Ab-Soul Talks New Album, XXL Cover, & Joint Project With Danny Brown & A$AP Rocky

(AllHipHop News) TDE is planning to drop several projects in 2014. One of the artists from the West Coast based label that is looking to release his next album this year is Ab-Soul. The self-described “Soul Brother Number 2” chatted with Bootleg Kev about his next collection of work as well as his statements about leaving Black Hippy and his rumored joint project with Danny Brown and A$AP Rocky.

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“Ali is mixing it right now,” reveals Ab about his next album. “We just want to present it in a real cool way. I feel like everybody’s being creative with how they’re presenting their music.”

The Control System creator also addresses a possible collaborative project with Danny Brown, and A$AP Rocky. While the three emcees have yet to record in music together, Ab-Soul expresses his belief that the trio could make that come together.

“That’s some s**t we’re really f**king around with,” says Ab. “We all got a chance to vibe out, and we’re all similar in a lot of ways. The whole ‘druggies with hoes’ type of vibe, so that could definitely happen.”

Another part of the discussion centered around Ab’s threat to leave his supergroup Black Hippy after XXL magazine put the crew on its cover with the headline “Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy” without listing the names of Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q. Ab says his comments were actually directed at all media outlets, but he does specifically speak on the XXL tagline.


“I wouldn’t have been mad if they had his name super big, and they just put our names under his real small. I wouldn’t have even been mad at that. Then I’m looking at the cover, and this is definitely, absolutely no disrespect, and I see Chance The Rapper’s name,” states Ab-Soul.

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Watch part 1 and part 2 of the interview below.

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