Isaiah Rashad Talks Clarinet Skills, Overcoming Addiction, & "The Sun's Tirade"
Two days before Isaiah Rashad's debut album The Sun's Tirade, Rashad stopped by HNHH's New York office to chop it up.
Isaiah Rashad On The Breakfast Club
Today Isaiah Rashad officially dropped his proper studio debut on TDE, The Sun's Tirade, which follows up his Cilvia Demo EP from 2014. It's been a long road to get to this point, as Isaiah has opened up recently about struggling with a Xanax and alcohol addiction during the past two years, which almost got him dropped from the label.
Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Isaiah Rashad To Perform "Free Lunch" AT FYF Fest
Kendrick Lamar & Isaiah Rashad
Isaiah Rashad is the next member of the TDE roster to drop an album, so it was only right that Kendrick Lamar gave him some stage time at his FYF Festival performance this weekend. Rashad came out to perform his single, "Free Lunch," feeding off the energy of Kendrick's enthusiatic hype man role-playing, as he ferociously spat his bars. It was surely the introduction to Rashad to some of the more casual rap fans in the audience, and it's hard to believe they weren't convinced to look into the rapper when they got home that night.
Lance Skiiiwalker "All Stops" Video
The elusive Lance Skiiiwalker, the Chicago singer and producer who became the latest member of TDE in May, is back with a new track, "All Stops," which arrives with an accompanying music video. The video is directed by Dave Free, the President of TDE. He and Kendrick Lamar make up the TDE in-house visual team called The Little Homies.
Watch Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q Show Off Their Football Skills
Kendrick Lamar Feat. ScHoolboy Q
It looks like Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q are more than just amazing artists. On Wednesday, the TDE counterparts stopped by the LA Rams training camp in UC Irvine to show off their impressive football skills. With Q playing quarterback, Kendrick Lamar lines up in the slot & run a nice route to catch a pretty impressive pass from the Blank Face rapper. Who knew K Dot could run such crisp & clean routes? Check out the hilariously-awesome videos above (and below).
ScHoolboy Q On The Breakfast Club
ScHoolboy Q keeps the press surrounding Blank Face LP coming, his latest interview being one with The Breakfast Club trio. He's obviously hip to the trends, as Charlamagne Tha God reveals he walked in playing PokemonGo, "I'm tryna catch 'em," he says.
ScHoolboy Q Feat. Kanye West "THat Part" Video
ScHoolboy Q Feat. Kanye West
A couple of days after finally sharing the release date to his upcoming album, Schoolboy Q has shared the video to last month's single, "THat Part," featuring Kanye West. The track follows April's "Groovy Tony" as the second single to appear on the forthcoming Oxymoron follow-up.
Ab-Soul Previews New Music In The Studio
Top Dawg CEO Anthony Tiffith is the internet's main source of news for all things TDE. Last year, he teased Jay Rock's album before it came out with possibly the greatest studio video snippet of all-time. Last night, Tiffith hit the studio with all of TDE to listen to Ab-Soul's new project, which is apparently 99% done, and posted a clip of the session to Instagram.
Jay Rock, Ab-Soul & Isaiah Rashad Give Back To The People Of Skid Row
It's no secret that TDE is one of the most charitable labels in hip-hop. Around Christmastime, the entire roster headed to the Nickerson Garden Projects in Watts, where both Jay Rock and Anthony Tiffith (the CEO) grew up, for the label's annual holiday concert and toy giveaway.
Jay Rock & Glasses Malone Team Up For "Project Hero" Vlog
Jay Rock Feat. Glasses Malone
TDE is about to have a monster 2016, with four new projects on the way, but while we wait for all of them, the camp continues to roll out the vlog clips in the meantime.
Kendrick Lamar "U / For Sale?" (God Is Gangsta)
Kendrick Lamar is closing out his biggest year yet with two new music videos packed into one, under the guise of "God is Gangsta," a short film. The short film spans just under 10 minutes, and finds two different directors pairing up for either record.
TDE's Annual Concert & Toy Giveaway Recap
Top Dawg Entertainment gave back to the community that raised them this year, with their second annual concert and toy giveaway, just in time for Christmas. The event went down at the Nickerson Gardens Projects in Watts, and today TDE has released a recap video. Not only did TDE give toys, shoes and food to those in need, they put on a great show, with Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolBoy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SZA and Isaiah Rashad all taking the stage, as well as surprise performances from Big Sean, Ty Dolla $ign, Glasses Malone and more.
Jay Rock Talks Getting Pranked By Kendrick, "90059," & What's Next For TDE
Currently in the midst of the Kunta Groove Sessions tour with Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock took the time to sit down with HNHH correspondent Baker in DC to discuss TDE moves and 90059, which has indisputably been one of the best rap albums to come out in 2015.
Jay Rock "90059" Documentary
For a minute, there was some confusion around the release of Jay Rock's 90059, with the LP sitting in somethong of a pre-release purgatory. This weekend, Top Dawg finally pulled the trigger on the album, announcing a September 11th release. With the drop date in sight, TDE has released a short documentary on the making of the album today, interviewing Rock about the project.
Jay Rock "90059" Video
Earlier in the month, we heard the ferocious title track from Jay Rock's upcoming 90059 album, the title a reference to his zip code. After an exclusive listening party this weekend, TDE's most underrated member has shared the ambitious new video for the track, which opens with a SZA-helmed number, as the singer drives a restrained Rock through the neighborhood, and eventually to the video's next scene, where the titular track begins.
Jay Rock Previews New Music In The Studio
We still don't have any solid details on Jay Rock's long-delayed album, but with two immensely promising tracks being shared in the past few months ("Gumbo" and "Money Trees Deuce"), we can only hope that it's actually on track for a 2015 release. Adding fuel to the fire is a video showing Rock in the studio playing new music, recently shared by TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith on his Twitter.
Kendrick Lamar "King Kunta" BTS Video
Kendrick Lamar's "King Kunta" video is unquestionably one of the best of the year thus far, showing Kendrick in his natural environment while rapping one of the most powerful songs on To Pimp A Butterfly. Today, TDE gives us a chance to go behind the scenes of the Compton shoot.
Watch Kendrick Lamar's Entire Mobile Concert In HD
After dropping To Pimp a Butterfly, Kendrick asked all his Twitter followers to meet him at 9pm at an unspecified Hollywood address. The lucky fans who flocked to Kendrick ended up being treated to a mobile concert, in which Kendrick performed TPAB songs atop a moving truck. The concert was both a 5K run through the streets of Hollywood and the first live introduction to Kendrick's latest album .
Kendrick Lamar Breaks Down Tracks From "To Pimp A Butterfly"
In case you aren't in Kendrick overload yet, here's one more piece of content. Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly is dense to say the least, and who better to break down the records off the album than the man who wrote them? K. Dot sat down with MTV recently for a two-part video where he discusses some of the tracks on the politically-minded album.
Kendrick Lamar "King Kunta" Video (BTS)
Kendrick Lamar's new album, To Pimp A Butterfly, is quite a piece of music, but there isn't much on it that immediately screams "single". "King Kunta" is about the closest it comes, and naturally, it's the record Lamar has decided to push next. Today, we've been given a look at what the rapper has planned for his groovy DJ Quik-esque record, and it seems like it'll be something of a love letter to Compton.