o1: Who is Ab Soul?
Songs to describe him; Book of Soul, Pineal Gland, Illuminate, Real Thinkers, Gone Insane, Soul Cry, Can Anybody Hear Me, and Soulo Ho3.
Real Name; Herbert Anthony Stevens IV.
D.O.B; February 23, 1987.
Age; 25 years old.
iTunes Music Store; http://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/ab-soul/id392386318
Personal Twitter; https://twitter.com/abdashsoul
To get straight to the point, Ab Soul’s style of lyrics and music is very complex and lends an almost philosophical light to it. His songs are the type you have to actually put on repeat and pay close attention to the tucked away information that are hidden in his flow and listen to over and over again. He is the thinker of the crew. He has been through a lot of tough times in his life. He questions everything and anything and he makes his fans do the same. To liberate themselves of society’s structures. His diversity shows in his music as he effortlessly shift from slow flow to rapid fire and covers a diverse range of topics. None of the topics he speaks on are new, but when doing so from his perspective you can’t help but admire how he’s able to internalize these things and produce quality music about real life events. There’s a big difference between rapping about life and rapping about your life.Does Ab Soul smoke so much weed that he is the black lip Bastard?
You should listen to Book Of Soul. It’s a deep song that he really exposes his vulnerability in. But the short jist of it is that he has Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Was diagnosed when he had been 10. A visible result of this is that he lost all his lip skin since the condition causes the top layer of skin to die, and when it did end up growing back in, it grew back in a dark pigmented shade. So he began calling himself Black Lip Bastard every since. Almost like a defence mechanism to combat the bullying he got from his peers who he often said would bluntly say shit like, “Ew, your lips. Ewwwwww…” in with regards to his very dark lips. Ironically? He didn’t even start smoking weed until some time after he had graduated from high school.