I Lived In A Time Clean Edit Master.mp3

press play above to hear: "I Lived In A Time" Abstract Rude new lp song produced by DJ Remode

Abstract Rude Bio

Abstract Rude

(hip-hop / soul / progressive / alternative)

Member of:

Abstract Tribe Unique (ATU), A-Team, Haiku d'etat, Ayem Ray-DIO, Project Blowed, Rhymesayers Ent., Keep The Feel Ent.


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 2009 lp was his 1st release 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 (released: 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. Order it here on itunes.

Abbey Rizzle Presents

Abbey Rizzle Presents is Ab Rude's own pet project production company that throws indie hip hop events & regional tours in the USA & Canada. These events aim to further celebrate the legacy of creative hip-hop and give exposure, rights of passage and product endorsement to talented artists who may not have the best record label support. The ARP has successfully booked the Flow & Tell and Freeway To FAT Tours (2001, 2011 to present, a decade in the making), Rejuvemaple Leaf Tour, Awful Truth Tour, Cult Falloween Tour, Coolin Summer Tour, Cali Love Tour, Dear Abbey Tour and 2013's Stampede To Soundset Tour. And now in 2015, The Keep The Feel Future Time Travel & Keep The Feel Want For Nothing Tours with Myka 9 & Scarub. FAT vol.11 is scheduled for April 2016, stay tuned for lineup to be announced. Sponsors include Fat Bol Clothing, OneLoveGallery Deluxe, Toaster Shades, Rhymesayers and KTF Ent. among others. 

RudeNationTV

RudeNationTV is Abbey Rizzle's youtube.com/abbeyrizzle channel. The homegrown career diaries of Abstract Rude & friends. RNTV was originally launched as the viral campaign for Rude's Rhymesayers debut Rejuvenation. RNTV has since morphed into a career timeline of sorts, documenting the whereabouts, studio sessions & behind the scenes antics of Rudeboy Ab with an occasional comedic twist. Fan's favorite & funniest episodes have included: Laker Parade, RNTV ep.7 My Crazy Summer, RNTV Bonus Nocando Freestyle Cipher, RNTV ep.13 Deleted Scenes, 12 daze of Hemp-mas and New Lang Syne. Latest episode #21: Coolin Summer Tour. Watch now. Mainly Ab Rude's newest lp & label artists videos can be found at youtube.com/keepthefeeltv.

<----Group members:

(above; l-r) Zulu The Butterfly, tha skorpion Abstract Rude & Irie Lion King

(below; l-r) Fatjack the elephant, Zulu, Irie, Ab & DJ Drez


Peep a classic ATU tune below:

"Soundboy Murderers" ATU cut off Steel Making Trax

05 Soundboy Murderers Ft. ATU.mp3

Definitive Lps

Underground Fossils - Mood Pieces - South Central Thynk Taynk - P.A.I.N.T - Showtyme! - Rejuvenation - Keep The Feel: a legacy of hip-hop soul (street date: April 28th, 2015) Pre-Order here

Interim discs

Making Tracks - Making More Tracks - Steel Making Trax - Eyes Wide Shutish - Coat Of Gold Paint - Dear Abbey the lost letters Mixtape - Chef Salad & The Crew Tones

Collab projects

Who Framed The A-Team? - Haiku De Tat - Codename Scorpion - Lab Down Under - Coup De Theatre - These Walls - CALICOMM 2004 - The Awful Truth - AyeM Ray-DIO

Producers / Djs

Fatjack, DJ Slip, DJ Drez, Vitamin D, Kenny Segal, Resin Dogs, Daddy Kev, Rawz Ill Remedy, Biz-One, DJ Artistic, Elusive, Longevity, Josef Leimberg, Tony Isaacs, Rob The Viking, Mathieu Schreyer, Dwayne Wilson, Mike Nardone, Nobody, Edit, Kool DJ EQ, The Grouch & Eligh, DJ Zo, DJ Tramlife, DJ Zole, BVA, DJ Sing, Debris of Hilltop Hoods, Metty the Dert Merchant, DJ Otek, Hines Buchanan, On Point DJ Crew, Beat Junkies, C-Minus, Nucleus, Nomak, Kero-One, D-Program, Cosmic Selector, Adrian Burley, DJ Kiilu, DJ Vadim, DJ Wicked, MY-G, Deejay Intel, DJ Highdroe, Deejaye Katch, Daedalus, Dubskin, Digiak, CVE, Dibia$e, Tommy Blak & on & on...

, Los Angeles, California