Ab-Soul Puts His Label Status on the Line With '47 Bars'


Ab-Soul Puts His Label Status on the Line With '47 Bars'

"These Days" rapper says he might get dropped from the TDE for releasing the track, goes in on labelmates.

Published March 2, 2015

Black Hippy member Ab-Soul took back control of his career this weekend when he released a new song that calls out his labelmates.

"I might get dropped from the label for this 1, but f**k it lol..." he tweeted Saturday (Feb. 28), followed by a link to the track "47 Bars."

Over the beat, Soulo spits 47 bars, of course, including, "So don't ask me about Kendrick or Q/ Jay Rock, Zay Wop, or SZA's sexy a**, too/ 'Cause I was thinking long-term 'fore I met them/ I been through hell and back, I deserve heaven."


While the TDE crew may seem too on point to let questions from curious fans (or pesky media) cause any unraveling, it seems there's a lot more pressure now (what with two Grammy wins for Kendrick Lamar).

"YALL PLEASE LEAVE DOT ALONE MAN.HE DONT TAKE NO 1 SERIOUS..HE DONT F**K WITH NOBODY..PLZ, BECUZ WHEN HE GO,HES GONE & IT WONT BE SUBLIMINAL," one TDE executive posted to social media a few days before Ab-Soul's self-leak.

Kendrick's album is the next one expected from the label. Top Dawg Entertainment also picked up a Grammy nod for ScHoolboy Q's recent release, Oxymoron.

Ab-Soul dropped his latest, These Days, to critical acclaim in June 2014. It debuted at No. 11 on the Billboard 200.

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Written by BET-Staff


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