Abstract Rude

Abstract Rude is a West Coast veteran of independent and underground hip hop. He like many other rap artists in the LA scene got his start at the Goodlife Cafe and starred in the Ava Duvernay directed docu-film, THIS IS THE LIFE. Over time, his distinct voice and vast catalog has kept him working in the music business since the mid 90s releasing groundbreaking albums such as Project Blowed, South Central Thynk Taynk, Mood Pieces, P.a.i.n.t & Haiku De Tat. As frontman of his original group Abstract Tribe Unique (ATU) and collaborator with Freestyle Fellowship members Aceyalone & Myka 9, Abstract Rude has endeared himself to fans worldwide through consistent touring. Ab Rude's music has been featured in motion picture scores such as The Wood, tv and movie soundtracks such as Dark Angel, videogames like 2KSports and Scarface, on albums Mixed Drink 1&2 with hip-hop legends The Beastie Boys (to whose Grand Royal Records label he was once signed) and on award nominated albums such as the Look At All The Love We Found...A Tribute To Sublime cd/dvd. Abstract Rude's last lp effort ('09) was his 1st on Rhymesayers Ent. entitled Rejuvenation, produced entirely by Seattle beatsmith Vitamin D. Ab did extensive sold out tours with Atmosphere & Brother Ali during that run, and released interim discs (Eyes Wide Shutish, Steel Making Trax, Dear Abbey the lost letters mixtape) on his own Keep The Feel Ent. imprint within the 2 years after the Rhymesayers lp. In November 2013, Rude released a collab ep with Rhymesayers co-founder Musab entitled The Awful Truth on Fifth Element Records. 2014 found KTF Ent. releasing & leaking singles "Kan Of Whoop Ass" and "I Lived In A Time" to setup Abstract Rude's newest & most anticipated lp, Keep The Feel: a legacy of hip-hop soul (street date: April 28th, 2015). Ab Rude's new lp features producer friends & fellow Project Blowed / Rhymesayers & Living Legends artists that he's worked with over his extensive career. Visit abstractrude.com for updates.