New Ab-Soul Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


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Ab-Soul - Trouble ft. Aloe Blacc [Stream]

Trouble is bound to find Ab-Soul wherever he goes, as evidenced by the TDE wordsmith’s latest collaboration with the soulful sounds of Aloe Blacc. Like Lock & Load and Play It Cool before it, Trouble was produced by... Read More

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If Ab-Soul Got Dropped From TDE, What Label Should He Sign With? [Feature ]

Labels aren’t what they use to be. Once upon a time they were seen as a rite of passage, a stamp of authenticity, proof that you made it to the big leagues. Kids used to daydream about Roc-A-Fella chains, Def Jam... Read More

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Ab-Soul - 47 Bars [Stream]

Earlier today, Ab-Soul tweeted the following: “I might get dropped from the label for this 1, but fuck it lol…” While it is highly doubtful that a mere 47 Bars over some The Alchemist production would force... Read More

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Bad Lucc - Top of the Diamond ft. Problem, Ab-Soul & Punch [Stream]

This spring, West Coast mainstay Bad Lucc will be unleashing Diamond Lane America, his highly-anticipated joint LP with labelmate Problem. Before beginning to promote the set in earnest, the collaborators decided to get their... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco ft. Ab-Soul & Troi - They. Resurrect. Over. New. [Stream]

If you’re a loyal reader of The DJBooth, I don’t need to tell you that Lupe Fiasco dropped a new album today; odds are, you’ve already given it enough spins to memorize half the lyrics. Others, however, may... Read More

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Nikki Jean ft. Ab-Soul - Champagne Water [Stream]

Jesus Christ may have turned water to wine, but could he carbonate it? On her latest solo feature, singer/songwriter and prolific hookwoman Nikki Jean one-ups the son of God by transforming Water into Champagne. On this... Read More

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Kembe X ft. Ab-Soul & Alex Wiley - As I Unfold [Stream & Download]

Update: We have added the Yellow Nguyen-directed visuals for Kembe X’s As I Unfold single. At the bottom of June, we saw Scion A/V come together with Southern emcee Scotty ATL to drop the reader-acclaimed OTR2SJ. Just... Read More

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Ab-Soul - To the Max [Stream]

As often happens to artists with high standards, Ab-Soul had a few songs left over after putting the finishing touches on his most recent TDE album—some of which were plenty good enough to make it onto the final tracklist.... Read More

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Statik Selektah ft. Ab-Soul, Jon Connor, Logic & Francesca - Alarm Clock [Stream]

There’s nothing better than hearing a song you love first thing in the morning… well, until you develop an association between the song and having to get up for work, and start to hate it. That part really f**king... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. ScHoolboy Q & Mac Miller - Hunnid Stax [Stream]

With the release of his next album just two short weeks away, Top Dawg lyricist Ab-Soul returns to the Booth with another fresh single off the set. The follow-up to early May’s Booth-approved Stigmata, Hunnid Stax finds... Read More

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Did Ab-Soul’s “These Days” Album Flop? [Feature ]

​There was a time when album sales weren’t just a measure of an artist’s success, they were the measure. Album sales were the engine that drove everything else in an artist’s career; simple, quantifiable... Read More

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Ab-Soul - These Days… [Album]

These days, Russia makes land grabs like it’s the Cold War. These days, people eat gluten-free, or like the cavemen did, or like Mediterranean people do, or whoever else lives long and stays slim. These days, music is... Read Full Review

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Ab-Soul’s “These Days” Album Leaked, Let’s Listen (Stream) [Feature ]

Today Ab-Soul's "These Days" album leaked, and because this is 2014, the internet - or at least the portion of the internet that cares passionately about hip-hop - went scrambling to hear it. Instead of navigating through the... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. Jhene Aiko - Closure [Stream]

When someone says that they need Closure, what they’re really talking about is a moment in time that provides a proper, appropriate or peaceful ending. So, with this in mind, what type of closure is TDE solider Ab-Soul... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. Lupe Fiasco & Nikki Jean - World Runners [Stream]

With only a week until Ab-Soul‘s new album drops, Solo comes through with a major feature in the form of World Runners, featuring the always verbose Lupe Fiasco and Lupe’s frequent vocal compatriot, Nikki Jean.... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. The O’My’s - These Days [Stream]

With the release of his third independent album on the horizon, Ab-Soul and his team at TDE are in full-on promo mode. Following Booth-approved singles Tree Of Life and Stigmata, as well as the overhyped but underwhelming... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. Action Bronson & Asaad - Stigmata [Stream]

Stigmata is a designation used by members of the Christian faith to describe body markings or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Christ. What does this brief history lesson have to do... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Tree Of Life [Stream]

Let’s all bow our heads on this holy, smoke filled day for a short and powerful message from the Black Lipped Pastor… For the Lord said, “Let it be all about the various forms of green!” And it was so.... Read More

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Jesse Medina ft. Ab-Soul, Sir Michael Rocks & Anya Kvitka - Riddims 2.0 [Stream & Download]

Jesse Medina‘s last Booth feature came in February, with So Called Friends. On the newly-released Riddims 2.0, Medina brings along some real friends who just so happen to know their way around the mic. Accompanying... Read More

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Asaad ft. Ab-Soul - Alejandro Jodorowsky Flow [Stream & Download]

Who says hip-hop doesn’t teach you anything? If it weren’t for Asaad‘s latest feature, I might never have known about Alejandro Jodorowsky. For those curious, Alejandro Jodorowsky is a Chilean-French... Read More

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Nitty Scott, MC ft. Ab-Soul - Apex [Stream & Download]

Nitty Scott, MC‘s been absent from our front page since guesting on Blu and Nottz‘s Boyz II Men back in October of 2013, but don’t think for a second that her skills have deteriorated in the months between... Read More

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Smoke DZA ft. Ab-Soul - Hearses [Stream]

Haters and sucker emcees, let it not be said that Smoke DZA never did anything for you. On his latest promo single, the Harlem rhymesayer makes it known that he’s handing out free Hearses to anyone standing in his way.... Read More

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Lupe Fiasco x Ab-Soul - Thorns & Horns [Stream]

Were you one of the hardcore Lupe Fiasco fans who heaved a sigh of disappointment at the straightforward, radio-ready style of last week’s Snitches? Then Thorns & Horns is for you. A loosie released (according to... Read More

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Mac Miller ft. Dash, Ab-Soul, Vince Staples & Retch - Amen [Stream]

On a recent promo cut, Mac Miller wondered whether he might be hip-hop’s version of el Diablo. The fact that his latest feature is called Amen may seem contradictory at first blush, but hit play and you’ll quickly... Read More

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Common ft. Ab-Soul - Made in Black America [Stream & Download]

January’s War found Common offering an incisive, thought-provoking lyrical take on gun violence in his native Chicago. On the newly-released Made in Black America, the Windy City mainstay continues to address the issues... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Dub Sac [Stream]

A few years ago, Ab-Soul was rolling through the city streets with a Dub Sac in his bucket. Today, ain’t nothing changed—except he’s got a whole ounce of good weed, and he’s upgraded his whip to a Benz.... Read More

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Vic Mensa ft. Ab-Soul & BJ The Chicago Kid - Holy Holy [Stream & Download]

Whether consciously or not, artists are often motivated by the desire to create something that will outlast them. Such is definitely the case for Vic Mensa, who comes face to face with his own mortality on Holy Holy, a... Read More

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Chuck Inglish ft. Mac Miller & Ab-Soul - Came Thru / Easily [Stream]

Being fly ain’t just a matter of what you do; it’s also about how you do it. For an example of someone who has both sides of the equation nailed down tight, look no further than Chuck Inglish. On new EP single and... Read More

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Snake Hollywood ft. Ab-Soul - Choke [Stream & Download]

As a rapper, the last thing you want to do when introducing yourself to a new audience is Choke. Fortunately for Snake Hollywood, he’s not the one performing the titular action on his first Booth feature—on the... Read More

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Rapsody ft. Nipsey Hussle, Ab-Soul & Terrace Martin - Never Know [Stream]

With a new project on the horizon, NC emcee Rapsody is back to remind us that she is a quiet force to be reckoned with. If you’re familiar with her work, then you already know what’s up, as her new single Never... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Christopher DRONEr [Stream]

Let it not be said that Ab-Soul shies away from controversy. On his latest feature, the Top Dawg Entertainment signee combines two of the most provocative topics in recent memory—cop killer Christopher Dorner and the US... Read More

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Black Hippy - U.O.E.N.O. (Remix) [Stream & Download]

Yesterday, Kendrick Lamar and his Black Hippy colleagues kicked off the good kid, m.A.A.d. city World Tour in Las Vegas, Nevada. Even while on the road, K.Dot and company are committed to keeping their hungry online fanbase... Read More

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Sir Michael Rocks ft. Ab-Soul & Dash - In a Minute [Stream & Download]

Sir Michael Rocks has a new solo LP, Banco, dropping In a Minute. And by “a minute” I mean “a period of indeterminate length,” since the set is currently unscheduled. Realizing that timeframe might not be entirely... Read More

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Chance The Rapper ft. Ab-Soul - Smoke Again [Stream]

I don’t know about y’all, but if I had a massively-anticipated project scheduled for release tomorrow, I’d be feeling a little anxious. So, what’s Chance the Rapper doing to take the edge off as he... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. Mac Miller - The End Is Near [Stream]

Ab-Soul has seen the future, and it ain’t looking too bright… for sucker emcees, anyway. On new promo single The End Is Near, the TDE solider informs his competition that they aren’t long for this world.... Read More

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Ab-Soul & Short Dawg - Bubble Gum Blues [Stream]

Last October, while in Los Angeles for several business meetings, I had the chance to catch A$AP Rocky and ScHoolboy Q perform at Hollywood Palladium.  During Q’s performance I remember seeing a large posse... Read More

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Meek DeMeo ft. Ab-Soul - Hallucinogen [Stream]

Some people, when dealing with problems in their love life, drink heavily in order to forget about their cares. But why just drown your sorrows, when you can escape from reality itself? New mixtape single Hallucinogen finds... Read More

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Ab-Soul & JMSN - You’re Gone [Stream]

An uncredited contributer to four tracks off Kendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d. city, JMSN is now hard at work on a full-length project with another Black Hippy affiliate and DJBooth fave, Ab-Soul. When two artists as... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar - ILLuminate [Stream]

When you’re shining as brightly as Ab-Soul, there’s no sense in hiding your light under a bushel. On a newly-released cut off his next studio album, the Top Dawg Entertainment buzzmaker sets out to ILLuminate the... Read More

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Mac Miller ft. Ab-Soul - All the Time [Stream & Download]

Released under the Pittsburgh indie phenom’s “Larry Fisherman” alias, Mac Miller‘s last feature, Doodling in the Key of C Sharp, earned him props for his willingness to think outside the box, but was a little... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Only 1 [Stream & Download]

Nowadays, it seems like rappers pop up out of nowhere, often biting one another’s styles and creating a whole industry of carbon copied clones. Despite all the parody in the game, there is still Only 1 Ab-Soul. At the... Read More

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Kendrick Lamar ft. Ab-Soul & Jay Rock - The Heart Pt. 3 (Will You Let It Die) [Stream & Download]

In his review of Kendrick Lamar‘s major-label debut album, the Booth’s own Nathan S. goes so far as to call the LP a classic-in-the-making—and my ears find no evidence to the contrary. In case those and other... Read More

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Talib Kweli ft. Black Thought & Ab-Soul - Congregation [Stream & Download]

“Can I get a ‘Church!’ from the Congregation?” Fresh off unleashing his latest street album upon the ‘net, Talib Kweli has donned his Sunday best to bring us a standout selection off the project. And,... Read More

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Colin Munroe ft. Kendrick Lamar & Ab-Soul - Scars N Stars [Stream & Download]

Over the past year or so the TDE crew has been rock solid when it comes to collaborations. Collectively they’ve put in work with Dr. Dre, Macklemore, 50 Cent and countless others. So it should come as no surprise that... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Nibiru [Stream & Download]

No rapper makes you listen to their track with Wikipedia open in another tab like Ab-Soul. Speaking of which, give me a moment…apparently Nibiru refers to a supposed disastrous encounter between the Earth and a large... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Black Lip Bastard (Black Hippy Remix) [Stream]

TDE truly is a movement, and since Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and ScHoolboy Q have all come out with new albums in the last year it’s got to be Ab-Soul’s turn to catch some spotlight. And since the crew rolls together, it... Read More

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Ab-Soul Talks “Control System”, Revolutionary Rap & More (DJBoothTV Exclusive Interview) [Feature ]

For the latest episode of "Outside the Booth", DJBoothTV's own Jacques Morels catches up with TDE fast-riser Ab-Soul during the Under the Influence tour to talk about his unique rhyme style, the revolutionary roots of his... Read More

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Rapsody ft. Raheem DeVaughn & Ab-Soul - NonFiction [Stream]

On many a hip-hop song the words “we got one” have been emphatically proclaimed, but the end result is sometimes less than desirable. For instance, Booth fave Rapsody‘s latest single NonFiction beings with a... Read More

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Strong Arm Steady ft. ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock - Fair Fight [Stream]

Fair warning, this one is iller than an ebola outbreak. For Strong Arm Steady‘s new cut Fair Fight the L.A. trio grabs a beat from Boston godfather Statik Selektah that would have even invertebrates nodding their heads.... Read More

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Treacherous Records ft. Ab-Soul, Fashawn & One-2 - Donnie Brasco [Stream & Download]

Based on the life of FBI agent Joseph D. Pistone, ‘97 film Donnie Brasco saw an intrepid G-man infiltrate a prominent crime family, ultimately penetrating so deeply into the organization’s chain of command that he... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. Jay Rock & BJ The Chicago Kid - Lust Demons [Stream]

Normally, I would not approve nor condone a young artist’s bold decision of sampling a soul legend’s music. I would say first, do your homework and find out what said legend is/was about, then and only then, can you... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. Danny Brown & Jhené Aiko - Terrorist Threats [Stream]

Attention, readers: in response to credible Terrorist Threats we ask that you evacuate The DJBooth immediately. Or, if you’re feeling daring, you could always stick around and take a listen to Ab-Soul‘s latest... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Control System [Album]

Living life as a rap blogger means that nearly every hip-hop related thought that I’ve had over the past five years is only a few clicks away. While this chronicle has been the cause of some serious embarrassment – yes, I... Read Full Review

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Ab-Soul ft. Alori Joh & JaVonte’ - Empathy [Stream]

Need a shoulder to cry on? Ab-Soul‘s your man. Of course, if you happen to be an attractive woman, you’re likely to get a little more than Empathy from the Top Dawg Entertainment repper. Accompanied by the... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. ScHoolboy Q - SOPA [Stream]

For all of you who don’t hablo espanol, Sopa is Spanish for “soup”, and coincidentally I had a delicious sopa de cebolla for lunch just yesterday. Wait..hold on…I’m being told by Ab-Soul that the title of his new... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Pineal Gland [Stream]

According to University of New Mexico psychopharmacologist Dr. Rick Strassman, the hallucinations commonly associated with near-death experiences may be caused by a massive release of the psychedelic substance DMT from the... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Showin’ Love [Stream & Download]

Whenever Ab-Soul shows up on the DJBooth front page, readers be Showin’ Love. All of the emcee’s solo features have received above average reader reviews, with late January’s Black Lip Bastard earning him... Read More

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ScHoolboy Q ft. Ab-Soul - Druggys Wit Hoes Again [Stream]

Update: Click “Listen” to watch Q’s “Druggys WitH Hoes Again” video. No, those aren’t typos; ScHoolboy Q‘s latest feature is really titled “Druggys Wit Hoes Again.” That laissez-faire... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Black Lip Bastard [Stream & Download]

Grimy street-tale laced hardcore rap has by-and-large lost its authentic feel thanks to the mass commercialization of the sub-genre. However, what Top Dawg Entertainment is putting together with their roster is... Read More

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Tommy Black ft. Ab-Soul - Supernatural [Stream & Download]

A Nomad, Sweden-based beatsmith who’s collaborated extensively with the Top Dawg Entertainment family, Tommy Black jumps into the driver’s seat on his solo Booth debut, Supernatural. Despite occupying the... Read More

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Rapper Big Pooh ft. Kendrick Lamar & Ab-Soul - RapperPooh-a-lude [Stream & Download]

If you haven’t picked up Rapper Big Pooh’s latest project Fat Boy Fresh Vol. 1, I suggest you make a couple clicks and grab your headphones. However, my words may not be enough to convince you, so Big Pooh has given us a... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Gone Insane [Stream & Download]

Scientists long held that psychological ailments can’t be transferred through musical means, but they may have to rethink that conclusion in light of recent evidence. Weezy‘s latest Carter IV selection found the... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q (as Black Hippy) - Constipation [Stream & Download]

I know what you’re thinking: with all the fiber-rich granola consumed by your average flower child, how could a crew called Black Hippy be anything but regular? Oh – I was the only one wondering about that? Awkward.... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar - Moscato [Stream & Download]

Ab-Soul may be as West Coast as they come, but his new leaked single Moscato with Kendrick Lamar invokes a strong West Side Chicago vibe a la Do or Die’s mid-90s cruising classic Po Pimp. Producer Tae Beast makes good... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. Schoolboy Q - Hell Yeah [Stream & Download]

When you see a song with a title like Hell Yeah, you expect it to be a raw and aggressive banger that’s loud and in your face. (Unless you’re listening to Ginuwine’s Hell Yeah.) With Ab-Soul, you get what... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Silver Spoon [Stream & Download]

With a few notable exceptions (cough, Asher Roth, cough), rappers who were born sucking on the proverbial Silver Spoon are loath to admit it – it kinda throws a wrench into the archetypical rags-to-riches narrative. One of... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Longterm 2: Lifestyles Of The Broke & Almost Famous [Album]

Cali up-and-comer Ab-Soul has joined forces with DJBooth.net to bring fans Longterm 2: Lifestyles of the Broke and Almost Famous, a street album chronicling his life as a hip-hop buzzmaker on the verge of his big break. The... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar - Turn Me Up [Stream]

Those who tuned in for Ab-Soul‘s last feature, the aptly-titled Drift Away, know that the Cali up-and-comer’s got quite the knack for crafting chilled-out headphone music, but the man just might have outdone... Read More

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Ab-Soul - Drift Away [Stream]

Plenty of hip-hop artists have tried to craft headphone-ready vibe-out music, but few seem able to strike the balance of hypnotic grooviness, ethereal melodicism, and smooth rhymes necessary to achieve maximum relax-i-tude... Read More

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Ab-Soul Drops Trailer for Booth-Sponsored “LongTerm 2” Mixtape [Video] [Feature ]

Carson, Calif. -- Ab-Soul, the Left Coast up-and-comer most recently heard teaming up with Jay Rock on "Lifestyle," has debuted a brand new video preview of his forthcoming, 2DopeBoyz/DJBooth.net-sponsored street album,... Read More

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Ab-Soul ft. Jay Rock - Lifestyle [Stream]

Ah, the Lifestyle of a rapper on the rise: the stratospheric stacks of cash, the adoring groupies, the expensive liquors – huh? That’s not actually how it works? On his latest mixtape leak, Los Angeles native Ab-Soul... Read More

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