Monster Energy has teamed with XXL Magazine and Idol Roc Entertainment for the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents XXL Freshmen Live 2013. Starting on May 1st in Philadelphia, each “freshman” from the cover (ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Trinidad James, Action Bronson, Joey Bada$$, Kirko Bangz, Logic, Travi$ Scott, angel haze and Dizzy Wright for those living under a rock) will rock the stage. Los Angeles (May 18) and New York (May 21) are the only other solid dates with more to be announced soon enough. Tickets available at TicketMaster.
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This year Paid Dues Festival had 23,000+ music lovers in attendance to witness some of the biggest and influential acts in hip-hop. Artists featured on the lineup included Fashawn and Murs, Joey Bada$$, Juicy J and the special guests of the night, Black Hippy.
From Kendrick Lamar having a notable set at 2012′s Paid Dues to Black Hippy headlining this year’s festival, it goes to show that TDE is a dominant figure in today’s music. Opening up with the remix to Ab-Soul’s “Black Lip Bastard (Remix)“, the crew emerged from fog to deliver an energetic set for the excited fans. After that performance, the Black Hippy members had their own individual sets starting with Jay Rock, followed by Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q and then last but not least, Kendrick Lamar. Kendrick did songs from his critically-acclaimed album Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City. He even considered performing “Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst” after seeing the engagement he and the crowd had, but decided to end with “Cartoons and Cereal”. Check out some of the dopehouse’s shots of the event down bottom.
Black Hippy was in full effect headlining Paid Dues 2013 last night in San Bernardino, California. Watch footage of Kendrick performing “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe (rmx),” “Money Trees” with Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q performing “Yay Yay” as well as the entire Black Hippy performing “Black Lip Bastard.”
Sacramento residents of the dopehouse: On Thursday, March 28th, TDE’s Ab-Soul is set to perform at Ace of Spades (1417 R St), and here’s your chance to win passes to catch him and more perform. How do you enter to win? Simple: enter your full, real name and legit email in the c-section down below where applicable (not in the comment itself, unless you want some random spam bot flooding your inbox for the next 50-11 years), and answer the question in the c-section. So, my fellow members of the dopehouse, we got ONE question for you:
What’s your favorite Ab Soul feature?
I’ll pick the two people with the best answers (a pair of tickets each). It’s not that hard, right? Sacramento residents/those who actually plan on being in Sacramento the time of the event enter only. Get tickets here. Good luck.
Ab-Soul headlined his second show at the legendary Sounds Of Brazil last night, and he brought A$AP Rocky, Smoke DZA, Joey Bada$$ and the entire Black Hippy crew to rock with him. Head down bottom for some stills.
During his time on RapFix Live, Ab-Soul breaks down the situation with his Unit 6 project with JMSN, receives advice from Raekwon, speaks on being a part of “ Congregation ” with Black Thought and Talib Kweli, and speaks on Jay Electronica.
“He’s just a deep dude,” Ab-Soul said. “He’s really who he is. Man, he’s the Black God! He’s a fan of my music and he connects with me on that level. I think we touch on a lot of the same things. He just hit me up out the blue.”
Ab-Soul further explained that Jay Elect told him to stop using drugs. He recounts Jay’s words, “‘The brain already has all of the chemicals that all of these drugs have. Drugs are just a crutch so take it easy on the drugs.’ For real. It was crazy.”