The thirst is real. And in the case of Kendrick Lamar‘s unreleased “Untitled” records, it appears to be impacting everyone – even LeBron James. The Cleveland Cavalier took to Twitter recently and publicly begged the founder and CEO of TDE, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith aka Dangeroo Kipawaa, to unleash the songs once and for all after witnessing K.Dot’s powerful performance at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards – a legendary night in which the West Coast MC won five of 11 nominations and led to sales of his latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, reportedly increasing by a whopping 411% throughout the week that followed.
“Yo @dangerookipawaa after that @kendricklamar Grammy performance, you have to release those untitled tracks asap!!! What’s up? Talk to me,” pleaded the NBA superstar, to which a seemingly-persuaded Top Dawg responded, “Dam my n***a u on my head 2…The fans been killing me. Y’all just backed me in a corner..Give me a few days 2 think.”
Kendrick himself provided a bit of insight regarding the records – and more specifically, his decision to perform them on various late-night shows – during an interview with 2DopeBoyz earlier this month. “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. But I think probably close to 10 songs that I’m in love with that I’ll still play and still perform that didn’t make the cut.” Perhaps we’ll end up getting our hands on them after all.