Ab-Soul’s Control System album is in stores now. Here’s an exclusive interview where he speaks on his earliest musical influences and his journey to the world of hip-hop (Video)

Ab-Soul’s new album Control System dropped today (click here to buy it and show your love for good hip-hop). As you get to know the knew music, here’s a look at the man behind it. Like his name suggests, Ab-Soul is not easily defined. His diversity shows in his music as he effortlessly shift from slow flow to rapid fire and covers a diverse range of topics. In this interview he discusses some of the many musical influences that shaped him into the artist he is now. He talks about everyone from OutKast to Jay-Z to Twista and how growing up working in a record shop played a key role in expanding his world musically. This is the story of Where It All Began in hip-hop for Ab-Soul. Related: Kendrick Lamar speaks on his earliest musical influences (Video)

Ab-Soul interview where he speaks on his earliest musical influences (Video)

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