Kendrick Lamar To Headline Austin City Limits 2016 Festival
Austin City Limits music festival has announced it's 2016 lineup. Kendrick Lamar has been bestowed one of the coveted headline slots, along with Radiohead, Mumford & Sons. and LCD Soundsystem. Other hip hop/R&B acts of note: Schoolboy Q, LL Cool J, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, Tory Lanez, Flying Lotus, Gallant, Raury, and Domo Genesis. Also of potential interest to hip hop fans: Major Lazer, Die Antwoord, Corrine Bailey Rae, AlunaGeorge, and Willie Nelson!!!!
SchoolBoy Q Has Turned In His Next Album
While everyone is anticipating the release of Drake’s #VIEWS later tonight, let’s not forget there’s other artists in the industry that have some outstanding work ahead of them as well, and TDE’s Schoolboy Q being one of them.
Best Photos From Coachella Weekend 1
One down, one to go. The first half of Coachella is now over with, and weekend #2 is gonna have to bring a helluva lot of surprises if it wishes to live up to this past weekend. As has been the case in recent years, hip-hop has already been a major part of the lineup. Fans who stormed the grounds to see A$AP Rocky's headlining show were treated to superstar cameos from ScHoolboy Q and Kanye West. The first weekend has already showcased some of Cali's best talent, including YG, Vince Staples, and Anderson.
Kanye West, Jay Z, & Kendrick Lamar Attended Kobe Bryant's Final Game
Rappers and hip hop moguls shelled out as much as 40 grand to witness Kobe Bryant's final game in person. And it was worth it. Kobe dropped 60 points, including the Lakers last 15 points of the game, and hit the game-winning jumper with 31 seconds to play.
Top Tracks: April 4 - April 10
On last week's edition of Top Tracks, Drake locked down the highest two spots with new leaks, and appeared once more as a guest on PartyNextDoor's "Come And See Me," which landed at number eight. If you thought that was impressive, wait til you see this week's. The 6 God controls half of this week's list, despite the fact that all versions that appear on here are unofficial leaks.
ASAP Ferg Reveals "Always Strive & Prosper" Tracklist
ASAP Ferg has been speaking fairly candidly about the guests on his upcoming sophomore album, Always Strive & Prosper, in the months leading up to its release, but somehow we still weren't prepared for the large and diverse range of names on the tracklist, revealed today via Instagram.Among those featured on the album are Skrillex, Missy Elliott, ScHoolboy Q, Rick Ross, Lil Uzi Vert, Big Sean, Chris Brown, Ty Dolla $ign, Chuck D, and "Mama Ferg".
A TDE Artist Is Dropping New Music Tonight
Top Dawg Entertainment always keeps us on our toes, and we’ve all learned our lesson after they pulled the bait and switch by dropping new Kendrick when it was literally the last thing on everyone’s minds. Label CEO Anthony Tiffith is teasing us again, tweeting out very recently that he “will drop something when my plane touchdown in LA 2nite… kool?”
Top Tracks: March 21 - 27
The top tracks lists of the last few weeks got a little stale, with some songs (Drake's "Summer Sixteen," Travi$ Scott's "Uber Everywhere" remix, Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz's "Gotta Lotta") appearing week after week without much in the way of competition showing up to unseat them. Well, that changes this week, where the top nine tracks on the site are all newcomers.
ASAP Ferg Announces "Always Strive & Prosper" Release Date, Teases ScHoolboy Q Collab
So far, everything we've heard about ASAP Ferg's upcoming studio album, Always Strive And Proper, has sounded pretty exciting, from the features to the ambitious production techniques, so we're happy to receive the official release date today. Taking to Instagram, ASAP's resident Trap Lord revealed that his highly anticipated project will be available on April 22nd, with a pre-order going up March 25th.
Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, & More To Perform At New NYC Festival Panorama
Goldenvoice, the company that runs Coachella, stirred up some controversy in January when they announced that they were attempting to bring a new festival, Panorama, to NYC. A petition attempting to block the festival circulated but ultimately failed, as the first ever Panorama Music Festival is slated to go down July 22-24 on Randall's Island Park between Manhattan and Queens.
A TDE Project Is Dropping One Random Night This Week
Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Tiffith is really not playing. He’s been taking heat from impatient fans and label signees alike over the past few months, as people are itching to hear more from his label’s powerhouse of artists.
Top Dawg Shares Updates On Every Upcoming TDE Release
TDE has a pretty stacked roster, so naturally, fans are always asking for updates on the label's next releases. Today, Top Dawg has decided to show the progress of each and every upcoming release from the label, and if it all goes according to plan, they should have a big 2016 ahead of them.The label head posted a picture of a whiteboard which suggested ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Isaiah Rashad, Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, and Jay Rock would all be putting albums out this year, though some are further along than others.
Top Dawg Says Schoolboy Q’s Album Is Dropping Before Summer
Back in January, TDE President, Top Dawg, gave fans something to look forward to when he announced that the camp would be dropping four new albums throughout 2016, including projects from SZA, Isaiah Rashad, Ab-Soul, &
Top Tracks: February 8 - February 14
Tired of hearing about The Life Of Pablo yet? Kanye West's highly anticipated album only dropped about 36 hours ago, but its eventual release was preceded by several days of frustrated waiting, as his haphazard release strategy continued (and may still be ongoing) with a series of remixing, tracklist updates, and delays. Annoying, yes, but you have to admit that the guy knows how to keep himself in the daily conversation for longer than nearly anyone in our era of short attention spans.
Ab-Soul: "This Bench Is Getting Warm As Fuck"
Top Dawg Entertainment’s stable of emcees is one of the best in the game. However, it can be tough to keep everyone happy with so many mouths to feed, so to speak. Ab-Soul is the only artist of the bunch who hasn’t released a critically-acclaimed and widely promoted album. His last project, These Days… came out after ScHoolboy Q’s widely popular Oxymoron but it didn’t receive nearly same amount of promotion. The same goes for Jay Rock’s 90059 and any of Kendrick Lamar’s albums.
Marvel Remixes Album Covers From Outkast, UGK, ScHoolboy Q, & More
Marvel has been setting the gold standard for hip hop album cover/comic book cover mashups these last few months.
TDE CEO Previews New ScHoolboy Q Music On Instagram
ScHoolboy Q's new album has been finished for a few months now, and we know it'll be one of four TDE albums to drop in 2016. Finally, it looks like TDE is ready to share ScHoolboy's new music with the people.
TDE President Promises Four New Albums This Year
Top Dawg Entertainment had a strong year in 2015, releasing two fantastic albums in Jay Rock’s 90059 and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. Don’t ever think that they’ll take a minute to rest on their laurel’s though.
ScHoolboy Q, Fetty Wap, Metro Boomin Make Forbes "30 Under 30"
The Forbes 30 under 30 list is definitely the first step in one day being listed in one of the bigger categories, and many rappers have taken that step this year. On this year's list, we have ScHoolboy Q (29), Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd (23 and 22 respectively). Fetty Wap (24), The Weeknd (25), Kehlani (20), Boi-1da (29), and Metro Boomin (22).
Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Big Sean & Ty Dolla $ign At TDE Holiday Concert
TDE hosted their second annual holiday concert yesterday at Nickerson Gardens, the Watts, CA housing projects where Jay Rock and TDE head honcho Anthony "Top Dog" Tiffith grew up. After giving away innumerable toys, the squad got together for a brief set, performing "Vice City" and their biggest individual hits before bringing out Big Sean for "Alright" & "Blessings" and then Ty Dolla $ign for "Blase." The overcast skies prevented TDE and its fans from enjoying some classic LA sunshine, it was an afternoon for the ages in South Central.