Exclusive: Ab-Soul Talks “These Days,” Black Hippy Album, & More [VIDEO]

There may have been a few bumps in the road to the release of Ab-Soul‘s These Days… album, but its recent arrival has been met with more than enough fanfare to make it worth the wait. During his NYC press run to promote the album, Ab-Soul dropped by the STASHED House to give us the low down on his latest LP, including some of the publicized in-house issues over at Top Dawg Ent., what delayed the project, and having to deal with fans hassling him at his every tweet.

During the interview, the Black Lip Pastor explains how his approach to this new album differs from that of his previous effort, Control System. “In contrast to ‘Control System,’ this album isn’t as personal as ‘Control System.’ This album is more to capture the time ‘these days.’ There’s a lot of true stories on there about things that have been happening with me and the team these days, but more than that it’s about these days in general,” explains Soulo. The conversation also ventures into topics including the elusive Black Hippy album, and the now-derailed collaborative project with JMSN, Unit 6.

Watch the full interview under the hood to get the scoop on one of the best album’s of 2014 so far, and more, from Soulo.

Photo Credit: soulculture.com

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Nate Santos

A born and bred New Yorker, Nate was raised on '90s hip-hop and AND1 streetball mixtapes. In his early college years, he began writing for music blogs and YRB Magazine, while working one of the scummiest jobs known to man, mobile phone sales. He later joined The SOURCE as a Contributing Editor for the print magazine and TheSource.com. He has written for XXL magazine, Complex.com and BET.com, among other media outlets. On occasion, he still loses sleep over Game 7 of the 1994 NBA Finals. He often copes with the stress of being a lifelong Knicks fan by adding to his sizable sneaker collection or watching a George Carlin stand-up special.