Russ takes a moment to pay homage to a rapper that doesn’t always get the respect he deserves: Ab-Soul.
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Today, Russ came through to offer a take on the rap game, stepping up to give flowers to an emcee who doesn’t always receive. AB SOUL IS ONE OF THE BEST RAPPERS EVER,” he writes, a major co-sign to the elusive TDE lyricist, also known as the Abstract Asshole. Now, given that Soulo hasn’t bolstered his catalog in a minute, it stands to reason that Russ has been revisiting some of his earlier work, be it Control System, These Days…, or Do What Thou Wilt. Either way, he deems it high time to put some respect on Soul’s name.
While Soul himself didn’t respond to the lofty praise, Royce Da 5’9″ hit the comments section to validate Russ’ take with a simple [Facts], depicted as an emoji. And remember, Rapsody previously stepped up to issue a similar validation of Soulo’s lyrical prowess, deeming him to be a “God MC.” Naturally, Russ’ comments sparked a debate in its own right, and before long Soul’s entire career was under a microscope. Where do you stand on the matter? Does Ab-Soul deserve a seat at the “Best Rappers Ever” table?