Black Hippy’s Album Could Be Coming Sooner Than You Think

TDE co-president Dave Free tells Billboard a 2014 Black Hippy album is likely.

If you ask the four members of Black Hippy when the group’s debut album is coming out, you’ll most likely get four different answers.

If you ask Top Dawg Entertainment co-president Dave Free he believes the long-awaited collaboration album between Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock will most likely be released sometime this year, according to an interview he gave to Billboard.

Free wasn’t quoted directly in the article, but he and TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith spoke with the mag about the label’s upcoming releases. In December, Tiffith hinted that he plans to drop six albums on the label. In January, TDE released Isaiah Rashad’s debut Cilvia Demo independently and on Tuesday dropped Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron through Interscope.

“Today is probably more important than when good kid, m.A.A.d city came out,” Free told the magazine. “This is our proving ground to show the world that wasn’t a fluke — that TDE isn’t just one artist. Kendrick isn’t the only one in our stable that’s going to blow up.”

SZA, the label’s first female artist, has her LP slated to come out this year and Tiffith hinted to the mag that he expects Kendrick to drop his next album in September as well.