Jay Rock Recovering From Surgery And "Doing Fine"
While most us were trying to keep tabs on the Grammys last night, we received some horrible news from the TDE camp that Jay Rock had been in a motorcycle accident. At the time, the TDE CEO Anthony Tiffith tweeted that he was hurt "pretty bad" but he wasn't near death-- there were "a lot of broken bones" though.
TDE President Dave Free Responds To Jay Electronica's Kendrick Diss, Jay Claps Backs
Over the weekend, things took a turn for the strange when Jay Electronica's Periscope stream resulted in a diss against Kendrick Lamar (and a threat to slap 50 Cent). At first it didn't really seem like Jay Elect was dissing Kendrick, in fact he appeared to be defending him against his fans, before later alleging Kendrick's his son.
Jay Rock Severely Injured In "Bad" Motorcycle Accident
While Kendrick Lamar was busy tearing the stage down at the 58th annual Grammy’s Monday night, his fellow TDE counterpart, Jay Rock, was unfortunately involved in a “bad accident” on his motorcycle. Taking to twitter Monday night, TDE president Top Dawg tweeted out, "Pray 4 @jayrock he had a bad accident on his motorcycle.. He's hurt pretty bad...” While no other information has been released at the moment, we’ll definitely keep you posted as more on this surfaces. Prayers up for Jay Rock.
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.
TDE CEO Previews New ScHoolboy Q Music On Instagram
ScHoolboy Q's new album has been finished for a few months now, and we know it'll be one of four TDE albums to drop in 2016. Finally, it looks like TDE is ready to share ScHoolboy's new music with the people.
Freddie Gibbs May Be Going After Isaiah Rashad
Freddie Gibbs made headlines recently for stating in an interview that he considers himself on the same level as artists like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar. Whether or not you agree with him, Reddit user SaucyMustard has pointed out that Gangsta Gibbs may be subtly calling out TDE artist Isaiah Rashad in an Instagram post this morning.
President Barack Obama Met With Kendrick Lamar In The White House
Buzzfeed recently hosted White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett on their podcast “Another Round,” and she revealed a recent guest the White House welcomed: Kendrick Lamar.
TDE President Promises Four New Albums This Year
Top Dawg Entertainment had a strong year in 2015, releasing two fantastic albums in Jay Rock’s 90059 and Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. Don’t ever think that they’ll take a minute to rest on their laurel’s though.
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.
TDE Announces 2nd Annual Holiday Concert & Toy Giveaway
TDE is returning to Watts, L.A. for the label's 2nd annual holiday concert and toy giveaway. As with the inaugural event last year, the festivities will be held in the Nickerson Gardens Projects, where both Jay Rock and TDE CEO Anthony Tiffith grew up. The free concert will go from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM on December 22 and will be open to the public.
TDE Trolls Fans With Footage Of "Fight" Between Kendrick Lamar & ScHoolboy Q
Today some reports/rumors have been circulating that a fight went down between Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q. The details surrounding the fight are sparse, but when a twitter use asked TDE's CEO about it, he brushed it off as a "family disagreement."
Jay Rock Announces "90059" Tour
As only two dates remain on Kendrick Lamar's "Kunta's Groove Sessions" tour, another TDE rapper, Jay Rock, has announced an imminent tour of his own. Rock has performed at a handful of Kendrick's "Groove Sessions," and he's set to appear at the tour's final show on November 10 in Oakland, but the quality of his recent album, 90059, warrants a tour of his own.
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.
Isaiah Rashad Confirms Debut Album Dropping In 2015
Isaiah Rashad has released a frustratingly small amount of music after he dropped his critically acclaimed EP Cilvia Demo at the top of 2014. Last night on Instagram, he revealed some exciting news -- his debut album is coming before the end of the year.
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.
Jay Rock Sets Release Date For "90059"
Jay Rock has finally given his upcoming album, 90059, an official release date. We had a feeling the date was just around the corner, and Rock just confirmed that 90059 will be out next Friday, on September 11. 9-11 #90059