Famous American hip-hop recording artist, Ab-Soul is well known for his super-hit albums under TDE, an Indie record label. His birth name is Herbert Anthony Stevens IV, and Ab-Soul is his stage name. The rapper is famous for his introspective lyrics and distinctive performance. This article will post you about the career and net worth of Ab-Soul in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Herbert Anthony Stevens IV was born on February 23, 1987, in Los Angeles, California. Stevens spent his toddler days in Germany while his father was in the military. His parents got separated when he was four, and he moved to the United States along with his mother to live with his grandmother in California. Ab-Soul says that he was very much attracted by video games and basketball when he was five years old. He also says that he liked Michael Jackson very much when he was a kid.
When he was 10, he was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome, which is the reason for his dark lips and light-sensitive eyes. Ab-Soul recollects that he was badly teased by his schoolmates for his looks. As his family owned a record store, Ab-Soul was lured into music at a very young age. He says that the textcee culture online brought out his rapping skills when he was about twelve years old.
Ab-Soul’s personal life has not been exposed much to the limelight. But it is said that he was in a relationship with his fellow artist Alori Joh. Joh was an affiliate artist who worked for TDE and Ab-Soul has mentioned that she was always beside him as a great support. But unfortunately, their relationship ended when Alori Joh committed suicide on February 7, 2012, by jumping from a radio transmission tower.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Though Ab-Soul recorded his first song in the year 2002, he got his break when he signed for Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) in the year 2006. His first music video was released on YouTube in December 2008 titled “A Day in the Life”. In 2009, he formed the supergroup Black Hippy collaborating with TDE label-mates Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and K-Dot.
Ab-Soul released his first independent album titled “Long-term Mentality” under Top Dawg Entertainment in the year 2011, and the album was well received by music lovers. After that, he gave back-to-back hits with his albums Control System, These Days…, and Do What Thou Wilt, which made him one of the rap sensations around the world.
Stevens gained the nominations at 59th Grammy awards for Album of the year, The Heist.
Net Worth & Earnings:
He has released four independent albums, featured in many music videos, lent voice for other artist’s tracks and has even written lyrics for many songs. It is estimated that these works must have earned him a whopping net worth amount of $1.5 million. He has reportedly received $200,000 as salary in 2016 and $150,000 in 2015. The endorsements he does for brands have earned him over $50,000 in the year 2016. Steven is said to own a Mustang GT costing $42,695.
Though the article was intended to enlighten the readers about the earnings and the net worth of Ab-Soul and his works that contributed to it, we would like them to appreciate, and get inspired by his strong will, and determination to overcome his illness and hard times that life posed him in order to achieve his dream.