Words by: Dashaun Simmons @13Rose | Photo by: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Electus Digital
Elliott Wilson’s CRWN series has helped to provide the average hip hop fan with a direct line to their favorite artist. With Elliott’s knack for asking the tough questions in a way the artists can’t avoid, there are numerous jewels dropped during each session. Next up to bat is Soul Brother #2 himself, Ab-Soul. With the release of his latest album These Days, Soul (like most artists) has been met both with both praise and criticism from his fans.
In this sit down you’ll learn about his time working in the family record shop (with Kevin Liles putting up promo posters), the bridge between Control System and These Days, why he misses Blackplanet chat, and how he balances competition and love for his TDE brothers Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock. Soul also gets candid when discussing his love life both past and current.
The actual CRWN session will be released in two separate parts between 9/18 and 9/19. To get a peak at what you can expect in this edition (including Elliott’s Tom Ford sneakers…YIKES) peep the link below. Enjoy.