TDE’s Ab-Soul releases his new single, “Tree Of Life.”
Produced by Curtiss King.
so is Ab Soul next….drop that shit! i can see a video soon! this is dope! Little radio friendly
I like it. No iTunes link?
Joey badass sample
Ab-soul is the best in Black Hippy and nice Ashley’s Roachclip sample.
Lyrically, yes. Artistically, he’s not even better than Schoolboy Q, let alone Kendrick.
You joking right? I seriously hope that was a joke because Kendrick himself said that he feeds off of Souls ideas. Hiiipower and most of Section.80 is full of Souls DNA.
Regardless. Kendrick is a major icon in music today, let alone just hip-hop. Each song from his album was masterfully crafted lyrically, musically, sonically. From concept, to storytelling, to bars, to melody, to flow, to hooks, etc. With some major polishing from Dr. Dre of course, Kendrick has gone from a dope rapper to a phenomenal music artist. Ab-Soul is lyrically untouchable, but when it comes to being able to create a masterful body of work that will be appreciated across genres, THEN he will be at Kendrick’s level of artistry.
I think you got commercial appeal and artistry mixed up. When you talk about artistry you’re talking about the creativity that said artist have not their ability to have their art be appreciated. For example Relapse was way more artistic than Recovery, from concepts to flows to rhyme schemes to lyrics Relapse way more creative than Recovery; but Recovery spoke on way better topics so it was appreciated more than Relapse. Same goes for CS & GKMC. GKMC said a lot of things that has been said already and is full of a lot of topics that have been brought up already just not by this current generation of rappers. CS on the other hand nope. Songs like Terrorist Threats, Bohemian Grove, Pineal Gland, Double Standards, Illuminate, Rebellion, Beautiful Death etc. brings up topics that either no-one has thought about or a different view that nobody has seen before.
I go strictly by lyrics.
Whaaaat Ab is one of the only dudes out right now actually doing concept albums how is he not good artistically?
lol School Boy Q smh.
Fucking Mac Miller is better than that fucking dude. I personally feel Q is the weakest in Black Hippy.
Every member from Black Hippy has his own lane. Unlike Slaughterhouse, a group of 4 lyrical beasts; BH contains rappers of more diversity. The quality that stands Q out from his peers is his ability to make fun/entertaining/funny/party music all the while not compromising his lyrics or gangsta persona. I went to the TDE concert as well as the lone Schoolboy Q concert here in Houston, and Q’s solo was so much more live than the collective. And that’s Q’s forte.
When it comes to artistry, did you listen to Oxymoron? That album was dope as fuck, that contained every aspect of hip-hop. Lyrically or conceptually, it’s not even close to Control System, but showed Q’s diversity and versatility as an artist.
You typed all that out and then at the last sentence you agree with my premise lol
“Lyrically or conceptually, it’s not even close to Control System, but showed Q’s diversity and versatility as an artist.”
I was responding to your claim of Q being the “weakest in black hippy”. He’s still a better artist than your boy Crooked I, regardless.
Hahaha, you crazy as hell. Perhaps better than your washed up ole boy 25 cent. He maybe better than Jay Rock. I don’t I like Jay Rock and him just the same tho.
Ab-Soul is one of my current favorite rappers. His albums are the auto go to place to listen through every time.