News: Top Dawg On Kendrick Lamar's Long-Awaited New LP: "Be Patient"
Friday, Mar 21, 2014 3:50PM
After recent news of Kendrick Lamar's highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d city coming together, Top Dawg Entertainment's Anthony Tiffith has provided an update for diehard fans.
Although he still would not pencil in an exact date, the TDE head promised projects from his camp, including K. Dot's LP, were in the pipeline.
"@justsza Z 4.8.14, @abdashsoul ,@jayrock and @kendricklamar coming soon be patient...#TDE #0XYMORON #CilviaDemo OUT NOW!," Top Dawg tweeted March 20. (Top Dawg's Twitter)
Last month, Tiffith said the long-awaited LP would arrive in September.
In 2014, TDE hopes to lock and load its most ambitious slate of releases: Rashad and the label's first nonrap signing, New Jersey-based female singer-songwriter SZA, will be coming with albums, as will original team members Jay Rock and Ab-Soul. Tiffith indicates that TDE is planning to release a new Lamar album this coming September, too. (Billboard)
Recently, Lamar revealed the only collaboration he wanted involved singer Erykah Badu.
"Who will you collaborate with in the future? I'm really tight on collaborations, I always say Erykah Badu, that's it for now, that's always in the back of my mind. (I-D Vice)
Instead of complaining, K. Dot recently congratulated Macklemore for dominating the "Rap" category at the Grammys.
"It's well deserved; he did what he did, man," Kendrick said. "He went out there and hustled and grinded. Everything happens for a reason; the universe comes back around, that's how it go." While Kendrick may have grounds to feel snubbed, he's hardly the first rapper to come up empty; hip-hop legends such as Snoop Dogg and Nas have been snubbed numerous times. "I definitely feel like they should always have more of the culture up in there, for sure, because we definitely stand out just like any other genre," Kendrick said when asked if he thought the Grammys undervalued hip-hop (XXL Mag)