Top 5 Black Hippy Posse Cuts
At a 90059 listening party in LA over the weekend, Jay Rock revealed that the album would feature a brand new Black Hippy posse cut called "Vice City." There hasn't been such a collaboration since 2013's "U.O.E.N.O.
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.
TDE's YouTube Channel Has Been "Terminated" Due To Copyright Infringement
TDE hasn't had a very good week when it comes to copyright claims. Yesterday, news of a lawsuit over the image used on Kendrick Lamar's "The Blacker The Berry" artwork made the rounds, and today, it's been discovered that the label's YouTube page has been "terminated".
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.
Director X Explains Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta" Music Video
Toronto's Director X is now one of the most successful music video directors around. He's directed multiple Drake videos, as well as recent videos for T.I., Iggy Azalea, and Wiz Khalifa. His latest vid is Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta", and its some of his best work yet.
Kendrick Lamar Explains "The Blacker The Berry", "Mortal Man" & More
Yesterday, MTV released Part 1 of their interview with Kendrick Lamar, in which the Compton rapper revealed the meaning behind the To Pimp a Butterfly album title and the initial title of Tu Pimp a Caterpillar (acronym for Tupac).
Kendrick Lamar Reveals Meaning Behind "To Pimp A Butterfly" Album Title
To Pimp a Butterfly is still sitting at #1 on the charts, though two weeks after its release, Kendrick Lamar just shared some revelatory information about his most ambitious project to date. In an interview with MTV, Kendrick explains the original title of the album was Tu Pimp a Caterpillar, the initials of which spell out Tupac, who, of course, made an appearance on the album's final track "Mortal Man".
Six Kendrick Lamar Songs Make Billboard's Hot 100
Kendrick Lamar's latest album To Pimp a Butterfly has officially debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, giving K-Dot his first #1 album. Many of the album's tracks found their way onto the Billboard Hot 100 songs, as well. For the week of April 4, Kendrick had a total of six TPAB tracks on the 100 chart, including: "King Kunta", "The Blacker the Berry", "Alright", "Wesley's Theory", "These Walls", and "Institutionalized".
First Week Sales For Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"
Though Kendrick Lamar's latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, was supposed to be released yesterday (March 23), it came out a week early (March 16). Thus, TPAB's first week numbers are in, and the album has taken the top spot on the Billboard 100. According to HDD, To Pimp a Butterfly moved 318,988 copies in its first week. Those figures do not include streaming, so we'll alert you when those numbers come in.
Review: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"
After 2013’s wildly successful good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar had an opportunity that very few artists ever receive. For his third album, he could have continued to make tracks like the wavy “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”, the hook-laden “Fuckin’ Problem", or the festival-banging “m.A.A.d city”, and still had a top-selling album. But instead of recreating music that he’s already conquered, Kendrick set out to make the best work of art possible.
Quiz: Which TDE Rapper Are You?
Yesterday we tried out our first-ever quiz on the site, a la Buzzfeed, to find out how well you consumed Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly upon first listen.
A Track-By-Track Guide To Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"
Last night, Kendrick Lamar, or someone at Interscope, perhaps, released To Pimp a Butterfly a week ahead of its initial March 23 release date. Already the most anticipated album of the year, Kendrick's follow-up to Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City is unlike anything he's ever done, though it could've only come from the man himself.
Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Reverts Back To Pre-Order Status On iTunes [Update: iTunes Link Is Being Fixed]
Strange things have been happening with Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated To Pimp A Butterfly in the last 24 hours. First, the album became available to download (the clean version, mind you) on iTunes a week early, with a Spotify stream quickly following.
TDE Boss Blames The Early "To Pimp A Butterfly" Release On Interscope
Earlier tonight, Kendrick Lamar shocked the hip-hop world by releasing "To Pimp a Butterfly" a week ahead of the album's initial March 23 release date. We thought the early release was Kendrick's effort to beat the leakers, but according to TDE boss Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, the TDE camp was not on board.