Isaiah Rashad Reveals Cover Art For Upcoming Album "The Sun's Tirade"
This afternoon, Isaiah Rashad rather quietly dropped off a new leak from his upcoming album.
Behind The Beat: Sounwave
“Mustard on the beat, ho!!!” “DJ Esco... The coolest DJ in the world!” *Repeats first beat of the song four times* “If young Metro don’t trust you, I’mma shoot you…”
RetcH Says He Signed To TDE
UPDATE: It seems that RetcH was either trolling or was woefully misled, as TDE President Dave Free has gone on Twitter to deny the rumors of the New Jersey rapper signing to his label. He tweeted at a certain TDE employee and asked him to "stop letting people wear the TDE chain," as this is the "2nd time these false stories hit the net" -- the first time being a similar situation with Chicago's Kembe X, whom had been rumored of signing to TDE after he was seen donning the same chain in June.
TDE Confirms Ab-Soul's Album Is Finished, Jay Rock's 80% Complete
A few days ago, Isaiah Rashad, the lone Southern member of TDE, confirmed that his debut album -- the follow-up to 2014's Cilvia Demo EP -- will be the label's next project, set to drop on Sept. 2. After Rashad, the LA powerhouse will continue to churn out projects, as TDE President Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith revealed today that Ab-Soul recently turned in the final mixes for his next album.
Isaiah Rashad Confirms Album Release Date
Isaiah Rashad left a date at the end of the his new video for Free Lunch -- 09.02.16 -- confirming that he will release his debut album on September 2nd.
TDE President Shares Mysterious Release Date
Earlier this year, TDE CEO Top Dawg suggested that at least 6 projects would be released by the label in 2016, one from each of its signees, as well as the possibility of music from two unnamed artists (one later revealed to be Lance Skiiiwalker). So far, TDE has dropped Kendrick Lamar's untitled, unmastered and ScHoolboy Q's Blank Face LP, meaning there's a whole lot more to come in the second half of the year.
ScHoolboy Q Shares "Blank Face" World Tour Dates
Beginning at the end of August, ScHoolboy Q will tour the world in support of his new album, Blank Face LP, which dropped earlier this month. He just let loose all the dates on his social media accounts, and what a jam-packed latter half of the year it shall be for the Hoover Street rapper. There are a total of 63 dates on the tour, which kicks off in Indianapolis on August 30. He then goes throughout most of the U.S., barely taking a day off, and on November 3, he'll fly across the world to New Zealand for the first of six shows in Oceania.
ScHoolboy Q's "Blank Face LP" By The Numbers
ScHoolboy Q's Blank Face LP is the kind of album that requires multiple listens, and close listens at that, the kind where you are really doing nothing else besides listening to the music-- that's actually a difficult feat in today's day and age of millennial constantly-wired-multi-taskers.
#TBT: Early ScHoolboy Q
ScHoolboy Q benefited early in his career from his association with Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul. The fearsome foursome known as Biack Hippy cultivated a supportive yet competitive atmosphere, not unlike that of sports team (possibly the Spurs), that pushed Q, the last member to join, to great heights. Look where he is now; his new album Blank Face LP is one of the best albums of the year to date.
ScHoolboy Q's "Blank Face LP" (Review)
"Every album I was dropping from Setbacks, to Habits, to Oxy, everybody was like, 'What's the album about?' It's like bruh, can I drop it first?"
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's Pursuit Of Happiness
1) Last Halloween, ScHoolboy Q dressed up as a giant blunt and outfitted his dog Big Groove in a Batman costume. BluntBoy Q and Batgroove.
Stream Schoolboy Q's "Blank Face" LP
It’s been a couple years since we last received a full length project from Schoolboy Q, but thankfully that streak ends here today. With the clock striking midnight, Q’s long-awaited sophomore album, Blank Face, was just made available for purchase on iTunes.
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.
By The Numbers: Kendrick Lamar's "Section.80" 5 Years Later
Kendrick Lamar earned himself a passionate following through his many mixtape releases, and later found huge critical acclaim through the release of his two densely conceptual major label releases, good kid, MAAD city, and To Pimp A Butterfly, but for many, it all began with Section.80, the rapper's first retail release through Top Dawg Entertainment, and in many ways, the blueprint for his later work. That project was released July 2nd 2011, or in other words, 5 years ago today.
TDE Is Going On Tour After Album Releases
At the beginning of the year, TDE prez Dave Free revealed that four of the imprint's artists would release an album in 2016: ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, and SZA. Friday afternoon, Anthony Tiffith, who has been a reliable and forthcoming source regarding all things TDE, asserted that the label will be touring as a group once these albums have been released.
Schoolboy Q Says His Label “Made Him” Put Miguel & Justin Skye Collab “Overtime” On New Album
On Wednesday night, TDE & Schoolboy Q held a private listening party in NYC for Q’s sophomore album Blank Face, which was being hosted by Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg. While running through the records, Q decided to be brutally honest about some of the song choices & collaborations, claiming the label “made him” put a couple of the features on there in hopes for another successful single like 2014’s “Studio” with BJ The Chicago Kid.
ScHoolboy Q Announces "Groovy Tony Pit Stops" Tour Dates
ScHoolboy Q will be visiting a few major American hubs following the release of his highly anticipated album, Blank Face LP, on July 8th. The rapper has shared a flyer today with a string of tour dates, kicking off the day after his album drops in San Francisco. From there, Groovy Q will head to Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, DC, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston. Sorry Canada. Hopefully we'll see a larger tour announcement to follow, but for now, peep all the cities and dates on the "Groovy Tony Pit Stop" tour above.