Abstract Rude

Real Name:
Aaron Pointer
Profile:
Aaron "Abstract Rude" Pointer is a West Coast veteran of independent and underground hip hop. He like many other rap artists in the Los Angeles scene got his start at the Goodlife Cafe, and starred in the Ava Duvernay directed docu-film, THIS IS THE LIFE. Abstract Rude (along with tour mate, UK legend DJ Vadim) also has a current song "Soundcatchers" used in Duvernay's "Colin In Black & White" Netflix series. Recently, he was featured in and received Creative Consultant credit in the documentary series HIP HOP EVOLUTION (season 3 episode 3) now streaming on Netflix.

Rude's distinct voice and vast catalog has kept him working in the music business since the mid 90s. He has released groundbreaking albums such as Project Blowed, South Central Thynk Taynk, Mood Pieces, Who Framed The A-Team?, P.a.i.n.t, Haiku De Tat & Coup De Theatre. As frontman of his original group Abstract Tribe Unique (ATU: w/Zulu Butterfly, Ebony Prince, Irie Lion King, DJ Fat Jack & DJ Drez), collaborator with Freestyle Fellowship members Aceyalone & Myka 9, and as a consistently touring solo artist, Abstract Rude has endeared himself to fans worldwide.

Ab Rude's music has been featured in motion picture scores such as The Wood, in TV scores and soundtracks such as Dark Angel, videogames like MLB The Show, various 2KSports and Scarface, on French import albums Mixed Drink 1 & 2 by The Beastie Boys (to whose Grand Royal Records label Rude was once signed in '95), and on award nominated albums such as the Look At All The Love We Found...A Tribute To Sublime cd/dvd. Internationally, Ab Rude has appeared on and/or released albums with Australia's award winning hip-hop band Resin Dogs (Set It Off - 2002), Germany's Taktlo$$ (These Walls - 2005), and Canada's award winning hip-hop act Swollen Members (Heavy - 2009). Abstract Rude's 2009 lp, Rejuvenation, was his 1st on Rhymesayers Ent., and was produced entirely by Seattle beatsmith Vitamin D. Ab did extensive sold out tours with Atmosphere & Brother Ali during that run, and released interim discs (Coat of Gold Paint, Eyes Wide Shutish, Steel Making Trax, Dear Abbey: the lost letters mixtape) on his own Keep The Feel Ent. imprint within the 2 years after Rejuvenation was released. In November 2013, Rude released a collab ep with Rhymesayers co-founder Musab entitled The Awful Truth on Fifth Element Records. Abstract Rude's last four projects were released on Keep the Feel Entertainment: a 2014 lp titled Keep The Feel: a legacy of hip-hop soul, a 2017 mixtape titled The Owl's Cry by Abstract Rude & DJ Vadim, and two interim discs titled Making Lost Trax Reappear (2018) and Making Lava Trax (2019).

Since 2020, Abbey Rizzle, Ab Rude's affectionate event production & social media alias, has added Project Blowed 26 Documentary writer/director/executive producer, as well as Audible book narrator (The Murder Of Biggie Smalls: 2nd Edition by Cathy Scott), and Ben Caldwell Award Selection Committee Chairman credits to his resume.

AWARDS
2002: Dance Music Award for Best Hip Hop album for Set It Off by Resin Dogs ft. Abstract Rude
2006: Billboard Music Award participant for Best Compilation for Look At All The Love We Found: A Tribute To Sublime
song "Waiting for My Ruca ft. Abstract Rude, Awol One, Josh Fischel & Transducer"
2017: Project Blowed Community Toy Drive Award
2019: Queensland Music Award for Best Rap Hip-Hop song for "Pack Your Bags by Resin Dogs ft. Abstract Rude"
2021: Founder & Chairman of the Ben Caldwell Award Presented For Sustained Excellence In Black Arts That Inspires Your Community notarized by The City Of L.A.
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Albums

247 005 Abstract Rude - Haiku D'Etat album art Haiku D'Etat : Abstract Rude - Aceyalone - Mikah 9 Haiku D'Etat : Abstract Rude - Aceyalone - Mikah 9 - Haiku D'Etat(LP, Album, Ltd) Twentyfour:Seven Records 247 005 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
RSE-0106-2 Abstract Rude - Rejuvenation album art Abstract Rude Rejuvenation (Album) Rhymesayers Entertainment RSE-0106-2 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Abstract Rude - Steel Making Trax: The Export album art Abstract Rude Steel Making Trax: The Export(CD, Album) Alpha Pup Records none US 2010 Sell This Version
none Abstract Rude - The Awful Truth album art Abstract Rude & Musab/Sab The Artist* Abstract Rude & Musab/Sab The Artist* - The Awful Truth(CD, Album, Dig) Not On Label (Abstract Rude Self-Released), Not On Label (Musab Self-Released) none US 2012 Sell This Version
none Abstract Rude - Dear Abbey, The Lost Letters Mixtape album art Abstract Rude Dear Abbey, The Lost Letters Mixtape (Album) Keep The Feel Ent. none US 2012 Sell This Version
KTFE - 020 Abstract Rude - Keep The Feel: A Legacy Of Hip Hop Soul album art Abstract Rude Keep The Feel: A Legacy Of Hip Hop Soul (Album) Keep The Feel Ent. KTFE - 020 US 2015 Sell This Version
none Abstract Rude - Ayem Ray-Dio album art Abstract Rude & Myka 9* Abstract Rude & Myka 9* - Ayem Ray-Dio (Album) Keep The Feel Ent. none US 2015 Sell This Version
none Abstract Rude - Making Lost Trax Reappear album art Abstract Rude Making Lost Trax Reappear(11xFile, MP3, 320) Keep The Feel Ent. none US 2018
none Abstract Rude - The Owl's Cry album art Abstract Rude & DJ Vadim Abstract Rude & DJ Vadim - The Owl's Cry (Album) Keep The Feel Ent. none US 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Abstract Rude - Ooh I’m a Getcha / Left Hand Side / Shogun album art Abstract Rude Ooh I’m a Getcha / Left Hand Side / Shogun(Cass, Single, Promo) Grand Royal none US 1996 Sell This Version
BD004 Abstract Rude - My Experience Is... album art Abstract Rude And Tribe Unique* Abstract Rude And Tribe Unique* - My Experience Is...(12") Big Dada Recordings BD004 UK 1997 Sell This Version
BAX 1022 Abstract Rude - Stop Biting album art Abstract Rude Stop Biting (Single) Battle Axe Records BAX 1022 US 2001 Sell This Version
HF 23 Abstract Rude - Set It Off album art Resin Dogs Featuring Abstract Rude Resin Dogs Featuring Abstract Rude - Set It Off(CD, Maxi) Hydrofunk Records, Virgin HF 23 Australia 2002 Sell This Version
SHR 004 Abstract Rude - Got It Like That / Life Iz Sick album art TheDJStrong* Presents Abstract Rude And Kool DJ EQ* / Kosmic Four TheDJStrong* Presents Abstract Rude And Kool DJ EQ* / Kosmic Four - Got It Like That / Life Iz Sick(12") Strong House Records SHR 004 US 2002 Sell This Version
BX 1030 Abstract Rude - All Day album art Abstract Rude All Day(12") Battle Axe Records BX 1030 US 2002 Sell This Version
BR104 Abstract Rude - Ain't Nothing To It album art Abstract Rude Ain't Nothing To It(12") Basement Records (3) BR104 US 2003 Sell This Version
FDB 002 Abstract Rude - These Walls EP album art Taktloss & Abstract Rude Taktloss & Abstract Rude - These Walls EP (EP) Fick Die Biaaatch Rekordz FDB 002 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
TEG 1935 Abstract Rude - F'Real Version album art Del The Funky Homosapien*, Abstract Rude, Motion Man, Bukue One, EMC (2), Mikah 9, Ammbush Del The Funky Homosapien*, Abstract Rude, Motion Man, Bukue One, EMC (2), Mikah 9, Ammbush - F'Real Version Autonomy Records (2), Traffic Entertainment Group TEG 1935 US 2004 Sell This Version
HOL-001 Abstract Rude - Hall Of Fame album art Tha Product (2) Featuring: Abstract Rude Tha Product (2) Featuring: Abstract Rude - Hall Of Fame(12") District Recordings HOL-001 US 2004 Sell This Version
BP 003 Abstract Rude - Entschuldigung album art Abstract Rude Entschuldigung(12") Beatillz Produktion BP 003 Germany 2005 Sell This Version
HHV042, 247 027 Abstract Rude - No Longer A King album art Abstract Rude No Longer A King(7", Ltd, Pic) HHV.DE, Twentyfour:Seven Records HHV042, 247 027 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
none Abstract Rude - Eyes Wide Shuttish: Short Rhymes Vol. 1 album art Abstract Rude Eyes Wide Shuttish: Short Rhymes Vol. 1(6xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Keep The Feel Ent. none US 2008

Compilations

none Abstract Rude - Making Tracks album art Abstract Rude Making Tracks (Comp) Basement Records (3) none US 2002 Sell This Version
247 008 Abstract Rude - Making More Tracks album art Abstract Rude Making More Tracks (Comp) Basement Records (3) 247 008 Sweden 2004 Sell This Version
none Abbey Rizzle* Cali Love Tour(CDr, Comp, Promo) Not On Label (Abstract Rude Self-Released) none US 2012 Sell This Version