Think Fab meets Jadakiss meets J. Cole as 90’s era boom bap lines collide with modern day sonic vibrations. Seamlessly bridging the generational gap, this is what evolved rap sounds like.
Abel is an Ethiopian-born and DMV-bred recording artist. An MC’s MC and a throwback to the era of bars and lyricism, Abel’s 90’s influence is apparent immediately, yet is refreshingly complemented by a contemporary flow and delivery.
Substantive, conscious, thought provoking rap served over soulful instrumentals. No cursing or negative imagery. Just timeless, uplifting rap music that feeds the soul. Packed full of punchlines, word play, flow patterns, cadence, delivery styles and alliteration, Abel’s versatility and range are limitless.
Employing the recording style of Jay-Z and Biggie, Abel prides himself on never writing down rhymes. All of his music is created and recorded in a stream of consciousness in the moment.
Abel has been releasing music at a furious pace in 2020 having dropped 3 EPs and several standout singles.
From R&B laced bangers like “Jaded”, “No Brainer” and “Seasons” to a punchline onslaught on “Salute”to the summertime rhythm of “Vibes” or the faith-based “We On 1“, real hip hop heads are sure to get goosebumps from the first bars. Head will undoubtedly nod from start to finish.
His latest release “#BLM” is a prolific deep dive of social commentary on the current state of civil rights and police brutality in America. Brutally honest lyrics served over gritty and soulful instrumentation, #BLM delivers a passionate and well reasoned message of frustration that necessitates immediate and drastic change to current status quo.
In an era seemingly dominated with simplistic and unimpressive lyrics submerged in a relentless flood of quasi-melodic autotune, it’s truly refreshing to hear a real lyricist delivering a meaningful and positive message to the world.