During a stop while on The Smokers Club tour, Ab-Soul chops it up with Montreality about a number of topics. In the clip above he explains the “Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy” comments he made about the latest cover of XXL, stating Kendrick is not his boss and that TDE as a whole is a family.
I don’t want people to think that Kendrick is like Lil Wayne or like 50 Cent. It’s not G-Unit. My boss is not Kendrick. Kendrick didn’t sign me. Kendrick didn’t add me to his group. This was a collective. Long before it was Black Hippy, we were all together. I just wanted that to be known to the world. Don’t get the wrong idea. We’re not band members. We don’t just stand in the background and dance while Kendrick raps.
Me and Kendrick aren’t co-workers. That’s my brother. That’s my family. He deserves everything that’s happening. I will answer every question about him. I’m not bothered by that at all. Kendrick’s success assists my success. He’s gonna be in a platform to present me to his audience one day and if I’m ready, maybe they’ll accept me too. For the record, TDE, we are a family. Those are my brothers. I’ll take a bullet for them. This is not work. Sure, we competitive. We all wanna be #1, but I want to see all of them be #1. If it’s not me, it’s gotta be one of them. For the record, I’m not bothered by Kendrick Lamar questions. Ask them all. I’ll answer them all.
He also says that Eminem would be foolish not to include Kendrick on his new album The Marshall Mathers LP 2, Jay-Z is the one artist he’d love to collaborate with (saying he’d like to bring the “Reasonable Doubt Jay” back out), conspiracy theories, drugs and much more.
In a separate interview with HNHH, Soulo speaks on his relationship with TDE’s latest signee Isaiah Rashad, his upcoming project not being called Black Lip Pastor and more. Take a look below.