The Juice Podcast: Ab-Soul Talks 'These Days' Delays & Collabos; Ratking Interview

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Ab-Soul performs during the 2013 Budweiser Made In America Festival at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 1, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The fifth episode of The Juice Podcast features Top Dawg Entertainment's Ab-Soul and new rap trio, Ratking. Billboard's Social Charts Manager William Gruger co-hosts.

Ab-Soul’s third solo album, “These Days,” has seen its share of delays. After expressing his frustration on Twitter and having discussions with Top Dawg Entertainment’s CEO, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, “These Days” is finally seeing the light of day in June.

Ab-Soul breaks down the reasoning behind the push-backs and reveals what he’s been listening to and who he's been working with for the project (Mac Miller, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Danny Brown). Ab-Soul recorded the majority of the project at Mac Miller's in-house studio.

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As they prep to perform at New York City's festival Governor's Ball on June 6-8, Ratking – comprised of Wiki, Hak and Sporting Life – discuss the recording of their latest project “So It Goes,” the New York City lifestyle that the full-length is heavily influenced by, and upcoming individual projects.


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