By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Top Dawg Entertainment (T.D.E.) is planning a huge 2014 and promises us six, yes six, albums from the roster that includes Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and SZA.
The label’s C.E.O., Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, tweeted the news yesterday, writing, “WE RAN 2013 WITH OUT DROPPING 1 ALBUM. I WONDER WUTS GONE HAPPEN IN 2014 WHEN I DROP 6.. THEY NOT READY 4 THIS #TDE #HiiiPoWeR TAKE OVER.”
ScHoolboy Q will drop his Oxymoron album at the top of the year and there have been rumors that Black Hippy will release a crew album. As for the other releases? Perhaps newcomers SZA or Isaiah Rashad will release something and maybe we’ll even get a sophomore LP from Kendrick Lamar.
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) December 22, 2013
Despite not releasing one album in 2013, TDE enjoyed a stellar year. Kendrick Lamar was nominated for seven awards and was just recently announced as a performer at the annual awards show with Imagine Dragons.
Black Hippy and TDE slayed the 2013 BET Awards cypher, making it one of the night’s hottest moments. Rounding off the year, K. Dot was also dubbed ’Rapper Of The Year’ by fashion bible GQ. Later, Top and T.D.E. would rescind support for the cover story for what they deemed were racial overtones.