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Ab-Soul Talks Growing Up In A Record Store

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Ab-Soul takes us back to where it all started during a visit to Magic Disc Music - his family's record store in Carson, California - for NOISEY's Turning Points series. The Black Hippy MC walks us through a bit of his personal history and the difficulties of being an MC in a family struggling to keep a record store afloat as digital media made quick work of mom & pop stores. Ab-Soul also discusses the significance of the store's demise, which coincided with the launch of his career; Ab-Soul and Kendrick Lamar hit the road and began to gain traction following the close of the family-run storefront, rocking stages across the country with the rest of the standout talents under the TDE umbrella. Check the footage below to get the full breakdown from Ab-Soul. Purchase Ab-Soul's 2012 Control System LP via iTunes.