No religion, I'm just so explicit, I coexist in places you would never know existed.— Ab-Soul
The most colossal Ab-Soul quotes to get the best of your day
I say 'cuz' around Bloods, and I say 'blood' around Crips.
..I'm twisted. Got Mary, got Lucy, got Molly: that's wifey, girlfriend and mistress.
[Positive mental attitude] is a practice, you gotta practice. I practice being still.
Everything is written in my mind, more so due to my lack of vision at this point. After years of vigorous writing, it was more of a challenge to do it without paper or sidekicks. I enjoy a good challenge.
I've been to Vancouver every year for the last four years, since 2011 when I came out with Murs.
I wasn't really sold on being an artist until high school, my senior year.
I was going to do the college thing originally.
I've been thinking about that a lot too lately, These Days.
I think it's becasue I grew up in retail, in costumer service. I grew up having to talk to everybody, having to sell to everybody so now that I can just sell me, it's fun. It's not even a sale, it's really just me being me.
I'm just a fan of all music. My family owned a record shop so I grew up taking it all in on a daily basis. I'm not a person that needs to listen to just five good artists at one point. I love whatever is dope. We all can feel what's great.
I treat all my projects the same. They're all time capsules of where I am at the time and what I'm thinking about.
I've been watching battle rap since that time period when Cassidy was hot, Murda Mook and Lux first when at it. That was a very pivotal time in hip-hop.
I feel like battle rap is as popular as it's ever been, today.
With Total Slaughter it's getting real popular.
I got plenty. You can have all my light, my shine. I got plenty. All my boys here, we working being creative.
I'm like Donatello. For real. You probably want to come play your joints for me get my condolence.
I'm not extra'd out. I got a cool little vinyl collection.
King Of The Dot is huge; battle rap is huge right now. My first battle that I went to was King Of The Dot - shout out to Lush One.
106 & Park, Freestyle Friday, that was real pivotal.
I feel like he has the right to do that, he comes from that era so he has the right to do that.
People always known me for rappin'. So I guess that maybe just hindered me, like "oh well, I mid-as-well go long term with it."
I really enjoy doing music because it's a challenge to try to reach that frequency and connect with people and get them tuned to what you're talking about. I definitely respect and enjoy that challenge.
After me and Daylyt built that relationship, they had a battle in the area and we finally wanted to go see one, live. We was cool with just watching it for a while until me and Daylyt got cool and I really wanted to go see it live.
I'm just a demon that means well. Freelance for God, but do the work of Satan.
I think L.A. is L.A. I can go anywhere in the world and I'll just say I'm from L.A. But when I'm there I gotta say I'm from Carson.
You had to look at it as sales, as costumer service.
Costumer's alwasy right, you know? Service with a smile. Those type of things so it's just kinda in me. In my DNA.
These Days I'm feeling real good.
I don't even really understand that concept of someone being 'smart' or someone else being 'smarter.' I think that except for the obvious special cases, we're all equal.
The universe bends to a still mind, peace be still.
There are a lot of people in this world that listen to wide ranges of music and there should never be a CERTAIN type of music that any artist should be confined to, in my opinion.
My main concern is making the connection with my listeners and making records that the whole world can sing. That's what makes me happy.
I try my best to be honest. A lot of the greats before me did the same and what you come to find out is that, when you have the opportunity to share your words with millions of people, you're not the only one who had that experience. That's the beauty in it.
Honestly I think it was gradual from the first time I came.
It's been a gradual thing as far as audience and response wise. I feel like I was conditioned for this type of impact.
Me personally, I just wanted to do that to capture These Days.With DAY-lyt.
I'm really focused on These Days and I'm trying to take it as far as I can - I feel like it's a strong body of work. I just want to give it the ame kind of attention I give all my projects.
Battle rap is a culture. That's boxing, it's like boxing.
I've been following battle rap for a long time.
Me and Daylyt are real cool. We battled on my album, he's on my album. We did a one round battle on my album and that was just me capturing These Days.
Not even battling but just really known for rapping.
Like I had songs up on Soundclick first, take it back.
Soul brother number 1+1 Gettin' fed like where drugs and guns come from
I have respect for the sport so I will contribute to the sport by encouraging artists .
I like to practice being still and I feel like that promotes a lot of positivity.
I dunno, around 11th grade, 12th grade I was just like "yeah.
This is something I want to do". I was always known; I was always the rapper.
I think our Canadian fan base is large because it took us a while to get over here anyway, in the first place.
I used to wanna rap like Jay-Z, Now I feel I could run laps around Jay-Z, Nas ain't seen nothing this nasty, B.I.G. & Pac got it coming when I pass too. You got the mic, I ain't the one you wanna pass to
Vancouver is dope, everybody got across the border today.
We're all different and I respect my difference.
I just try to be myself at all times. As long as I do that my music is always going to be different.