Abstract Rude
Birth name Aaron Pointer
Also known as Ab Rude, Abbey Rude
The Scorpion
Origin Los Angeles, California
Genres Hip Hop
Occupations Emcee
Years active 1992- Present
Labels Rhymesayers Entertainment
Associated acts Abstract Tribe Unique
Project Blowed
Haiku D'Etat
Myka 9

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).[1][2] Abstract (sometimes shortened "Ab" or "Abbey") Rude is currently signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment.


Early daysEdit

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 Tribe Unique is a group consisting of Abstract Rude and Tribe Unique. Tribe Unique an interpretive dance duo consisting of Zulu Butterfly and Irie Lion Liocks.

Project BlowedEdit

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 released "Rejuvenation" produced by Rhymesayer labelmate Vitamin D[3] in the spring of 2009. The first two singles were "Nuff Fire" and "Thynk Eye Can (Haiku D'Etat Mix)."


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.

Partial discographyEdit

Year Album Notes
1994 Mixed Drink published over Grand Royal
1995 Mixed Drink#2 published over Grand Royal
1995 "Project Blowed"
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
2002 Making Tracks
2003 Showtyme an album with Tribe Unique
2003 Lab Down Under an album with Aceylone
2004 P.A.I.N.T. Instrumentals
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
2009 Rejuvenation
  • "Project Blowed 10th Anniversary" (2005)
  • "Who Re-framed the A-Team? - A-Team (Abstract Rude & Aceyalone) (2006)


  1. ""Aceyalone & Abstract Rude - Who Framed the A-Team?"". RapReviews. Retrieved 2006-06-17. 
  2. ""The A-Team"". Billboard. Retrieved 2006-06-17. 
  3. ""Abstract @ Rhymesayers"". Rhymesayers Ent. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 

External linksEdit

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