Top Tracks: July 18 - July 24
Last week, Chance The Rapper, Big Sean, Future, and Mike Will Made It all found themselves victims of unauthorized leaks, and subsequently spoke out about the all-too-common occurrence in the music industry.
Top Tracks: July 11 - July 17
I'm not going to take the time to crunch all of the numbers for the 28 weeks of 2016 we've experienced thus far, but in terms of artists who show up most often in our weekly top ten tracks list, it's not even close. Drake is the clear victor, seeming to find a way on here every week. Second place is a little more murky.
Top Tracks: July 4 - July 10
Even on the very rare occasion that Drake doesn't show up in our top ten tracks of the week, his presence is still felt. In this case, he's directly responsible for three separate tracks in the top ten, whether that entails remixes or disses aimed at him.
ScHoolboy Q Speaks On Possibility Of Black Hippy Album
At the end of last week, ScHoolboy Q's Blank Face LP hit shelves and online retailers, somehow avoiding the constant threat of an internet leak.
10 Essential Sounwave Productions
Sounwave is one quarter of Top Dawg Entertainment’s in-house production unit the Digi-Phonics. Although deeply respected in the hip hop production community, he rarely strays outside the confines of TDE's roster of artists, and even within TDE he collaborates with Kendrick Lamar more than anyone else (although he did produce three tracks on ScHoolboy Q's new album Blank Face LP). Along with Terrace Martin, he was one of the chief architects of To Pimp a Butterfly's sonic universe.
Vote: Who Had The Best Verse On The Black Hippy "THat Part" Remix?
Last night, ScHoolboy delivered not only his new album Blank Face LP, but a scintillating Black Hippy remix of his single "THat Part." The absence of a Black Hippy cut on the tracklist was troubling; fortunately, ScHoolboy remedied the situation for the fans.
ScHoolboy Q Suggests "THat Part" Black Hippy Remix Is In The Works
Tracks featuring Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, & Ab-Soul, the four members of Black Hippy, are always fire and increasingly rare. Which is why fans were so stoked to get a Black Hippy cut on Jay Rock's 90059 in the form of "Vice City" and so disappointed to see the absence of a Black Hippy cut on ScHoolboy's Blank Face LP tracklist.
Jay Rock Gives His First Interview Since Motorcycle Accident
Back in February, Jay Rock was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him hospitalized. The TDE team kept fans posted on his recovery, but we hadn't heard from Jay Rock himself until now. The L.A.
Why Are All The TDE Members Tweeting At Lance Skiiiwalker?
Slightly less than an hour ago, astute twitter users noticed that each member of TDE, namely, Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad and Jay Rock, all tweeted the same thing, tagging the same person.
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.
Jay Rock To Be Released From Hospital In "A Few Days"
Jay Rock gave his fans an enormous scare last weekend when he got in a serious accident while riding his motorcycle. Despite suffering "a lot of broken bones," Rock is now on the "road to recovery" according to TDE CEO Anthony Tiffith, who first broke the news of the accident and has been sharing periodic updates since.
Jay Rock Recovering From Surgery And "Doing Fine"
While most us were trying to keep tabs on the Grammys last night, we received some horrible news from the TDE camp that Jay Rock had been in a motorcycle accident. At the time, the TDE CEO Anthony Tiffith tweeted that he was hurt "pretty bad" but he wasn't near death-- there were "a lot of broken bones" though.
Jay Rock Severely Injured In "Bad" Motorcycle Accident
While Kendrick Lamar was busy tearing the stage down at the 58th annual Grammy’s Monday night, his fellow TDE counterpart, Jay Rock, was unfortunately involved in a “bad accident” on his motorcycle. Taking to twitter Monday night, TDE president Top Dawg tweeted out, "Pray 4 @jayrock he had a bad accident on his motorcycle.. He's hurt pretty bad...” While no other information has been released at the moment, we’ll definitely keep you posted as more on this surfaces. Prayers up for Jay Rock.
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.
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.
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.
TDE Announces 2nd Annual Holiday Concert & Toy Giveaway
TDE is returning to Watts, L.A. for the label's 2nd annual holiday concert and toy giveaway. As with the inaugural event last year, the festivities will be held in the Nickerson Gardens Projects, where both Jay Rock and TDE CEO Anthony Tiffith grew up. The free concert will go from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM on December 22 and will be open to the public.
Jay Rock Responds To Wale's Kendrick Lamar Call-Out
Wale was up to his usual ways this morning, responding to his lack of Grammy nominations on Twitter. While he had a lot to say about being unappreciated, it was actually a comment about Kendrick Lamar that got the most attention.
Jay Rock Announces "90059" Tour
As only two dates remain on Kendrick Lamar's "Kunta's Groove Sessions" tour, another TDE rapper, Jay Rock, has announced an imminent tour of his own. Rock has performed at a handful of Kendrick's "Groove Sessions," and he's set to appear at the tour's final show on November 10 in Oakland, but the quality of his recent album, 90059, warrants a tour of his own.
ScHoolboy Q Celebrates His Birthday By "Bumpin" His New Album
ScHoolboy Q has been teasing a new album now and again on Twitter throughout the year, but he never gives away too much info. Today was no different, as Q posted on Instagram, letting fans know he was 'bumpin' his new album to celebrate "H day," otherwise known as his own birthday.