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For a while, I’ve been threatening to start including things in this space that don’t quite constitute “music videos” but which do constitute music on video — late-night performances, great camera-phone moments, things like that. And while I haven’t quite done that with this week’s list, the #1 selection is, indeed, a music-on-video thing that… More »

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to select the rising bands which have connected them, someone wrote a long time ago. Or, something close to that. Here’s what we’re getting down to: It’s that time of year when Stereogum’s staff selects the 40 most exciting new* acts of… More »

Summer is ending! And you have some work to do. Did you experience that season-defining moment? That rooftop conversation, that carefree weekend of intense interpersonal bonding? Did you find the person who’ll keep you warm all winter? If you’ve answered negatively to even one of these, you have some work to do. And so we… More »

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Download Talib Kweli’s Surprise New Album Fuck The Money

As Rolling Stone points out, backpack-rap veteran Talib Kweli has just surprise-released his new album Fuck The Money for free (I mean, I guess you…
Peter Helman | August 14, 2015 - 6:50 pm
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Statik Selektah – “All You Need” (Feat. Action Bronson, Ab-Soul & Elle Varner)

The New York DJ and producer Statik Selektah has been working for years to revive the sound of mid-'90s boom-bap, so it's fun to hear…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2015 - 2:08 pm
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Ab-Soul – “47 Bars”

Ab-Soul has shared a new track called "47 Bars," and it seems like he may not be entirely happy with his status as second fiddle…
James Rettig | February 28, 2015 - 9:42 pm
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Stream Wale & A-Trak’s Festivus Feat. Pusha T, A$AP Ferg, Chance The Rapper & More

Wale continues his career-long Seinfeld fixation with his new A-Trak collaboration Festivus, released today in observance of the no-longer-fictional holiday. Festivus also represents a continuatio…
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Ab-Soul – “W.W.S.D.”

Rapping over Jackson Browne's classic "These Days" sounds like it shouldn't be something that works, but Ab-Soul gets the most out of it on "W.W.S.D"…
James Rettig | September 27, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Ab-Soul – “To The Max”

During a recent visit to the DJ Statik Selektah radio mixshow Showoff Radio, the Black Hippy rapper Ab-Soul debuted a Statik-produced non-album track called "To…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2014 - 9:20 am
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Ab-Soul – “Hunnid Stax” (Feat. Schoolboy Q & Mac Miller) Video

Black Hippy colleagues Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q mostly get together to make supremely zooted party anthems, and "Hunnid Stax," from Ab-Soul's new album These Days...,…
Tom Breihan | July 14, 2014 - 3:23 pm

Stream Ab-Soul These Days…

L.A.'s Black Hippy crew boasts superstars like Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q, but Ab-Soul, the permanently zooted conspiracy theorist of the crew, might best embody…
Tom Breihan | June 24, 2014 - 10:59 am
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Ab-Soul – “Closure” Video

After a long build-up, Ab-Soul will release his third full-length These Days... this week. Our last taste of the new album before the whole thing…
James Rettig | June 22, 2014 - 1:20 pm
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Ab-Soul – “These Days” (Feat. The O’My’s)

Ab-Soul has been steadily releasing songs from his upcoming third album These Days over the last few weeks and this one may be the best…
James Rettig | June 14, 2014 - 1:28 pm
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Ab-Soul – “Hunnid Stacks” (Feat. Schoolboy Q)

We recently heard Ab-Soul, the most reliably bugged-out member of L.A.'s Black Hippy crew, unite with Action Bronson and Asaad on his track "Stigmata," and…
Tom Breihan | June 10, 2014 - 4:49 pm
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Ab-Soul – “Stigmata” Video

Last week, Ab-Soul shared "Stigmata," a track that's most likely on his upcoming third album. The full version features Action Bronson and Assad but the…
James Rettig | May 31, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Ab-Soul – “Stigmata (Feat. Action Bronson & Asaad)

Ab-Soul, the Black Hippy crew's resident bugged-out rap weirdo, has been working on a mysterious new album called These Days... for a while now, and…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2014 - 5:14 pm
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Ab-Soul – “Tree Of Life”

Ab-Soul's taken a backseat since the release of 2012's Control System, keeping busy with an insane amount of guest verses on songs from Chance The…
James Rettig | April 19, 2014 - 11:46 am
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Watch Schoolboy Q And Ab-Soul Debut “Druggys Wit Hoes 3″ In L.A.

Schoolboy Q's first two albums featured Ab-Soul collabs called "Druggys Wit Hoes" and "Druggys Wit Hoes Again," but a third part didn't show up o…
James Rettig | April 7, 2014 - 1:13 pm
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Common – “Made In Black America” (Feat. Ab-Soul)

Last month, we learned that Common had once again teamed up with No I.D., the producer behind his classic 1994 album Resurrection, for a new…
Tom Breihan | February 13, 2014 - 10:34 am
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Chuck Inglish – “Legs” (Feat. Chromeo)

Chicago-based retro-rappers the Cool Kids returned earlier this week with two new songs, "Computer School" and "Chop." And now Chuck Inglish, one half of the…
Tom Breihan | January 16, 2014 - 10:50 am

SZA – “Ice Moon” (Revisited Feat. Ab-Soul)

The airy R&B singer SZA is the first non-rapper signed to TDE, the label that Kendrick Lamar and his Black Hippy buddies have made famous.
Tom Breihan | November 20, 2013 - 9:45 am

Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul Handcuffed By St. Louis Police

Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul, and a few members of the Pro Era crew were handcuffed by police officers last night during their St. Louis stop of…
James Rettig | October 29, 2013 - 3:44 pm
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Ab-Soul – “Dub Sac”

Ab-Soul, the resident blown-out expressionist in Kendrick Lamar's Black Hippy crew, has just done the world a favor and thrown a very good song u…
Tom Breihan | October 25, 2013 - 9:45 am
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