My niggas say my new shit past due
I paid dues, even got that shit tattooed,

from Ab-Soul (Ft. Kendrick Lamar) – Illuminate Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

He paid dues as part of Murs' Paid Dues concert lineup, something he mentioned in the interview at the end of #LTM. He also said it while talking to The Well Versed:

  • TWV: You mentioned that Murs took you out on the road, what was that like?
  • AS: Last year, I went on the road to Paid Dues. It was my first tour as a solo set. I was always a hype man. That was my first soli experience. Big up to Murs. In memory of that I got a tattoo.

Now everyone agrees it’s his time to shine. You can see the tattoo “Paid Dues 2011” in this video, at the 0:40 mark.

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