Ab-Soul Breaks Down Why He Dissed Jay Electronica & Releases A New Video

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From the very onset of his career, Ab-Soul has been gifted on making his real-life situations tangible to listeners. Whether coping with the death of loved ones, living with medical setbacks, or being overlooked in the industry, the Carson, California MC is honest with his Hip-Hop.

On the newly-released Do What Thou Wilt., “Womanogamy” is one recent example. In the record, Soulo runs down his roster of relationships. The Mike Will Made It co-produced track (with DJ FU) gets its visual in a smoky strip club where Ab goes to clear his mind. Cleverly inside the raps, the song appears to tap into the double-standard of free-wheeling men who seek monogamous women, except well, with other women.

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Like Kendrick Lamar’s 2015 “These Walls” video, the Top Dawg Entertainment squad has some laughs with the serious music. The video begins with a comedic intro, making light of all the hangers-on who try to use their associations with the label to get into this same club.

Also today (January 5), Ab-Soul sat with Genius to break down the lyrics to “RAW (backwards).” From old school cyber battle Rap chat-rooms to his updated thoughts on Jay Electronica, there is a lot to unpack here. Ab-Soul raps the verse, and annotates in real time:

This is, of course, the video single that he made that got at Jay Electronica and Troy Ave.