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
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.