Ab-Soul Debunks Satanism Rumors, Breaks Down His View of Women with Sway in the Morning [Watch]
Black Hippy and TDE member Ab-Soul stopped by Sway in the Morning to discuss his new album Do What Thou Wilt, and things got deep in the only way that Ab-Soul can take it.
During the interview Sway opened with the obvious question associated with the phrase/ album title, Ab-Soul quickly dismissed the rumor that he associates with satanism or the occult.
“You’re the first one to bring up the satanism thing with me and I am glad you did; but anyone who knows me knows it’s church all day”, Ab-Soul said. “When I hear ‘do what thou wilt’ , to me it’s old English for free will. Aleister Crowley has been influential over poetry, music, and journalism for quite some time. Him taking a wicked standpoint but still saying that ‘if you’re going to be righteous be righteous if you’re going to be ill, be ill’, to me means that I can be righteous while gaining perspective and ask ‘What Would Jesus Do’.”
Ab-Soul also took time to break down why he choose to make DWTW an album that celebrates women and tackles sexism head on.
“This is a woman appreciation album, I wanted women to listen to this so that we can be able to hold this conversation”, Ab-Soul continued. “I am a rapper’s rapper, so I wanted to talk to the women how I would do it on my scale so that they would know that men are having these conversations. I may not serenade you, but you know we are having these conversations and trying to get to the root of things.”
While discussing the album and breaking down lyrics to “Threatening Nature”, Ab-Soul also gained kudos from one of the most legendary emcees in the game, Ras Kass as the group dissected some of the illest lines on the record that paid homage to Ras Kass’s “Nature of the Threat”.
“He definitely broke it down”, Ras Kass said, “I’m definitely buying that Ab-Soul album in the morning.”
Check out the interview below:
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