Tuesday, November 19, 2013
To say that this has been the year of the SZA is an understatement. After gaining more momentum from her S EP, the songstress inked a deal with TDE, released "Teen Spirit" and hit the road with Little Dragon.
She's already collaborated with fellow TDE newbie Isaiah Rashad on "The Antydote" and now SZA links with soul brother #2 Ab-Soul on the rework of "ICE.MOON," kit with new lyrics. Enjoy below, and hit the jump for the visuals to the original!
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Terrace Martin is one of the rare musicians who possesses the ultimate respect of the leaders in a variety of circles, from the jazz world to the Hip Hop community. Terrace Martin combines these worlds seamlessly with his new self-produced album 3ChordFold as he calls upon Kendrick Lamar, Robert Glasper, Ab-Soul, Musiq Soulchild, James Fauntleroy, Wiz Khalifa, Lalah Hathaway, Snoop Dogg and more to make the project complete.
Purchase the album on iTunes HERE, but get a sample of 3ChordFold below by checking out "Triangleship" featuring Kendrick and "No Wrong No Right" featuring James Fauntleroy and Robert Glasper.
Friday, May 24, 2013
This summer when all four brothers of Black Hippy will be touring together, they'll have another track to add to their set list. While Rocko's "U.O.E.N.O." has been redone about 5,842 times, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock's version should be the remix to end all UOENO remixes.
Now... who's coming with me to The Tabernacle?
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
After listening to Chance The Rapper's Acid Rap yesterday, I was left feeling a sense of deja vu which took me back to my first time hearing Kendrick Lamar's Section 80. As someone who was a fan of Kendrick's previous works, I could tell the second it started that this project would change everything. If past experiences teach me anything, it's that Chance The Rapper is set for the same fate.
Acid Rap is better than most albums hitting stores today, thanks to Chance's ability to lace his melodic flows with strong lyrics and the cohesive yet unique sound courtesy of Peter Cottontale and Stefan Ponce. Proof that Chicago hip hop is not confined to one sound, stream and download Acid Rap below, which features BJ The Chicago Kid, Twista, Action Bronson, Childish Gambino and more.
Download: Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap
Previously: [Music Video] Chance The Rapper ft. Ab-Soul - "Smoke Again"
Monday, April 29, 2013
As heard on his project 10 Day, Chance The Rapper is an emcee that we really need to blow right now. His creativity is out of this world, and it's only right that he link up with another unorthodox mind like Ab-Soul.
Watch Chance cook his heart out in the official video to "Smoke Again," and get ready for Chance's Acid Rap mixtape to hit the net TOMORROW, April 30.
Directed by: ILLROOTS
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Ab-Soul and Mac Miller seem to get each other musically, and thankfully for us they continue to release records together. All eyes are on Soul since his crowning as one of XXL's 2013 Freshman, and on his latest track "The End Is Near" he spits more than a few bars you might have to rewind to fully grasp. The track, produced by Mac Miller under the Pittsburgh emcee's alias Larry Fisherman, is a simplistic yet dark beat that's perfect for Ab-Soul and Mac to focus strictly on the lyrics.
Hit the jump to peep Ab-Soul's individual freestyle for XXL. Definitely representing TDE well!
Monday, April 1, 2013
Black Hippy headlined this year's Paid Dues Festival as Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, and Jay Rock performed a handful of collaborations and solo tracks from their already deep collection.
Courtesy of Hip Hop Heisenberg, catch clips from their Paid Dues set, which include a few tracks from good kid, m.A.A.d city and ScHoolboy Q's latest single.
Kendrick Lamar - "Bitch Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix)"
Black Hippy - "Black Lip Bastard (Remix)"
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Last year was definitely a controversial one when it came to XXL's selection for its Freshman Class, but it's safe to say that 2013 has some solid picks. Although I feel a few of these names deserved top billing in previous years, peep the
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
With extremely impressive solo projects under each of their belts, Ab-Soul and JMSN have banded together to create the album Unit 6. Stream the first offering "You're Gone," below, and cop the single on iTunes if you're like me and like what you hear. Owwww...
Ab-Soul & JMSN - "You're Gone"
If you're not familiar with JMSN, download his latest album †Priscilla† HERE on The Well Versed and take another listen to Kendrick's good kid, m.A.A.d. city. He's all over the album on background vocals.
Previously: [Music Video] Ab-Soul ft. Kendrick Lamar "ILLuminate"
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Ab-Soul helps lead our generation away from our Control Systems as he and Kendrick Lamar star in the visuals to "ILLuminate." Definitely a visual that'll have you thinking of what's holding you back or what you've escaped from.
Do your brain a favor and cop Ab-Soul's latest album if you haven't already.
Directed by Fredo Tovar and Scott Fleishman
Friday, January 4, 2013
|Chuck Inglish is so nice with it.|
Download: Mac Miller ft. Ab-Soul - "All The Time" (Prod. by Chuck Inglish)
Props to Ashley Outrageous for letting this out of the vaults.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
All of the singles from Colin Munroe's Unsung Hero mixtape have done amazing on the site, and for great reason. The guy is great. Who thought I'd be over here listening to goth beats blended with pop and hip hop? With Pusha T, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, RZA and more all involved on Unsung Hero, do yourself a favor and hit play on Colin Munroe's latest effort.
Download: Colin Munroe - Unsung Hero
Previously: Colin Munroe ft. K.Flay - Your Eyes
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Twista throws his hat in the ring to add to the long list of mixtapes that will hit the net this week
with the Don Cannon hosted Reloaded. Stream/download the project below, which features Juicy J, Ab-Soul, Future, Shawnna, Do Or Die, and more.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Another addition to TDE Appreciation Week, Ab-Soul continues where Control System left off as he spreads his socially charged thoughts on "Niburu."
Previously: Black Hippy - Black Lip Bastard (Remix) [Music Video]
Thursday, August 9, 2012
I'm glad I got some life about me and fired GUE back up tonight. First we get the Khaled, Nas & Scarface, and now Black Hippy dropped a video? Man, I love music.
Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock have been making moves to take over the world individually, but they come together to shoot the video to Soul's "Black Lip Bastard" remix. Control System, in stores now!
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Last Wednesday (July 25th), TDE's own Ab-Soul made waves as took over Green Room in Downtown Ft. Lauderdale for his first headlining show in the state of Florida, #SouloInSoFlo, Presented by Brown Bag Wednesday's, AshleyOutrageous.com, & DOPE Ent. With a room packed from wall to wall with fans, Ab-Soul performed plenty of cuts off his recently released album "Control System" and kept his energy at a 10 throughout his whole set, even asking for a moment of silence for the late Alori Joh. Watch this thorough recap and see why Ab-Soul continues to prove he's TDE's secret weapon. [Ashley Outrageous]
Previously: Rapsody ft. Raheem DeVaughn & Ab-Soul - NonFiction (Prod. by 9th Wonder)
Friday, July 27, 2012
This definitely put a smile on my face. ScHoolboy Q gets a special cameo from his daughter and his Black Hippy brothers as he let's the world know what this TDE movement is all about. Habits & Contradictions is out now!
Directed by David M. Helman | Visuals by RuffMercy | Cinematography by Trevor Wineman
Previously: The Alchemist ft. Danny Brown & ScHoolboy Q - Flight Confirmation
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Rapsody gives us another peek into her forthcoming album The Idea Of Beautiful with the 9th Wonder produced "NonFiction." She's clearly putting in work for her debut, and she controls the pace alongside Raheem DeVaughn and Ab-Soul. August 28th!
Click HERE to read Rapsody's recent interview with Life + Times!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Childish Gambino comes through with a must download for Independence Day as he taps Bun B, Ghostface Killah, RZA, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Tina Fey and more to lend their voices on Royalty. If you sleep on this one, I don't know what to tell you!
Previously: Childish Gambino Spits New Verse On Sway In The Morning [VIDEO]
Monday, July 2, 2012
Cali emcees Ab-Soul, Fashawn and One-2 lend their talents to Treacherous Record's forthcoming The Mint Room compilation with the Tabu produced "Donnie Brasco."