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"Man… At 25, I lost my world and I got the world at the same time," Ab-Soul said, hours before stepping on stage at his first headlining New York show.Read the whole story over at Billboard.com.
"'The Book of Soul,'" I say, under my breath. "Yeah," he says, followed by a deep sigh.
You can't listen to "The Book of Soul," featured on Ab-Soul's second digital independent album, "Control System," and not meet the affliction the West Coast rapper carries. In one of his most personal songs, Ab-Soul, born Herbert Anthony Stevens IV, gives you two verses of heartbreak and resilience, touching on the loss of his best friend and love, Alori Joh.
Ironically, in the same year he lost a part of his heart, Ab-Soul found success. Top Dawg Entertainment -- the independent label which serves as a home to the Black Hippy rap collective consisting of Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock -- signed a joint venture deal with Interscope Records and Aftermath Entertainment.
With a synthesized chorus ushering in what may be J. Pinder's most personal song off his emotion filled LP Careless, "No Fault Of Mine" is as heavy in content as it is soulful. Supported by sparse instrumentation and simple delicate melodic guitar lines Pinder tears the track to shreds with sharp delivery and thoughtful lyrics across one short verse and follows with a heartfelt refrain. Pinder again skillfully and, seemingly effortlessly, demonstrates the depth of his talent and heart with this unique cut off his full length debut Careless. Music can truly move the soul. J Pinder is proof.Download: J. Pinder - No Fault Of Mine