TDE’s first lady, SZA, decides to revisit her lead single from her previous EP, S, and this time includes a verse from rapper Ab-Soul. Take a listen as Soulo delivers a verse full of bars focused on sex, drugs and commitment over the euphoric and melodic instrumental courtesy of Felix Snow & Pat Lukens.
Take a look at some behind the scenes coverage courtesy of HotNewHipHop as cameras head to the Smoker’s Club Tour with Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, The Underachievers and Pro Era. Viewers get a chance to see a random compilation of footage taken from the rappers as they hang out on the bus, hit up sound check and ultimately rock the stage with a sold out crowd. Go behind the lens to see how it all went down.
Ab-Soul releases a new song today with the infectious “Dub Sac” which at this point looks to be just a loosie but could show up on Soulo’s upcoming album which is currently in the mixing stages. Over a mellow and hypnotizing instrumental courtesy of Tae Beats and Dave Free, the TDE rapper effortlessly spits rhymes about life out on the block in Carson and dippin’ in the streets with some fine greenery in his bucket cap.
HotNewHipHop catches up with Pro Era front man Joey Bada$$ while currently out on the road for the 2013 Smoker’s Club Tour. Take a look as the young wordsmith goes through a short Q&A session and addresses upcoming collaborations with Ab-Soul, his carefree attitude which is at the root of his love and hate relationship for Twitter and clairifies that he only enjoyed TDE’s cypher during the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards. Before heading out, Bada$$ also gets into details behind his upcoming album which he explains is still in its early stages.
Ab-Soul links up with Montreality for a new in depth interview where the Carson, Calif. bred rapper discusses a number of topics. Take a look as the Black Lip Pastor talks growing up as an honors student early on, working at his family owned record shop, his favorite cartoon character and much more. In fact, Soulo briefly speaks on his upcoming project which he reassures is releasing sooner than later, label mate Kendrick Lamar, explains he wants to collab with JAY Z and also gets into details behind is recent Twitter comment where he threatened to leave Black Hippy.
Chuck Inglish delivers a new collaborative track titled “Came Thru / Easily” featuring rapper’s Mac Miller and Ab-Soul. The combination is a winner as each artist showcases their respective skills over the track’s lively production courtesy of Inglish. ”Came Thru / Easily” is set to make the tracklist for Chucks upcoming Easily EP which is meant to hold the fans over until The Cool Kid can release his debut Convertibles album set to hit shelves on February 11.
Danny Brown kicks it with Esteban from Fuse at Rock The Bells and gives a candid interview on a number of different topics. The bruiser keeps things fun and lighthearted as he gives his take on Rock The Bells music festival and speaks on his unexpected performance for Ab-Soul’s set during day one. Brown also speaks on Hologram performances from rap legends, Freddie Gibbs murdering him on a track off his upcoming OLD LP, his girlfriend painting his album’s artwork and admits he doesn’t want Miley Cyrus to know he is after being asked if he thinks the former Disney star stole his style of sticking out his tongue. With a new tour on the horizon with Action Bronson, Danny Brown reassures fans they’re in for a good show.