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 CEO: "We Don't Stand Behind This RIAA BS"
Yesterday, the RIAA made a move toward modernization by incorporating streams into their certification process for giving out Gold and Platinum record awards. As a result, some albums from the previous year got a bump in their certification, including Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. You’d think that would be cause for celebration, but not so for Top Dawg Entertainment.
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.
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.
TDE Confirms New Isaiah Rashad Material For 2015
As evidenced by Jay Rock's latest project, TDE are generally a pretty consistent bunch, and one of their more recent additions, Isaiah Rashad proved his worth within the crew with his 2014 debut project, Cilvia Demo. The release order within the close-knit label can be hard to keep track of sometimes, especially when the individual members are consistently claiming next.
Review: Jay Rock's "90059"
Would you believe that Jay Rock has been signed to Top Dawg Entertainment for ten years? They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, and apparently TDE wasn’t either, because Anthony Tiffith and his group of MCs have been hacking at this hip hop thing for a while now.
Stream Jay Rock's "90059"
Most of you have probably already heard Jay Rock's new album, 90059. Considering just how many years we waited for a sophomore LP from the first TDE signee, it was hard to wait much longer once the album became available on iTunes. We we're actually searching for a stream for the album once it dropped, however it wasn't available immediately. Nonetheless, TDE has added it to Spotify now, so in case you were holding out for some reason, you can listen below.
10 Essential Jay Rock Tracks
Jay Rock has made quite the name for himself over the past few years with strong features alongside his peers Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and Schoolboy Q. Just recently, the California native released his second full-length album 90059, so what better time to look back at some of the essential tracks he's delivered throughout his tenure, both from that album and prior.
Isaiah Rashad Teases A New Project Coming Soon
Isaiah Rashad has been quiet since joining the Top Dawg family in 2013. Though there have been whispers of a collab with Ab-Soul, he's only released one project via TDE, Cilvia Demo EP in February 2014. But it appears that we'll be hearing more from him soon.
Is Jay Rock's "90059" Dropping Next Week?
Jay Rock has decided to take a unique approach with the release strategy for his sophomore album 90059. Instead of a concrete release date, Jay Rock & TDE are allowing the fans to determine when we’ll hear the long-awaited album by the amount of pre-orders it reaches on iTunes. Nevertheless, it looks like the goal must be really close to being reached, because a release date has just surfaced online tonight.
Jay Rock's "90059" Release Date Will Be Determined By The Number Of Pre-Orders
Pretty much every detail of Jay Rock's upcoming album, 90059, has been made available, but so far, the release date has been nowhere to be found. Today, Top Dawg has revealed the strategy behind this choice, revealing that the release date will be determined by the number of pre-orders they get for the album.
Album Cover & Tracklist Revealed For Jay Rock’s “90059”
It looks like we’re that much closer to hearing Jay Rock’s highly anticipated sophomore album 90059. Tonight, the project was made available for pre-order on iTunes, which ultimately shared the album’s cover art and official tracklisting as well.
Five Things We Want From Jay Rock's "90059"
With four singles and a highly dope 30-second studio snippet already out in the open, Jay Rock's sophomore album 90059 can't be lurking more than a couple months away. It's been four years since he dropped his 2011 debut album Follow Me Home.
Jay Rock Announces Album Title
Good news fam, Jay Rock’s long awaited sophomore album finally has a title. Taking to twitter Friday night, Jay Rock revealed that his highly anticipated album will be called 90059, the zip code to his L.A. hometown.
Ab-Soul's Album Is "Almost Done"
What's going on behind the scenes at TDE is always a mystery. Updates on album releases are generally given through cryptic and sometimes conflicting tweets from the various members, and Ab-Soul has taken his turn to share a piece of news today."My album's almost done..." he wrote on twitter, adding, "It's a love story".
ScHoolboy Q Says He's Dropping His Album "After Jay Rock" On Twitter
ScHoolboy Q has been uncharacteristically quiet since the release of his debut physical album, Oxymoron, last year, surprisingly not even making an appearance on Kendrick Lamar's recent album, To Pimp A Butterfly. The lack of features we've heard from Q may have something to do with his focus on a follow-up LP, which he briefly spoke on in a Twitter Q&A today.
An Analysis Of "Money Trees Deuce" Vs. "Money Trees"
After Kendrick Lamar delivered upon the immense anticipation surrounding his third album, To Pimp a Butterfly, the follow-up to 2012's game-changing good kid, M.A.A.D city, it looks like the next album out of the TDE camp will come from Jay Rock, who hasn't put out an LP since Summer 2011. Yesterday (June 2), we got Jay's first single of 2015, "Money Trees Deuce," which happens to be a sequel to a record on K-Dot's GKMC, one on which Jay Rock laid his most noteworthy verse ever.
Kendrick Lamar Shoots "Alright" Video In The Bay
After creating magic in Compton for the "King Kunta" video, K-Dot has gone to The Bay to shoot his latest visual. Following "i" and "King Kunta," the next To Pimp a Butterfly track to get a video will be "Alright," in which Kendrick goes to Treasure Island in the San Francisco Bay.
Ab-Soul Hints At Collaboration With Isaiah Rashad
Both Ab-Soul and Isaiah Rashad have been noticeably absent from our lives. TDE definitely embraces the motto, "quality over quantity," often taking their time between project releases. Since Soulo's These Days... and the accompanying tour, the rapper has laid low-key, however he took to his not-often-used Instagram last night to throw up a photo of himself and Isaiah Rashad, hinting at a collaboration to come. Isaiah Rashad has been equally absent since his debut, Cilvia Demo in 2014.
Who Had The Better Verse: Black Hippy (Group Edition)
After years of embarking on a grueling journey to stardom, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock finally made it. They came up from nothing and are now swimming in the pools of success. Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q both stunned with their respective albums and have forged lanes of their own as Cali's most talented artists. Ab-Soul and Jay Rock aren't lame duck emcees either and can tango with any of your favorite rappers. With the burgeoning development of Isaiah Rashad and SZA, TDE looks to stay on top for years to come.