Herbert Anthony Stevens IV is a famous American hip-hop artist. He is famous as his pseudonym aka Ab-Soul. He has worked in with the label, “Top Dawg Entertainment” and it was here he formed a hip-hop supergroup known as Black Hippy. Possessing an enthralling personality has certainly benefited him a lot by fetching him a good amount of fortune. Keep reading to know more about Ab-Soul’s net worth in 2018.
Ab-Soul early life
In the year 1987, Ab-Soul was born in California, Carson. He spent most of the formative years in Germany. He moved back to the United States with his mother, after his parents were separated. They stayed with his grandmother. As a kid, he was into video games and basketball. Ab-Soul loved music legend, Michael Jackson.
When he was 10, Ab-Soul was affected with Stevens-Johnson syndrome. He was hospitalised, and this is the reason why he has dark lips with light-sensitive eyes. Ab-Soul himself says that it was a life-changing incident for him. Because of his hindered vision, he had to wear dark-colored glasses, and he was severely teased in high school.
Ab-Soul’s family owns a record store, and it was from there that he became interested in music. He developed his rapping skills at a very early age. He confessed that he was on Black Planet freestyle chat and it helped him to develop his rhyming skills. He was 12 when he started following his rapping dreams and wrote his first ever verse. This verse was on the beat of Twista’s Emotion. At this time he was still not fully involved in the music world and used to take rapping as a hobby.
Then after passing high school, he started to take his music career seriously. With the Top Dawg Entertainment label, he founded the subgroup of hip-hop with fellow rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q. Ab-Soul his highly praised for his lyrics. He released four independent albums known as Control system, Longterm Mentality, Do what Thou wilt and These days. All four albums got good reviews. Some of the famous rappers who have influenced Ab-Soul immensely are Jay Z, Eminem, Twista, and Lupe Fiasco.
It was in the year 2002 Ab-Soul recorded his first song. He signed with the record label known as, StreetBeat entertainment in the year 2005 but later left it in order to join Top Dawg Entertainment. He also formed a supergroup called Black Hippy. Before he became associated with TDE, he was part of a rap group known as Area 51. He was working with Snake Hollywood in Area 51.
In the year 2008, he made a brief appearance in the music video of Jay Rock. It was Jay Rock’s first commercial debut single known as, All my life. In the same year, Ab-Soul was working on his first mixtape, House of pain at the TDE recording studio. Through his YouTube channel, he released his first single know as “A day in the life.”
Awards and achievements
Ab-Soul has received Grammy nomination for his amazing musical crafts and creations. He also commenced two big concert tours, These days tour in 2014 and YMF tour on the year 2017.
Net worth of Ab-Soul
Until the year 2016, Ab-Soul released four albums which received huge appreciation and apprehension. His net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.
Despite being having a troublesome childhood (when his parents got separated, and he was diagnosed with Stevens-Johnson syndrome and being bullied for not being normal) Ab-Soul grew up to be a hugely successful star who has won millions of hearts with his gift of rapping. He has done some major concert tours. He had released four albums under the record label, The Dawg Entertainment and each of his works has been highly acclaimed and appreciated.