm gonna let you finish, but this KIT character from Chicago, connected to the…
Brandon Soderberg / March 6, 2014

Common and Ab-Soul are ‘Made in Black America’ on Soulful Cut

Common has shared a new track from his forthcoming 10th album, the No I.D.-produced Nobody Smiling. The follow-up to January's "War" features Black Hippy star Ab-Soul and…
Chris Martins / February 13, 2014

Kendrick Lamar’s Verse at the BET Hip-Hop Awards Is the Best Thing He’s Done This Year

The BET Awards cypher is, in part, a necessary nod to hip-hop traditionalism, where the ability to rap very well remains a touchstone. But it's also…
Brandon Soderberg / October 16, 2013

Chuck Inglish, Mac Miller, Ab-Soul Get Trippy on ‘Came Thru/Easily’

Cool Kids co-founder Chuck Inglish has got a full-length debut on deck for the new year — Convertibles, due February 11 on Dave Sitek's Federal Prism…
Chris Martins / October 4, 2013

Pete Rock & Camp Lo Spar With Ab-Soul on ‘Don’t Ya Just Love It’

With '90s-style Bronx rap making a comeback, there are a number of current rappers aiming for Camp Lo's throne. Figures that in 2013, a West…
Jordan Sargent / July 30, 2013

Mac Miller Is Cool Now

Mac Miller never pictured himself in Los Angeles. Born Malcolm McCormick, the 21-year-old rapper grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with New York City looming as…
Jordan Sargent / July 18, 2013
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