This song says it all for me.
So I’ll just provide some context and then shut the fuck up.
Ab-Soul is an American hip-hop artist hailing from Carson, California. That’s neither “the hood” nor “the suburbs.” I’ve been there. It’s nothing really. A bunch of concrete. Home of The Home Depot Center, where the L.A. Galaxy play.
Most recently, Ab-Soul aka Soul aka Soulo released Control System, his first significant release. It earned a spot on many influential year-end lists. Popular street singles include, “Terrorist Threats” featuring Danny Brown and “Sopa” featuring ScHoolboy Q.
Ab-Soul is the self-proclaimed real-thinker of the Top Dawg Entertainment crew, known primarily in popular culture for the work of rapper Kendrick Lamar, whose better known projects include good kid, m.A.A.d city and Section.80.
In the song, “Beautiful Death,” Ab-Soul offers forth his stance on contemporary life.