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Herbert Anthony Stevens IV (Born February 23, 1987 in Los Angeles, CA)

Black Hippy:
Kendrick Lamar (A.K.A. K. Dot) (Born June 17, 1987 in Compton, CA)
Jay Rock (Born Johnnie McKenzie, March 1, 1986 in Watts, CA)
Ab-Soul (Born Herbert Anthony Stevens IV, February 23, 1987 in Los Angeles, CA)
ScHoolboy Q (Born Quincy Matthew Hanley, October 26, 1986 in Compton, CA)

See Also: Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q & Jay Rock

Ab-Soul - Longterm Mentality
Ab-Soul - Control System

Ab-Soul - Longterm 2: Lifestyles Of The Broke And Almost Famous
Black Hippy - Unreleased

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Jay Rock - Black Friday
Jay Rock - Follow Me Home
Talib Kweli & Z-Trip - Attack The Block
Kendrick Lamar - Kendrick Lamar EP
Kendrick Lamar - Overly Dedicated
Kendrick Lamar - Section 80
Kendrick Lamar - Unreleased Pt. 1
Kendrick Lamar - Unreleased Pt. 2
ScHoolboy Q - Setbacks
Statik Selektah - #WhatGoesAround
Strong Arm Steady & Statik Selektah - Stereotype
Thug Gentlemen Vol. 1

Bio From AllMusic.Com
Able to juggle the profound and the profane along with the mainstream and the underground, rapper Ab-Soul is a member of the Black Hippy crew as well as a solo artist. Born Herbert Stevens in Los Angeles, Ab-Soul contracted Stevens-Johnson syndrome as a child, a hypersensitivity complex that left him light sensitive and wearing sunglasses most of the time. He rapped throughout high school but didn't take it seriously until after graduation, forming the group Area 51 with rapper Snake Hollywood and signing a deal with Street Beat Entertainment in 2005. The two-year deal ran out with much to show for it, but in 2007, Ab-Soul joined the Top Dawg label with his A Day in the Life mixtape following a year later. In 2009 he formed the Black Hippy crew with fellow Top Dawg artists ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay Rock then in 2011, he made his solo debut with the album Longterm Mentality. His sophomore and breakthrough effort Control System followed a year later, featuring guest spots from the whole Black Hippy crew along with other artists like Jhené Aiko and Danny Brown. The album climbed to number 83 on the Billboard 200 albums chart while his 2014 effort, These Days…, featured names like Lupe Fiasco plus Rick Ross, and debuted at number 11. - David Jeffries

Official Sites: TopDawgMusic.Com, MySpace, Facebook & Fuckin' Twitter


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