Ab Soul and Alori Joh: History in verses (sad)

Never understood the Ab Soul hate that I see on here at times, but maybe I can share a piece from this guy’s story to give you a more personal/human perspective.

Alori Joh was Ab Soul’s longtime girlfriend. Also an artist herself, she collaborated with both Ab and Kendrick.

On this unreleased Kendrick track from 2009, he talks about her. (Not great verses from them. Just on some chill shit.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAAMPizb630&t=2m45s

She continued to work with TDE, not as an official artist on the label, but an affiliate. If you heard a song from one of them with a female backup, whether lead or subtle, there was a good chance it was her.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQYpRrDP1z8

Many of you will recognize this song from Overly Dedicated. (2010)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qli4gLHCYfM

Ab released Longterm Mentality in 2011 which also featured her voice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KWLWCqHadM#t=31 In 2011-2012, Ab was working on his anticipated album Control System. He recorded songs Empathy and A Rebellion with her. February 7th of 2012, horrible news surfaced.

http://laist.com/2012/02/07/young_woman_commits_suicide_by_leaping.php She was later identified as Loriana Johnson, also known as Alori Joh.

Ab Soul’s HipHopDX interview:

I was actually pretty much done with the project before that happened. Luckily for me and all of us cause I definitely don’t think I would have been able to put it out in the time that I did. It was difficult. It’s still very difficult. She helps me out with all of my projects. It’s a very difficult thing to get over but at the same time this is what we’ve been – we, me and her, were working on for the majority of the time I’ve known her. She was one of my biggest supporters so I feel like I owe her and I owe everybody else that’s taken a liking to what we’re doing.

Book of Soul was of the last tracks that he recorded on the project. He touches on a couple topics throughout his life, with Alori being the main. He really pulled his heart out and sat it on top of this emotional, beautiful, jazzy instrumental.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nitz50WxwOY

Your picture still on my mirror and it’s so scary
I swear I still ain’t looked at your obituary
So now I’m so doped up I think I’m flying
I hope the spliff will never finish
I guess the Mayans wasn’t lying
2012 my world ended

Ab Soul continues to do music with Alori as an inspiration. He’s working on his next album, which should be releasing sometime this year. (At the moment, the album is nicknamed Black Lip Pastor, but he has confirmed it will not be the title.)

Last year, Ab dedicated another incredible verse to Alori on Vic Mensa’s Holy Holy. (I just recently found out about this verse.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c-voQ8SCIY&t=2m46s

See these the type of records make me think about Alori
It kills me inside we can’t hear her side of the story
I kept my Metro PCS with all of our text messages
As evidence that I was thinking holy matrimony
Holy moly was I incorrect, chain smokin' cigarettes
My tee is wrinkled but the irony is that I’m so depressed
Ain’t no gettin' over this, I just lost my everything
Meanin' that even me breathing now is inhumane

It takes a lot for me to shed a tear for any reason. This is heartbreaking and I give Ab so much respect for sharing this with us. It’s one thing to be a one dimensional MC that just does battle and “swag” raps. It’s another to be able to share your life and emotions over the pad.

R.I.P. Alori Joh

January 10th, 2014
  1. There’s Ab-Soul hate on here?

  2. I’m pretty sure most of us know about this.

January 10th, 2014
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Book of Soul made me respect him way more than the crazy wordplay and practical wisdom he shows within his music that I already respected soooo much.

Good post

January 10th, 2014
  1. Never understood the Ab Soul hate that I see on here ‘at times’
  2. Keyword: most. Whether you know about it or not, it’s all layed out in this thread in somewhat of an order.

Why you hating? :(

January 10th, 2014
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Have you ever heard Ab-Soul’s Intro on Terrace Martin’s 3ChordFold?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQUidQgezl4

I like it more than Book of Soul tbh…

January 10th, 2014

I have never met a single person who hates soulo

January 10th, 2014
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Thank you whitehat,
I was debating whether or not to do something like this
Good job

January 10th, 2014
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I honestly hope someone doesn’t ruin this thread with some illuminati conspiracy bullshit.

January 10th, 2014
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Ab soul sacrificed her so he could eat. Ok now that that’s out the way hopefully he can pick up steam again his last tracks were just average.

January 10th, 2014

First was a legitimate question. I honestly can’t say I’ve seen a single Ab-Soul hate comment. The most negative thing I’ve seen is him at the bottom of Black Hippy rankings, which really isn’t much of an insult considering who else is in the group.

Second, yeah, I was being a dick. My apologies.

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January 10th, 2014
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Both Alori Joh and Capital STEEZ both apparently jumped off of huge buildings in their deaths. Pretty weird..why go out that way? Probably the worst way to commit suicide is so jump off of a huge building.

January 10th, 2014
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And there was no coverage news wise for both of them. Just like they disappeared off of the face of the earth. Especially STEEZ.

January 10th, 2014

Well I’ll be.

January 10th, 2014

@Deivid Exact thread I was trying to find. Appreciate it.

@arobie1992 All good. Peace from VA

@HollaVergilius THAT’S THE SONG I WAS TRYING TO THINK OF. Thanks man. I knew there were 1 or 2 I left out.

January 10th, 2014