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Abstract Rude

As a product of the legendary Goodlife open mic sessions who wished to highlight the nuances of the Los Angeles underground rap scene, Abstract Rude first made a name for himself in 1994 as an executive producer of the Project Blowed compilation. The groundbreaking album also pinpointed Abstract Rude as a skillful emcee, capable of expressing extremely soulful sentiments with his mystical themes and deeply pronounced voice. As a long-time collaborator with Aceyalone and as a founding member of Abstract Tribe Unique, Abstract Rude carved out a niche for himself as hip-hop's most accessible healer. Most comfortable fronting the atmospheric production provided by Fat Jack on albums such as Mood Pieces and South Central Thynk Tank, Abstract Rude proves that clarity in rap is just as impressive as complexity. His work on the Haiku d'Etat project in 1997, which aimed to merge hip-hop with jazz, only further illustrated his interest in placing his music within a historical context. All in all, Abstract Rude is an artist that both your grandmother and your little brother could appreciate. Having run the gamut of label affiliations, from being completely independent to being signed to Capitol's Grand Royal to being independent again by way of Ocean Floor, Abstract Rude seems to have found an appropriate home for himself at Battle Axe; his 2001 album, titled P.A.I.N.T., is further proof that Abstract Rude is a true lyrical heavyweight. ~ Robert Gabriel
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Rejuvenation

1. Hip Hop Ryde

2. Rejuvenation

3. Nuff Fire

4. The Conch

5. Thynk Eye Can (Haiku D'etat Mix)

6. Tv Show

7. Sadly Ever After

8. Tomorry

9. Diggin' It?

10. Aaron, Ab, Abbey

11. Rsvp (Wanna Party)

12. Man Down

13. Is What It Is

14. Parables

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Track List: Making Tracks

1. Ain't Nothing To It

2. Screwed On Tight

3. Mystic Music

4. Rolling Along

5. Musically Inclined

6. Keep It True

7. Still Rappin'

8. 213 To 619 Adjacent

9. Fragrance

10. Blood, Dick, & P**sy

11. Put Me In The Mix

12. Hell Yeah

13. Hilo Degrees

14. Inner Eye

15. Eye Am

16. Come On

17. Gonna Wanna Spin It

18. Kaya (Extended 12

19. Wowowo Yehyehyeh

20. The Baykery

21. It's Ab Dawlin

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Definitely one of the best. Sure wish the radio played him...not! Radio is a place for fake music with no heart. Abstract is the man. Always on that positive tip. Helps keep that a** moving when it just wants to sit down. Thanks Ab!
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just got the pleasure of seeing him and myna 9 live here in san antonio tx. dope as dope... great show
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Love it, when i grew a conciense and was looking for positive hip hop Ab was among the first to help ubdo all the damage caused by my poor role model selections growing up.
Now, i just got my first mic and interface so heres to hope for a future in hip hop
PHAZER
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I'm down with A-B wish he would do another code name scorpion with Mokė and Prev.
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tyroneturner 1 0 3
Ab is a rare breed legendary leftcoast artist.
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p.gonzalez92 1 7
Thats my booooii... whattup ab. , I know youre reading this! Keep the feel. Project blowed.. #yahurd #projectblow e d
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I love abstract rude's production style. He's a highly underrated rapper too.
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honda1988crx s i
I met abstract yesterday at our hip hop festival this guy os a legend!! Thanks for showing love to Reno 775
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roblero303
Anything Ab blesses with his voice is garanteed some of the illest vocals youre ears will be taking in like soulfood for the brain.
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nothing like bumping the rude all faded
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abby rizle is the sikest!!
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ab is ill as ever.
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I saw abstract open for atmosphere last year and I'm just wondering what kind of effed up world do we live in where Abstract Rude is not the headliner. I love atmos but the s**t is crazy. It was a great show. Blueprint killed it. I think when a line-up like that gets together universes are created.
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moonwalkhi5
C.A. ALL DAY
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earlwiggs10
YEAH DUDE I HAVE HEARD OF THEM. THEY ARE GOOD. I OWN A COUPLE OF THEIR CD"s. HAVE U EVER HEARD OF THE BOILING POINT,EQ AND SUNRIZE,E-3, P E R T 5 OR JAY SKILLZ? SIMILAR TYPE OF MUSIC. HOLLA AT ME ON THAT ONE I'LL SEE WHAT I CAN DO.......ATL ALWAYS...... . . . . . Z O N E 4
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Pandora!? Ya done slept on Abbey Rude, fools! Wake up and recognize!!! Project Blowed, A-Team, Haiku D'Etat, Tribe Unique, Code Name : Scorpion, ...uh, HELLO?
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I cant believe ya'll haven't wrote an artical on Ab Rude! If you want to know about Ab get a hold of me.
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