Herbert Anthony Stevens IV, better known by his stage name Ab-Soul, is an American rapper from Carson, California. In 2007, he signed to indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment, where he eventually formed West Coast hip hop group Black Hippy alongside West Coast rappers Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q. He is perhaps best known for his introspective lyrics and his four independent albums under TDE, Longterm Mentality, Control System, These Days..., and Do What Thou Wilt., which were all released to positive reviews and commercial success.
|Birth name:||Herbert Anthony Stevens IV|
|Born:||February 23, 1987, Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Origin:||Carson, California, United States|
|Labels:||Top Dawg (current), StreetBeat (former)|
|Associated acts:||Black Hippy, Bas, BJ the Chicago Kid, Danny Brown, Jhené Aiko, JMSN, Mac Miller, Punch, SZA|
|Twitter:||Ab-Soul's Twitter profile|
|Facebook:||Ab-Soul's Facebook profile|
Member of the Los Angeles-based hip-hop supergroup Black Hippy who released his breakthrough album, Control System, in 2012.
He grew up a huge fan of basketball and video games like Sonic the Hedgehog.
He contracted Stevens-Johnson syndrome as a child, which resulted in dark lips and sensitive eyes, both of which are frequently mentioned in his rhymes.
His longtime girlfriend, singer Alori Joh, died tragically in 2012.
He is a member of Black Hippy with Kendrick Lamar.
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