Ab-Soul expressed frustration over warming TDE’s bench in a series of tweets posted today (February 8). The Carson, California rapper has not released a project since 2014’s These Days…

“‘Preciate everybody that’s been supporting me for the LONGTERM. I’m tryin man…” Ab-Soul writes after posting his “47 Bars” song from nearly a year ago. “I’ll be ready when my #’s called. This bench is gettin warm as fucc tho mayne. Nonetheless, it’s important to move as a unit. It’s bigger than me. It’s family. Gotta respect that.”

The label’s CEO, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, responded to his artist’s sentiments.



“when i put u in the game u better be on fire nigga….” Top Dawg says.

“Call me Jamal Crawford. #TDE,” Ab-Soul answered, equating himself with the Los Angeles Clippers guard who is averaging 13.3 points per game this season off the bench.

“thats all you had to say….” Top Dawg says. “tighten up your j’s because I’m about 2 kall your #…. #TDE lets get it my nigga.”



Ab-Soul was among those that TDE’s president, Dave Free, said are preparing a project for release this year.

Fellow TDE artist Kendrick Lamar released To Pimp a Butterfly last year. It has been certified platinum under the RIAA’s new certification system.

View Ab-Soul’s tweets expressing frustration over warming TDE’s bench below:

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