Once again we have been granted the pleasure of review another album for A.B.S. This is A.B.S’ 5th album and slowly became a personal favorite. The album comes out this Tuesday in all digital stores so you better go support good hip hop. if you havent bought his other albums, me and your mother are very disappointed in you. Head over to itunes and pick up his albums and this new one. This would have been done sooner but as you all know i had some family things happen and well everything else because the last thing on my mind. Now is the time to get things back on track.
A.B.S. releases new Best of LP “The Toast”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA. – San Francisco rapper A.B.S. releases his 5th album “The Toast” on his independent label Skullneck Records in all digital stores on December 1st, 2009. Originally signed for release on the now defunct Johnny Pump Ent. record label “The Toast” is a compilation of A.B.S.’ best material to date. It features the radio hit “Older” produced by Skullneck Records mainstay The Last Brain which was previously unreleased. It also includes the usual features from Icadon, Adiggz, Gotte and Skullneck artist Thought. The track selection was made by A.B.S. himself so it’s safe to say this collection consists of his personal favorites. The album starts out with an intro by comedian Wanda Sykes which sets the pace for the digital journey. “The Toast” pulls songs from 6 different A.B.S. projects and neatly rolls them into one musical Philly blunt. For more Information, promo requests, or to set up an interview please contact:
Once again we get that good hip hop from A.B.S. It’s the same old ABS that we know, but yet it isn’t. We start out with a celebrity intro from wynda sykes. We know the next track, Its “So Cool” from his last album loma prieta. The next track is “you know who” off the Smoke and Mirrors album. Smooth boasting track, the beast not a overly produced club beat. A.B.S isn’t talking about popping bottles and riding on 30 inch rims like you hear on the radio. Next cut is probally my favorite on the whole album. This Stevie nicks sampled track called “Older”. Just as the title is it talks about getting older. Something we all have to deal with and how things change and we adapt with it. Face Value featuring Adiggz, gotte, and icadon. Once again another Smooth production on this, it’s the kinda track you wanna play in the background and sit on your pourch and play while you and your friends hang out. Next cut is off Loma Prieta “006 & the Microchip”. Another favorite from that album, dope 80’s influenced spy beat, with great story telling and twist ending. Few Cuts ive heard before and I like are “On Strings”. You guys know im sucker for love movies and its no different on music. A.B.S Keeps bringing that quality music we have come to know from him. No Mainstream garbage about all the things they don’t really own. If A.B.S says he drives a Ferarri…he really does. Which you will see on his Youtube account, and A.B.S should totally let me drive at least once when I make down to San Fran. A.B.S always keeps things up to par, weither is content, production, and even Guest spots. In a time where Emcees let there “friends” get on tracks and they end up completely ruin them, not on a A.B.S album. Adiggz, gotte, icadon, and Thought all hold there own with A.B.S.
A.B.S came out and did what hes done and made a great album. Tho a compilation album its still up sto the standards we know from Him. Some great cuts from older albums, mix in some new cuts, and add in great guests and production and you got a great album. We give this one 4 out of 5, and a 4 because it’s a compilation. It’s a shame that A.B.S isn’t a major label getting this put out in stores everywhere along with the digital release. In this day and age Digital Release gets you more sales in the end, because we all know record sales haven’t been doing good since file sharing.