Tinashe, DeJ Loaf, SZA, & More Cover "Killing Me Softly"
Tinashe, SZA & DeJ Loaf
Composed in 1971, "Killing Me Softly" has been capturing imaginations and hearts for nearly 50 years. Popularized by Roberta Flack and Lauryn Hill, the song is featured The New York Times, a collaboration between Tinashe, SZA, Dej Loaf, Empress Of, Abra, Jean Deaux, and Lord Narf.
D.R.A.M. Feat. SZA "Caretaker" Video
D.R.A.M. Feat. SZA
D.R.A.M. and TDE's lady SZA came together for a loving duet, "Caretaker," that appeared on D.R.A.M.'s recent Gahdamn! EP. Today the VA singer drops off the official music video for the extended version of the collaboration. The video consists of live footage of the two performing the song, and it opens with D.R.A.M. giving us a little behind-the-scenes before he hits the stage.
SZA "Where I'm From" Short Documentary
Over the past few weeks, Jay Z's Life + Times site has been putting out short documentaries on young artists in a series called "Where I'm From." So far, illustrious producers Hit-Boy and DJ Mustard have been profiled, and now SZA, TDE's first lady, has gotten one. Watch it above.
SZA "Julia/Tender" Video
SZA's been on a roll this week.
Kendrick Lamar Joins SZA To Perform "Babylon" At Red Bull Studios
SZA recently performed a private show at Red Bull Studios, showcasing some music from her Z project. The singer brought out a couple of notable guests during her set, with Mac Miller coming out to play guitar on "UR", and Kendrick Lamar delivering his verse from "Babylon".
SZA & Kendrick Lamar Perform "Babylon" At Red Bull Studios
SZA Feat. Kendrick Lamar
On Tuesday night, SZA brought her Z EP to life during a private show at Red Bull Studios in L.A. TDE’s first lady performed the project in full alongside some special guests including Mac Miller, and Kendrick Lamar, who joined her for the first performance of their collab “Babylon.”
SZA On The Breakfast Club
When SZA first inked a deal with Top Dawg Entertainment, not much was known about the New Jersey singer. Now that she's released her debut on TDE, Z, she's also been getting some press giving us a look at who she is.
SZA Feat. Isaiah Rashad "Warm Winds" Video
SZA Feat. Isaiah Rashad
SZA's new album Z wasn't jam-packed with features, although TDE label mates Isaiah Rashad and Kendrick Lamar made an appearance in some of the few featured tracks. Isaiah Rashad appeared on the soft "Warm Winds" where he sang along with SZA. Today the songstress reveals the official music video for "Warm Winds" which is a bit low-fi, as she opts to use found footage mixed in with hazy clips of herself and Rashad out in an empty field.
SZA Breaks Down "Babylon"
SZA's new album Z has been in our ears for a few days now, since releasing the LP on iTunes on April 8th. The 10-track offering contains a single featuring Kendrick Lamar, "Babylon." Talking to Life + Times blog for their "Decoded" series, the TDE first lady discusses the record and how it came together.
Isaiah Rashad & SZA Perform "Ronnie Drake" At Fader Fort
Isaiah Rashad Feat. SZA
Just like every other artist in the game this week, Isaiah Rashad and SZA are down in Austin, Texas for SXSW. Hitting the stage over at the Fader Fort, the latest TDE signees performed their collab "Ronnie Drake", coming off Isaiah's recently-released Cilvia Demo EP. Not the most lively of crowds however. Light one up, and vibe out to the performance above.
Isaiah Rashad Feat. SZA "Heavenly Father" Video
Isaiah Rashad Feat. SZA
Isaiah Rashad dropped his Cilvia Demo earlier this year, and while it had considerably less hype around it compared to his TDE labelemate ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron project, it was certainly just as solid if not moreso. Rashad has released one of the EP's highlights in visual form, joined by TDE's other recent signee, SZA. The beautifully shot video finds the rapper performing on a snowy stage to an empty venue, as well as following him through other settings.
Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, & Jay Rock Perform At iTunes Festival (Full Set)
We've seen footage of Jay Z and Kanye West tearing it up at SXSW, but while all that was going down, Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad, and SZA were putting in work at the iTunes festival. Despite the absence of Ab-Soul, the TDE crew put on quite a show with the majority of the 52 minute runtime showcasing ScHoolboy Q, who performed plenty of tracks from his recent #1 album, Oxymoron.
SZA "Babylon" Video
We know SZA has been prepping two projects, either of which would serve as her debut effort on the Top Dawg label. However, the songstress has been relatively quiet lately, perhaps allowing room for TDE's ScHoolboy Q to drop his Oxymoron and put all focus on him. Today the soft-voiced songstress returns with a brand new visual for her DJ Dahi-produced track "Bablyon", which is a taste of her forthcoming Z EP. The visual comes with the news that Z will arrive on April 8th.
ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, SZA & Isaiah Rashad Talk "Oxymoron"
ScHoolboy Q Feat. Kendrick Lamar, SZA & Isaiah Rashad
We've obviously heard a lot on the album Oxymoron from the man behind it, ScHoolboy Q, however for this video from Google Play, we get to hear from other TDE signees, Kendrick Lamar, SZA and Isaiah Rashad on the new album and Q himself. Each artist discusses their relationship with Q and their interpretation of Oxymoron, while Puffy Q also provides his own narration on the album's sound and his past life before he rose to fame.
Isaiah Rashad & SZA Talk Upcoming Projects
Isaiah Rashad Feat. SZA
TDE's Isaiah Rashad and SZA discuss their respective upcoming projects. Rashad has "Cilvia" dropping shortly and SZA is working on her "Z" EP. The two also discuss Kendrick Lamar's Grammy nominations and his performance at the event. The Grammys go down tomorrow, Sunday January 27th.Check out Isaiah Rashad & SZA Talk Upcoming Projects, the latest visual from Isaiah Rashad, released on Saturday, January 25th, 2014. Isaiah Rashad continues to impress with each new leak, and Isaiah Rashad & SZA Talk Upcoming Projects is no exception.
SZA Feat. 50 Cent "Teen Spirit (Remix)" Video
SZA Feat. 50 Cent
A week or two ago 50 Cent tweeted that he had a track with TDE's new signee SZA. It never surfaced at that time, but now it has, in visual form. Fif has hopped on SZA's "Teen Spirit" for a remix and add not one but two verses over the slow joint. We haven't heard Fif rap in a long minute, how's he sound?
Isaiah Rashad Feat. SZA "Ronnie Drake" Video
Isaiah Rashad Feat. SZA
The two TDE signees recently dropped this collaborative track, "Ronnie Drake," and return today with the visual for it. Watch the black, white and red video, directed by Fredo Tovar & Scott Fleishman.Peep Isaiah Rashad Feat. SZA "Ronnie Drake" Video, the latest visual from Isaiah Rashad. It dropped on Friday, November 22nd, 2013. Isaiah Rashad's odds keep getting better with each new leak, and Isaiah Rashad Feat. SZA "Ronnie Drake" Video will undoubtedly improve his chances of winning.
SZA "Ice Moon" Video
SZA returns to her self-released EP "S" with a new visual for one of the tracks off the project, "Ice Moon." SZA visits a forest and chills in the trees and the water in the visual. The first lady of TDE is currently prepping her next project "Z."Watch SZA "Ice Moon" Video, the latest video from SZA, which dropped on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013. SZA's horizons are broadening with each new release, and SZA "Ice Moon" Video is no exception. It's a worthy addition to a catalogue that has seen much growth since SZA stepped foot in the rap game. We're looking forward to hearing more.
SZA Debuts New Music At FADER Fort
TDE's female singer, SZA, debuted new music while performing at The FADER Fort recently. The song is called "Child's Play," check out footage above. No word on if this'll be on SZA's upcoming EP "Z."Watch SZA Debuts New Music At FADER Fort, the latest video from SZA, which dropped on Monday, October 21st, 2013. SZA's horizons are broadening with each new release, and SZA Debuts New Music At FADER Fort is no exception. It's a worthy addition to a catalogue that has seen much growth since SZA stepped foot in the rap game. We're looking forward to hearing more.
SZA "Teen Spirit" Video
The first lady of TDE, SZA, decides to release her music video for "Teen Spirit." The song, produced by WondaGurl, will live on SZA's upcoming "Z" EP.Stream SZA "Teen Spirit" Video, the latest video from SZA, which dropped on Thursday, October 10th, 2013. SZA's odds keep getting better with each new leak, and SZA "Teen Spirit" Video will undoubtedly improve his chances of winning. It's a worthy addition to a respectable catalogue that has seen a lot of growth since SZA debuted in this game. We're looking forward to the follow-up.