The Diamond Lane crew is going hard today, with Problem about to drop a mixtape this afternoon, and now a loose joint from Bad Lucc. This one serves as a reminder that Diamond Lane is prepping a compilation album, titled Diamond Lane America, due out this spring.
TDE President Punch continues to drop music that does his acclaimed-label justice. "25," his latest solo record, finds him addressing big issues within his community and out. It's a timely release that warrants more than one listen.
TDE President Punch may be more widely recognized for heading one of the most successful independent hip-hop records on the planet, but, as he's shown time and time again, he's actually a pretty dope emcee in his own right.
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music.
Underrated Audio aims to provide you with some dope looks from the last seven days that flew under most peoples' radars. While they may have received front-page placement on HNHH, they didn't get as many views as they deserve, so we shine a little more light on them right here.
TDE sports a pretty enviable roster of emcees, and while Black Hippy and new signees Isaiah Rashad and SZA are all pretty high profile acts at this point, it's lesser known that label president Punch is now to spit a verse here and there.
When people think TDE, they think Black Hippy, but Terrence "Punch" Henderson is the man behind the scenes. The co-president's role involves both business and music, handling the general operations of the company as well as seeking out producers and artists that catch his interest.