If you haven't been put on to Top Dawg Entertainment (appropriately abbreviated as "TDE") and their Black Hippy Movement yet, get familiar, quick.
Ab-Soul is one of the crews' superb MCs—also including Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q, and team captain Kendrick Lamar. Fresh off his two-month-old album, Control System—which has garnered much critical acclaim—Ab is definitely controlling his part of the legacy that TDE is grooming rather well. The Cali-bred rapper has a look and style similar to Eazy E, but a flow that's completely all his own.
We got a chance to catch up with the black-lipped bastard early last month and chop it up about everything from Black Hippy moving as individual artists and a team, working on Control System, and what we should expect from that inevitable future TDE compilation album.—Keenan Higgins (@HIGzILLMATIC)