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Unless you’ve been sleeping under a rock for the last two years, there’s no way you could ignore Top Dawg Entertainment’s transition from underground to mainstream. After earning a distribution deal through Interscope/Aftermath, the future is bright for them.
The members are Jay Rock and Schoolboy Q, who serve as the street presence. Kendrick Lamar is the glue that holds the “Black Hippy” collective together. And last, Ab-Soul…basically the anomaly. Unlike the other 3 members of this posse, he is from Carson, California, not LA. And if you asked anyone about his music prior to this, they would surely tell you “yea, he’s cool” . That’s it.
After previously checking out two mixtapes and an album, I still felt like I didn’t know the guy. Well after pressing play on controlsystem, this soon change. Not only is this album a realization of self, but it is also a formal introduction to the listener of who Ab-Soul REALLY is. And that’s what we’ve been waiting for.
Listen to Ab-Soul’s amazing album in it’s entirety (and hopefully purchase) below. Album review coming soon.
controlsystem will be released on iTUnes this Friday
New music from the TDE camp is always welcomes
Debut album from 9th Wonder’s female MC
Definitely one of the more…”interesting” albums of the year. Spaceghost combine sounds of classic southern hip hop with futuristic beats
38. Jet Life-Jet World Order
Curren$y’s Jet Life Recordings drop their first compilation.
37. Ab-Soul-Long Term Mentality
36. Curren$y-Weekend at Burnie’s
34. Action Bronson-Well Done
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