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,…
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Ab-Soul: Black Hippy’s Heady Energy Force Leads by Listening
Who: Born Herbert Anthony Stevens IV, Ab-Soul, 25, has spent the last few years as the secret weapon of Los Angeles rap collective Black Hippy.
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Ab-Soul, ‘Control System’ (Self-released)
Secret best Black Hippy skips ScHoolBoy's machismo, matches Kendrick's bug-out charm, channels P.K. Dick dread.
May 16, 2012
The Week’s 9 Controversial, Baffling, and Excellent Covers
It may have been a sluggish week for Internet goodies, but it was a great one for cover songs. From the excellent and deliberate to…
April 27, 2012
Kendrick Lamar, Black Hippy Predictably Sign to Interscope
Top Dawg Entertainment, the independent home of Kendrick Lamar and Black Hippy (a.k.a. ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock), has told the Fader that the…
March 9, 2012
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