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

Hear Kendrick Lamar and Black Hippy Wink at Rapey Rozay in Latest ‘U.O.E.N.O’ Remix

The original buzz around Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O." was that it was going to be pushed to radio with new verses by Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West,…
Jordan Sargent / May 23, 2013
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