Ab-Soul- Control System

California rapper Ab-Soul’s sophomore release is as varied as it is exciting. Strong flows, clever rhymes, and lots of personality.

California rapper Ab-Soul’s sophomore release is as varied as it is exciting. Strong flows, clever rhymes, and lots of personality.

  • MATTw

    what are your opinions on the track “Illuminate” with Kendrick Lamar. i thought that it was one of the better tracks on the album. Considering you made really no mention of it, i would like to hear your opinion of the song.

  • Innovation

    Thanks for the review. It was an interesting review. Notably, it is obvious that you actually listened to the album a crucial point that many reviewers forget to do and tend to make generalized statements that have already previously been mentioned.
    On to the album – I thought it was superb. The sample from book of soul is from MF DOOM, worked in really nicely. His description of his experience with stevens johnson syndrome was impressive to say the least. Later on in the track when he spits, ” I never lied I love you in a place were there is no space in time” which essentially describes tracks empathy and a rebellion. Listen and you will see what I mean.

    Anyways, As you mentioned an in depth review would take much longer than I have time to write about. However, this album has personally left such an impression on me I am in awe. I have not been infatuated with album like this since Blu’s album below the heavens.

    Thanks Ab-soul.

    “I co-existed in places you never knew existed” Very true, now I know where you’re at, and will check out the rest of TDE.

    Anthony, thanks for the review, will check out the site more regularly now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeff.pardo.5 Jeff Pardo

    Loved this album, Ab-soul has became one of my favorite MCs in this day and age.. Lyrics are on point , Empathy and Book of Love are probably my favorites… I gotta say I do disagree with you on Longterm Mentality, as it is one of my favorite albums of All time (gulp!) …probably in my top 100

  • Curious

    could you please remind me which mf doom instrumental it is?? i’m going crazy trying to rmember the name off of his 400 different beats haha