Black Hippy News

  • 10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
    10 Best Hip-Hop Crews Of All Time
    Jun 24, 2015 at 10:48am
    The hip hop crew is an essential part of success. Whether big or small, every rapper has an entourage. Sometimes it's full of rappers, and other times it's just his buddies from back in the day, nonetheless, weak links in a crew can water down the crew as a whole-- something we took into consideration when crafting this list. You have the multimedia approach that Odd Future takes, and also the full-on lyrical assault that Wu-Tang Clan makes. Both are great crews, but who would comprise a list of the best rap crews of all time?
  • Who Had The Better Verse: Black Hippy (Group Edition)
    Who Had The Better Verse: Black Hippy (Group Edition)
    May 18, 2015 at 03:52pm
    After years of embarking on a grueling journey to stardom, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock finally made it. They came up from nothing and are now swimming in the pools of success. Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q both stunned with their respective albums and have forged lanes of their own as Cali's most talented artists. Ab-Soul and Jay Rock aren't lame duck emcees either and can tango with any of your favorite rappers. With the burgeoning development of Isaiah Rashad and SZA, TDE looks to stay on top for years to come.
  • Quiz: Which TDE Rapper Are You?
    Quiz: Which TDE Rapper Are You?
    Mar 17, 2015 at 05:05pm
    Yesterday we tried out our first-ever quiz on the site, a la Buzzfeed, to find out how well you consumed Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly upon first listen.
  • ScHoolboy Q Speaks On "Oxymoron" Follow-Up, Black Hippy Album
    ScHoolboy Q Speaks On "Oxymoron" Follow-Up, Black Hippy Album
    Aug 8, 2014 at 09:06pm
    ScHoolboy Q has expressed doubt that a Black Hippy album will come to fruition, citing his solo career as coming first at this point in time. "That would be tight one day if it was to ever come out," said Q in an interview with Vibe magazine. "People gotta understand once all your careers is doing good you can’t just turn your back on your solo career to try something new. People gotta understand time is everything."
  • Ab-Soul Wants Dr. Dre To Let Black Hippy Make "Detox"
    Ab-Soul Wants Dr. Dre To Let Black Hippy Make "Detox"
    Jun 19, 2014 at 04:22pm
    Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Jay Rock are all forces to be reckoned with on their own, but when they come together like Voltron to form Black Hippy, it's something truly special. A full length project from the group has always been hinted at, but it seems things are still up in the air at this point. In a new interview with SkeeTV, Ab-Soul spoke of how Black Hippy came together, as well as his idea that the group could take the reigns on Dr. Dre's long-delayed album, Detox.
  • Schoolboy Q Talks Black Hippy Album And His Brief Break From Smoking
    Schoolboy Q Talks Black Hippy Album And His Brief Break From Smoking
    May 23, 2014 at 03:20pm
    Last Saturday, Schoolboy Q was one of many performers to take the stage at Power 106's annual PowerHouse concert in L.A., but before his set with Isaiah Rashad, Q chatted backstage with Rap-Up TV. The conversation ranged from the rapper's upcoming project to his decision to stop smoking weed while recently on tour in Europe.
  • Ab-Soul Says He's "Turned In" Two New Projects
    Ab-Soul Says He's "Turned In" Two New Projects
    Jan 3, 2014 at 12:55pm
    Fans have been patiently awaiting a new Ab-Soul project since 2012's Control System, and while 2013 passed by without one, Ab may be making up for it by releasing two new efforts in the new year. The TDE rapper hinted at some new music on Twitter last night, saying "I turned in 2 projects last year, yea I know what your thinking, let's see where this year takes me...".
  • TDE Plans To Drop Six Albums In New Year
    TDE Plans To Drop Six Albums In New Year
    Dec 23, 2013 at 01:35pm
    This is good news for all fans of the TDE roster. TDE's CEO, who goes by Dangeroo Kipawaa on Twitter, announced that six projects are slated to arrive in the New Year from various members of the TDE roster.
  • Live Stream Power 106 L.A.'s Cali Christmas Concert, Feat. Black Hippy, J. Cole, 2 Chainz & More
    Live Stream Power 106 L.A.'s Cali Christmas Concert, Feat. Black Hippy, J. Cole, 2 Chainz & More
    Dec 14, 2013 at 10:54pm
    Power 106 Los Angeles' annual Cali Christmas concert just kicked off at the Honda Center in Anaheim, folks.  The event is being headlined by TDE's Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul) and features performances from Rick Ross, J. Cole, 2 Chainz, B.o.B, Kid Ink, DJ Mustard, Teefli, Ty Dolla $ign and Sage the Gemini as well.  Stream the concert and peep the set times below:
  • Snoop Dogg Addresses Death Row Records & Top Dawg Entertainment Comparisons
    Snoop Dogg Addresses Death Row Records & Top Dawg Entertainment Comparisons
    Nov 24, 2013 at 04:44pm
    In a recent interview with VIBE, Snoop Dogg responded to Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith's comparison of Death Row Records and Top Dawg Entertainment, dismissing it but acknowledging the former's influence on the latter.
  • ScHoolboy Q Says The XXL Black Hippy Cover Is "So Disrespectful"
    ScHoolboy Q Says The XXL Black Hippy Cover Is "So Disrespectful"
    Nov 7, 2013 at 10:07am
    TDE's Black Hippy recently graced the cover of XXL magazine, following which Ab-Soul took to Twitter to express his disdain for the fact that XXL went with the headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy..." Now ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock have joined in with Soulo's criticism of the magazine cover.
  • Chance The Rapper Turned Down An Offer To Sign With TDE
    Chance The Rapper Turned Down An Offer To Sign With TDE
    Oct 31, 2013 at 03:04pm
    In a new interview with MTV's Rap Fix Live, Chicagoan emcee Chance The Rapper revealed that Top Dog Entertainment offered him a record deal, which he declined. "They didn't almost sign me, they wanted to sign me" he clarified, after being asked about the rumor. "Don't say it like that, though. I turned down being signed... All of those guys are my good friends. That whole camp is great." Chance explained his stance in an earlier interview on BET's 106 & Park:
  • Ab-Soul & Jay Rock Speak On Their Similarities & Differences, Rapping For Fun
    Ab-Soul & Jay Rock Speak On Their Similarities & Differences, Rapping For Fun
    Oct 30, 2013 at 02:02pm
    While rolling in a pretty tight-knit crew, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock couldn't be more different. While Jay Rock favors mean-mug west-coast street rap, Soulo is known to create smoked-out, conspiracy theory-laden cuts. They've certainly learned a lot from one another however, detailing their dynamic in a new interview with XXL, as well as commenting on the concept of "rapping for fun," and their upcoming projects. Read some excerpts from the sit down below.
  • Ab-Soul Says He's Finalizing New Project "Black Lip Pastor" [Update: Soulo Says "BLP" Is Not The Title]
    Ab-Soul Says He's Finalizing New Project "Black Lip Pastor" [Update: Soulo Says "BLP" Is Not The Title]
    Oct 19, 2013 at 10:03am
    The Black Hippy rappers continue to make moves. While ScHoolboy Q is still waiting on sample clearances before we can hear his upcoming album, Oxymoron, Ab-Soul seems like he's gearing up to start promoting his own release.
  • Ab-Soul Criticizes XXL's Magazine Cover For Headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy"
    Ab-Soul Criticizes XXL's Magazine Cover For Headline "Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy"
    Oct 18, 2013 at 01:31pm
    The Black Hippy crew, consisting of Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, are featured on the new XXL cover. You may have noticed though, that the cover headline says "With Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy...TDE Rap's Illest Crew," thus making it seem like Black Hippy is a separate entity from K. Dot.
  • TDE Signs New Rapper Isaiah Rashad [Update: It's Official]
    TDE Signs New Rapper Isaiah Rashad [Update: It's Official]
    Sep 20, 2013 at 04:10pm
    TDE is known for its four rappers, who also make up the Black Hippy crew: Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock. Many people have speculated who will be the next addition to the label which is now affiliated with Interscope, and whether or not a new TDE artist would also be in Black Hippy. Well, it seems we're going to find out.
  • Kendrick Lamar Explains Black Hippy's Unique Approach
    Kendrick Lamar Explains Black Hippy's Unique Approach
    Aug 18, 2013 at 02:52pm
    Kendrick Lamar has made a lot of noise on his own in the last year or so, particularly in the last week. The rapper is in the business for more than just himself however, as he's always had his Black Hippy crew in tow. The TDE rapper explained the unique approach of the group in a recent interview with Rock The Bells.
  • Photo: Eminem & Black Hippy In The Studio
    Photo: Eminem & Black Hippy In The Studio
    Jun 5, 2013 at 09:13pm
     After being spotted in the studio with Chris Rock and Big Sean last month, Eminem has now been seen hitting the studio with the Black Hippy crew.
  • Black Hippy & Earl Sweatshirt Among Performers At Downtown Music Fest In New York
    Black Hippy & Earl Sweatshirt Among Performers At Downtown Music Fest In New York
    Apr 26, 2013 at 04:58pm
    Downtown Events has announced their line-up for next month's music festival, Downtown Music Fest. The festival takes place in Lower Manhattan, New York, and covers many different genres of music over two days worth of shows.
  • Beyonce, Black Hippy, Wiz Khalifa, Among Performers At Jay-Z's "Made In America" Festival
    Beyonce, Black Hippy, Wiz Khalifa, Among Performers At Jay-Z's "Made In America" Festival
    Apr 10, 2013 at 01:32pm
    The lineup for the Jay-Z-curated "Made In America" Festival has been announced. The Philadelphia festival will be headlined By Beyonce and Nine Inch Nails on each of its respective days.
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