Why You Should Love TDE’s Ab-Soul
Soul has been able use his hardships to produce compelling tracks.
Besides losing his father before they could speak, Soulo was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome when he was ten years old. This disease caused him to experience internal and external fever, massive blistering and skin loss (his lip skin also fell off and grew back black). Due to a severe case of pink eye during that time, his eyes were swollen shut for three months, leaving him with light sensitive eyes that do not have the best vision. So the shades are not just for fashion, but for protection. Though he is healed now, there was more pain to come. Three years ago, his childhood sweetheart, Alori Joh, committed suicide right before the release of his 2012 project “Control System.” Heartbroken, the Black Lip Pastor penned a tear-jerking track called “Book of Soul” where he took a look back at his life and reflected on how his painful experiences shaped the man he is today.
Check the track out on the next page.