Ab-Soul is an enigma. Sometimes the TDE wordsmith gives off mysterious vibes as he sits hidden behind dark shades and marijuana smoke while other times you can catch a glimpse of his wide-mouthed smile. But under all of that is a sweet guy from the West Coast who has the lyrical dexterity reminiscent of the greats that came before him. He’s not an ex-drug dealer, a former project dweller or a gang member. He’s a self proclaimed “genius-idiot” who describes his style as “Kendrick Lamar on an acid tablet.”
The 27-year-old has released four projects to date, but his June 24th release will be one of the six highly anticipated releases from TDE this year. Many are familiar with his Black Hippy affiliate and labelmate Kendrick Lamar, but not all are aware of the gem that is Ab-Soul. Read on to see why Top Dawg’s underdog and our #ManCrushEveryday is worth listening to.
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