Ab-Soul On Being "One Of The Best Authors Ever," Talks Taking Shots At Jay-Z & Nas

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edited December 2012 in The Reason
For Life+Times' Decoded series, Ab-Soul took time to explain one of his verses with more depth. The TDE emcee discussed his verse for "Illuminate." According to Soul, his shot at Jay-Z and Nas on the cut was a form of extending a challenge and he also explained why he feels he can become "one of the best authors ever."

"This is basically a traditional or a conventional jab at my favorite artists or favorite players in the game at the time. It was just extending a challenge to play on their same court, if you will," he said of his jabs at Jay-Z and Nas.

On the song, Soul says he feels he can "run laps 'round Jay-Z" and that "Nas ain't seen nothin' this nasty."

In the song, Soul also shares that he's "the best author ever to breathe."

"I think I have a shot at being one of the best authors ever," he clarified. "I do plan on publishing a few books in my lifetime. We'll see."

In the interview, he also shared that his Paid Dues tattoo is real.

"As for the Paid Dues reference. I did get Paid Dues tatted last year."

The tattoo is of the Paid Dues logo for Murs' annual festival for independent Hip Hop.

More from the interview can be seen below.

http://www.hiphopdx.com/m/index.php?s=news&id=22281
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  • usmarin3usmarin3 Posts: 35,680 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You're suppose to feel like no one can fuck with you as a mc. Is he better than Nas or Jay, hell no. He ain't even better than his own homeboy Kendrick.
    The RecipeCoolJoe_Goldie_Already Home_17Lord Etherericb4prezbdbdbdMrCrookedLetteridoitforhiphop10
  • The RecipeThe Recipe Posts: 5,104 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2012
    rip.dilla wrote: »
    usmarin3 wrote: »
    He ain't even better than his own homeboy Kendrick.

    That's debateable ..

    Exactly, Ab >>> Kendrick
    CoolJoe_Goldie_Already Home_17andre_1024ericb4prezvslykeidoitforhiphop10
  • usmarin3usmarin3 Posts: 35,680 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOL at Ab Soul being better than Kendrick, the nigga is basically a punchline rapper.
    Already Home_17CoolJoeandre_1024StoneColdMikeyericb4prezbuttuh_bbdbdbdMrCrookedLettertwentyfivelightersThe RecipeAggyAFidoitforhiphop10infamous114
  • rip.dillarip.dilla 天道様 Posts: 15,224 ✭✭✭✭✭
    LOL @ Soulo being a "punchline rapper"
    The Recipe
  • dalyricalbanditdalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 54,080 Regulator
    edited December 2012
    dudes need to put in some work before they claim to be better than the GOATs who have been doing it for 15+ years
    _Goldie_Disciplined InSightclairvoyancetexasdaking88
  • Lou_CypherLou_Cypher I'm a nice guy. AlaskaPosts: 30,097 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lol @ Murs dissing dude on the new Murs and 9th album.
  • Trollio Trollio Trollololololololololol Posts: 21,883 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • GoonerGooner Posts: 9,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    soulo is a punchline rapper?
    andre_1024StoneColdMikeyrip.dillaidoitforhiphop10
  • S2JS2J Posts: 21,464 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Rap is so wack. Thats a shot!?!/!? Haha Fukin generic ass love tap... WITH an explanation SMH

    THIS is a fukin shot:

    Face it, for you times is rough too (WHY?)
    cause aint nobody buying ya albums but you (Talk 2 Em!)
    from the sounds of everything I hear you lost it
    still rap aight, but ya ears exhausted
    fuck ya bunch of money, put ya ego to the side
    and maybe its time to study ya understudy (Talk 2 Em!)
    I mean, are we hustling or are we grown up?
    everytime I hear you, you changing ya tone up
    when the new generation think about Jordan
    all they remember is when Iverson crossed him
    (Talk 2 Em!)
    take off the blazer, lossing up the tie
    nigga fell in love and superman died

    better learn to cover ya ears when the toys pop
    I hate ya last single (pause) Boys Roc
    can we hear some new niggas with promise?
    the new generation won't forget you we promise
    we'll always pay homage
    but let's get one thing understood son
    every Encore ain't a good one! (Talk 2 Em!)


    -Budden

    Lou_Cypherits....JOHN BTheNeoShell
  • Melanin_Enriched Melanin_Enriched Your favorite basketball-american gentleman Posts: 20,853 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Man get that wack ass buttons verse out of here.
    Lincolnits....JOHN Bidoitforhiphop10PiffyHazemohamedJabu_Ruletexasdaking88
  • Lou_CypherLou_Cypher I'm a nice guy. AlaskaPosts: 30,097 ✭✭✭✭✭
    s2jepeka wrote: »
    Rap is so wack. Thats a shot!?!/!? Haha Fukin generic ass love tap... WITH an explanation SMH

    THIS is a fukin shot:

    Face it, for you times is rough too (WHY?)
    cause aint nobody buying ya albums but you (Talk 2 Em!)
    from the sounds of everything I hear you lost it
    still rap aight, but ya ears exhausted
    fuck ya bunch of money, put ya ego to the side
    and maybe its time to study ya understudy (Talk 2 Em!)
    I mean, are we hustling or are we grown up?
    everytime I hear you, you changing ya tone up
    when the new generation think about Jordan
    all they remember is when Iverson crossed him
    (Talk 2 Em!)
    take off the blazer, lossing up the tie
    nigga fell in love and superman died

    better learn to cover ya ears when the toys pop
    I hate ya last single (pause) Boys Roc
    can we hear some new niggas with promise?
    the new generation won't forget you we promise
    we'll always pay homage
    but let's get one thing understood son
    every Encore ain't a good one! (Talk 2 Em!)


    -Budden

    I almost feel as if Budden took a small shot at Em with that, or used Em as the example. I may just be reaching but the "One thing under stood son every ENCORE aint a good one" line could reference Jay Z's encore song. But i havent heard anything negative about that song. The album Encore by eminem however is clearly hated among his fans. I dont think he was meaning to diss him but that verse from joe was fucking dope man.
  • NothingButTheTruthNothingButTheTruth Posts: 9,668 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • S2JS2J Posts: 21,464 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lou Cypher wrote: »
    s2jepeka wrote: »
    Rap is so wack. Thats a shot!?!/!? Haha Fukin generic ass love tap... WITH an explanation SMH

    THIS is a fukin shot:

    Face it, for you times is rough too (WHY?)
    cause aint nobody buying ya albums but you (Talk 2 Em!)
    from the sounds of everything I hear you lost it
    still rap aight, but ya ears exhausted
    fuck ya bunch of money, put ya ego to the side
    and maybe its time to study ya understudy (Talk 2 Em!)
    I mean, are we hustling or are we grown up?
    everytime I hear you, you changing ya tone up
    when the new generation think about Jordan
    all they remember is when Iverson crossed him
    (Talk 2 Em!)
    take off the blazer, lossing up the tie
    nigga fell in love and superman died

    better learn to cover ya ears when the toys pop
    I hate ya last single (pause) Boys Roc
    can we hear some new niggas with promise?
    the new generation won't forget you we promise
    we'll always pay homage
    but let's get one thing understood son
    every Encore ain't a good one! (Talk 2 Em!)


    -Budden

    I almost feel as if Budden took a small shot at Em with that, or used Em as the example. I may just be reaching but the "One thing under stood son every ENCORE aint a good one" line could reference Jay Z's encore song. But i havent heard anything negative about that song. The album Encore by eminem however is clearly hated among his fans. I dont think he was meaning to diss him but that verse from joe was fucking dope man.

    Nah that was 100% speakin to Jay.
  • buttuh_bbuttuh_b Posts: 11,766 ✭✭✭✭✭
    usmarin3 wrote: »
    You're suppose to feel like no one can fuck with you as a mc. Is he better than Nas or Jay, hell no. He ain't even better than his own homeboy Kendrick.

    He's better than Jay right now.
    rip.dillatexasdaking88
  • Lab BabyLab Baby Posts: 7,176 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lou Cypher wrote: »
    s2jepeka wrote: »
    Rap is so wack. Thats a shot!?!/!? Haha Fukin generic ass love tap... WITH an explanation SMH

    THIS is a fukin shot:

    Face it, for you times is rough too (WHY?)
    cause aint nobody buying ya albums but you (Talk 2 Em!)
    from the sounds of everything I hear you lost it
    still rap aight, but ya ears exhausted
    fuck ya bunch of money, put ya ego to the side
    and maybe its time to study ya understudy (Talk 2 Em!)
    I mean, are we hustling or are we grown up?
    everytime I hear you, you changing ya tone up
    when the new generation think about Jordan
    all they remember is when Iverson crossed him
    (Talk 2 Em!)
    take off the blazer, lossing up the tie
    nigga fell in love and superman died

    better learn to cover ya ears when the toys pop
    I hate ya last single (pause) Boys Roc
    can we hear some new niggas with promise?
    the new generation won't forget you we promise
    we'll always pay homage
    but let's get one thing understood son
    every Encore ain't a good one! (Talk 2 Em!)


    -Budden

    I almost feel as if Budden took a small shot at Em with that, or used Em as the example. I may just be reaching but the "One thing under stood son every ENCORE aint a good one" line could reference Jay Z's encore song. But i havent heard anything negative about that song. The album Encore by eminem however is clearly hated among his fans. I dont think he was meaning to diss him but that verse from joe was fucking dope man.

    That diss was around KC/AG time, when Jay made his comeback... basically sayin everything he came out with since was garbage. *no shit sherlock post*
    Lou_Cypher
  • bdbdbdbdbdbd Posts: 2,503 ✭✭✭✭✭
    usmarin3 wrote: »
    LOL at Ab Soul being better than Kendrick, the nigga is basically a punchline rapper.

    have you even listened to his album?

    i think you might be talking about his mixtapes.....his album is absolutely dope in every way...check it out if you havent already...you will learn he is far from a punchline rapper

    idoitforhiphop10rip.dilla
  • fortyacres&amulefortyacres&amule wubalubadubdub Posts: 15,297 Regulator

    Control system >>> good kid maad city
    twentyfivelightersAggyAFGooner
  • twentyfivelighterstwentyfivelighters Posts: 3,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Control system >>> good kid maad city


    Co-Sign to the fullest. As soon as I saw that wack ass post earlier in this thread I knew I had to point this out. I still believe Section.80 was the best out of every project, though.
    Gooner
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