|Birth name||Aaron Pointer|
|Also known as|| Ab Rude, Abbey Rude |
|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
|Years active||1992- Present|
|Associated acts|| Abstract Tribe Unique|
Abstract Rude (reborn Aaron Pointer) is an American rapper, from Los Angeles, CA. He is the MC for the hip hop group Abstract Tribe Unique (ATU), alongside dancers Zulu Butterfly Prince and Irie Lion Locks, Turntablist DJ Drez, and Underground Hip Hop producer, Fat Jack. Ab Rude is also a member of the hip hop trio Haiku D'Etat (with Mikah 9 and Aceyalone) and The A-Team (with Aceyalone). Abstract (sometimes shortened "Ab" or "Abbey") Rude is currently signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment.
Abstract's talent was first recognized by Fat Jack and was soon a regular of The Good Life hip-hop workshop but it wasn't until he handed a tape to Mike D at Grand Royal that Abstract started turning heads worldwide. This got him three spots on the 1994 Grand Royal Mixtape, Mix Drink, with the songs Torn (Produced by Fat Jack) and Strength of A.T.U. (Produced by Digiak). He was then on 1995's Mixed Drink #2 with the songs Ab Dawlin (Fat Jack) and again with Strength of A.T.U..
Abstract Tribe UniqueEdit
Abstract Rude is co-founder of the hip hop collective Project Blowed and is prominently featured on many of its artists' releases, as well as the original "Project Blowed" & "Project Blowed 10th Anniversary" compilations, "The Good Brothers" compilation, Fat Jack's "Cater to the DJ" volumes 1 & 2, and the 2006 "Project Blowed for Dummies".
Abstract Rude is featured prominently in the award-winning documentary "This is the Life (film)," chronicling the music movement that was birthed at The Good Life Cafe in South Central Los Angeles. The Good Life is the open-mic workshop where he first performed in the early 1990s and was also home to Freestyle Fellowship and Jurassic 5.
|1994||Mixed Drink||published over Grand Royal|
|1995||Mixed Drink#2||published over Grand Royal|
|1996||Underground Fossils||an album with Tribe Unique|
|1997||Mood Pieces||an album with Tribe Unique|
|1998||South Central Thynk Taynk||an album with Tribe Unique|
|1999||Haiku D'Etat||an album with Aceyalone and Mikah 9|
|2000||Cater to the DJ|
|2000||Who framed the A-Team?||an album with Aceyalone|
|2001||Code Name: Scorpion||an album with Prevail and Moka Only|
|2001||P.A.I.N.T.||an album with Tribe Unique|
|2003||Showtyme||an album with Tribe Unique|
|2003||Lab Down Under||an album with Aceylone|
|2004||Making More Tracks|
|2004||Coup de Theatre||an album with Aceyalone & Mikah 9|
|2005||These Walls EP||an album with the German rapper Taktloss|
- "Project Blowed 10th Anniversary" (2005)
- "Who Re-framed the A-Team? - A-Team (Abstract Rude & Aceyalone) (2006)
- ↑ ""Aceyalone & Abstract Rude - Who Framed the A-Team?"". RapReviews. http://www.rapreviews.com/archive/BTTL_framedateam.html. Retrieved 2006-06-17.
- ↑ ""The A-Team"". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/discography/index.jsp?pid=612070&aid=783634. Retrieved 2006-06-17.
- ↑ ""Abstract @ Rhymesayers"". Rhymesayers Ent. http://www.rhymesayers.com/aDetail.php?aId=31&cT=Bio. Retrieved 2008-07-15.