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 gives us a glimpse into his unusual position as an up-and-coming emcee on the cusp of his big break, but still struggling to make ends meet: “I’m broke but almost famous, how should I explain this?” Flowing over Sounwave‘s smooth string samples, the MayDay rapper describes how his life has changed since he accompanied Game on his L.A.X Tour (for example, the Crips in his neighborhood now assume he’s a Blood affiliate – now that’s awkward). Fellow West Coast mainstay Jay Rock handles guest duties, suggesting a solution to the headliner’s anxieties: “Twist the swisher up, let’s get high…” Regardless of how tough the going is at the moment, it seems that Ab-Soul’s headed in the right direction – if you agree, you’ll be able to hear plenty more from the Left Coast buzzmaker on his 2DopeBoyz/DJBooth.net-sponsored Long Term 2 mixtape, due out on June 28.
Written by richard on 06/2/10
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