Herbert Anthony Stevens IV (born February 23, 1987), better known by his stage name Ab-Soul, is an American rapper from Carson, California. In 2007, he signed to indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE), where he eventually formed a hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside his label-mates and fellow California-based rappers Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q. He is perhaps best known for his introspective lyrics and his four independent albums under TDE, Longterm Mentality, Control System, These Days..., and Do What Thou Wilt., which were all released to acclaimed reviews and commercial success
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I say 'cuz' around Bloods, and I say 'blood' around Crips...I'm twisted. Got Mary, got Lucy, got Molly: that's wifey, girlfriend and mistress.
106 & Park, Freestyle Friday, that was real pivotal. I feel like he has the right to do that, he comes from that era so he has the right to do that.
I used to wanna rap like Jay-Z, Now I feel I could run laps around Jay-Z, Nas ain't seen nothing this nasty, B.I.G. & Pac got it coming when I pass too. You got the mic, I ain't the one you wanna pass to
I feel like battle rap is as popular as it's ever been, today. With Total Slaughter it's getting real popular.
King Of The Dot is huge; battle rap is huge right now. My first battle that I went to was King Of The Dot - shout out to Lush One.
I've been to Vancouver every year for the last four years, since 2011 when I came out with Murs.
I got plenty. You can have all my light, my shine. I got plenty. All my boys here, we working being creative.
I wasn't really sold on being an artist until high school, my senior year. I was going to do the college thing originally.
I'm really focused on These Days and I'm trying to take it as far as I can - I feel like it's a strong body of work. I just want to give it the ame kind of attention I give all my projects.