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's first lady, SZA, lived up to the crazy levels of hype that came with her signing with her great Z EP, and since that dropped in April, she's kept her reign going strong by touring and dropping a few one-off tracks.
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.
As promised, Kendrick Lamar comes through this morning with his new single "i." Starting out with a skit heralding Kendrick as a rapper-slash-writer, the record soon turns into an upbeat, somewhat jazzy affair, with definite radio potential. K.
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.
Ab-Soul's new album These Days... just started streaming today, and after one listen, "Just Have Fun" has emerged as a highlight. Though the album is filled with high-profile features, it's on this track that Soulo's skills shine the hardest.
SZA debuted "Child's Play" live at the Fader Fort last year at SXSW, and now we finally have the official audio.
Since then, she's scored a verse from Chance The Rapper, who actually harmonizes with SZA for the final chorus following his 16.
We haven't heard from Asaad in a minute. Last we did, he was accusing Pusha T of ripping off his song title "God Flow" after the GOOD Music rapper released "New God Flow" with Kanye West. Apparently this all happened after Asaad sent King Push a mixtape, which featured the song in question.
Blue The Misfit is a Dallas based producer/rapper, who happens to have been behind the boards on Kendrick Lamar's "P & P".
He's now scored a feature from K.Dot on his own track, under a heavily distorted and chopped and screwed veil. It's certainly difficult to pick Kendrick out of the mix.
Today we're treated to some previously unreleased music from TDE spitters Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar. While anticipation for Oxymoron is at an all-time high (or perhaps not, because: leak), we're turning things to the most underrated member of Black Hippy, Jay Rock.
ScHoolboy Q just previewed Oxymoron live on HOT 97. While we were hoping to hear the full album, it turned out that only one new song was played. That song happened to be the Raekwon-assisted "Blind Threats", which you can now listen to in anticipation of the album dropping next week.
TDE's new signee, Isaiah Rashad gets together with rising Chicago songwriter Jean Deaux on a new track from his upcoming Cilvia project. Rashad shows his versatility by switching up his delivery from the first to second verse, while Jean handles the hook.