Ab-Soul may be a part of Black Hippy but he wants to make one thing very clear: Kendrick Lamar is not his boss.

In an interview with Montreality, the TDE rapper clarified the relationship within Black Hippy. "I don't want people to think that Kendrick is like Lil Wayne or like 50 Cent," he said. "It's not G-Unit. My boss is not Kendrick. Kendrick didn't sign me. Kendrick didn't add me to his group. This was a collective. Long before it was Black Hippy, we were all together."

The 26-year-old California native makes it clear that he's not an artist waiting in the wings while Kendrick stands in the spotlight. "I just wanted that to be known to the world. Don't get the wrong idea. We're not band members. We don't just stand in the background and dance while Kendrick raps."