Kendrick Lamar and ScHoolboy Q cover the new edition of Billboard in honor of the release of Q's new album, Oxymoron. The story focuses on the ascent of Top Dawg Entertainment, the homegrown rap label that incubated Lamar and Q before entering into a partnership with Interscope. But buried in the story is a nugget about Lamar's new album.
According to writer Matt Diehl, TDE boss Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith indicated that the label is gearing up to drop Kendrick's next album—his third ever and second on Interscope—this coming September. Of course, any fan of rap knows that release dates—especially one as speculative as this—are written in pencil, but the prospect of hearing the good kid, m.A.A.d city follow-up this year is still tantalizing.
In the meantime, it seems like TDE will be putting out plenty of music to hold us over. TDE is planning to drop albums from longtime label members Ab-Soul and Jay Rock, full-lengths from new signees Isiah Rashad and SZA and teased the possibility of Black Hippy's debut. It's a plan for domination that, as Kendrick told Fuse last summer, has been long in the works.