(AllHipHop News) Ab-Soul is 27 years old, so he grew up during the rise of online social media. During his interview on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club he explains how two of the biggest social media platforms of the last ten years helped him become a rapper and land one of the most popular video models in Hip Hop.
According to Soul, he began sharpening his lyrical darts in a place where people tended to use their time to find dates:
I started rapping on Blackplanet, really trying to get into it. [Angela Yee- Black planet? I thought that’s where people go to hook up?] Right, that’s where people went to hook up, but we were up there rapping, seriously. Typing. I know it still goes on to this day. It was so crazy. N*ggas use different HTMLs and colors with their sh*t. Fonts, italics with the words you rhyming with. It was so tight. That’s where I honed my skills, for sure.
Rumors began spreading that TDE’s Black Lip Pastor was dating Yaris Sanchez when Soul brought her out during one of his shows back in November 2012. Soul explains that after the popular model began placing pictures of Soul’s music on her personal Instagram account, she initiated the courtship and sent him a message to his personal Twitter account. What was Ab-Soul’s response according to Yaris?
He was quite smooth. He was like ‘I hear you’re quite the star. Text me some time.’ I was like, ‘who am I talking to? Am I talking to my uncle?
Check out Ab-Soul’s full interview below: