Longterm Mentality

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Longterm Mentality
Studio album by Ab-Soul
Released April 5, 2011
Recorded 2010-2011
TDE Recording Studio: House of Pain
(Carson, California)
Genre Hip hop
Length 59:18
Label Top Dawg Entertainment
Producer The TDE Administration (exec.), Tae Beast, Ayiro, Sounwave, Aayhasis, Context, Alexis Carrington, Tommy Black
Ab-Soul chronology
Longterm 2: Lifestyles of the Broke & Almost Famous
Longterm Mentality
Control System

Longterm Mentality is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist Ab-Soul, released on April 5, 2011, via Top Dawg Entertainment. The album, which was released exclusively to digital retailers, serves as Ab-Soul's debut retail release. The album features guest appearances from Jhené Aiko, Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Punch, Alori Joh, JaVonte, MURS, BJ the Chicago Kid and Pat Brown. It also includes production from American hip hop record producers Tae Beast, Ayiro, Sounwave, Aayhasis, Context, Alexis Carrington and Tommy Black.[1]


Although the project was preceded by the mixtapes Longterm (2009) and Longterm 2: Lifestyles of the Broke & Almost Famous (2010), Ab-Soul has stated Longterm Mentality is not the third installment in his Longterm series. In a July 2010 interview with Complex, Stevens claimed the series would have four installments, "When I did the first Longterm I knew that there would be four of them. When I did the first one. So there will be four of them: Longterm 1, 2, 3, and 4. So right now we're at two. You'll have to wait for the next one. That's for the next Ab-Soul interview."[2] In an August 2011 interview with BlowHipHopTV, Ab-Soul explained in spite of the fact that Longterm Mentality is not a part of the series, all three projects paint a picture of his personal life and growth.[3] Speaking with BlowHipHopTV, the Black Hippy member said that the project is intended to introduce listeners to the man behind the mic:

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Real Thinkers"   Tae Beast (of Digi+Phonics) 3:46
2. "Gone Insane"   Ayiro 4:24
3. "Loosen My Tie"   Sounwave (of Digi+Phonics) 4:29
4. "Nothing New" (featuring Jhené Aiko) Aahyasis 3:28
5. "Hell Yea" (featuring Schoolboy Q) Sounwave 4:16
6. "Moscato" (featuring Kendrick Lamar) Sounwave 4:39
7. "Top Dawg Under Dawg"   Context 3:28
8. "Time is of the Essence" (featuring Punch) Tae Beast 4:42
9. "More of a Euphoria" (featuring Alori Joh) Sounwave 3:16
10. "Picture That" (featuring JaVonte) Alexis Carrington 5:18
11. "Big Payback" (featuring MURS) Tae Beast 3:45
12. "Almost There" (featuring BJ the Chicago Kid) Tommy Black 4:01
13. "#LTM" (featuring Pat Brown) Tae Beast & Dave Free (of Digi+Phonics) 5:20
14. "Constipation" (Black Hippy) (Bonus Track) Sounwave 3:26
Total length:
Sample credits


Chart (2011)[5] Peak
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 73
US Billboard Top Heatseekers 32


  1. ^ "Ab-Soul – LongTerm: Mentality (Album)". 2DopeBoyz. 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  2. ^ Ahmed, Insanu (July 10, 2012). "Who Is Ab-Soul? – The Themes of Vision and Light in His Music". Complex. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Horowitz, Steven J. (August 6, 2011). "Ab-Soul On His "Long Term Mentality" Project, Black Hippy". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  4. ^ "Ab-Soul's Moscato sample of Morning, Noon & Night's Time". WhoSampled. Retrieved May 28, 2012. 
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