Did Ab-Soul’s These Days… LP go over your head? The wild-maned TDE cohort says it’s a possibility. But attendees at Elliott Wilson’s notable CRWN interview series last week (Sept. 17) left New York’s School of Visual Arts theater with a much clearer state of mind about his latest project. “Those are the risks I like to take,” he said about his polarizing new project. “No risk, no reward. It’s layered. I would call it Control System Part 2 personally.”
Aside from delving into These Days…, the sit-down—which was presented by vitaminwater and exclusively taped by WatchLOUD—covered lots of ground. Soulo dished on preparing for his first headlining 43-city tour, his YMF moniker, pursuing Jay Electronica for a feature and how the new album is closer to his Control System than untrained listeners might think.
Watch Parts 1 and 2 of the CRWN interview on the next pages. Grab some popcorn.
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