March 1, 2016


Top Dawg Entertainment Shares Release Schedule: New Kendrick Lamar Soon?

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Josh Brasted/FilmMagic

Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Tiffith posted a tentative release schedule for his label on Instagram. The image is captioned, “Sh-t about to get nasty real soon… I told y’all I got y’all in 2016 #TDE.” Find the image below.

Tiffith lists his label’s artists and their current status. For example, Schoolboy Q is busy clearing samples while Isaiah Rashad and SZA are at the “3rd” and “4th” stage. The prospective schedule also lists two new unknown signees. 

Kendrick Lamar is also on the list, accompanied by: “??? (get Top on the phone).” Interestingly, under possible 2017 releases is listed “BH” — probably alluding to Black Hippy, the hip-hop supergroup featuring Kendrick, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock.

In an interview originally for and later extended on 2 Dope Boyz, Lamar admits that there are number of songs that didn’t make To Pimp a Butterfly that he’s been playing on late night TV shows:

“You see all these performances on these late night shows. I got a chamber of material from the album that I was in love where sample clearances or something as simple as a deadline kept it off the album.”