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J. Cole Talks Career, Addictions and Kanye West with Angie Martinez

Almost as anticipated as album releases these days are the supporting sit-down interviews that give insight into the artist’s creative process and recent life happenings. The latest to take us into his mind is J.Cole who coincidentally was in Miami for Rolling Loud at the same time as his journalist of choice, Angie Martinez. Sitting […]

Most Talked About Hip Hop Videos

Rapper/Actor Donald ‘Childish Gambino’ Glover shook the music world this weekend with the release of his artistic yet brutally necessary video ‘This is America’. The beautiful melodic song grabs the viewers emotions as Glover dances through chaotic and shocking moments. With the wild success of his FX television show Atlanta, and his hilarious skits on […]

A Nike x TDE Capsule Collection Is On The Horizon

Just when we though TDE merch couldn’t get any better than a fire collab with Reigning Champ, Nike went along and upped the ante by announcing a new capsule collection alongside Top Dawg Entertainment. Advertisement Footwear and apparel will make up this nice set of gear, including the standout Nike Cortez Kenny III we saw […]

SZA Takes Karate Lessons From Kendrick Lamar In ‘Doves In The Wind’ Video

SZA is here to deliver another visual from her Grammy-nominated album, Ctrl. This time, the 27-year-old heads to the desert with TDE label mate Kendrick Lamar in her Nabil-directed “Doves In The Wind” video. The visual begins with SZA hiking through mountains in the desert alongside as the TDE headmaster transforms into his Kung Fu […]

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Damn’ Sales Increase 236% After Pulitzer Prize Win

Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn' Sales Increase After Pulitzer Prize Win

Kendrick Lamar’s latest album Damn. sold 1.1 million copies since its release last year. That album made him the first rapper to win the Pulitzer Prize. Billboard reports that the album’s sales has skyrocketed by 236%. Streams and song sales have also increased by 29% since K. Dot’s victory. Furthermore, on-demand streams of Damn. rose tracks […]

Kendrick Lamar, Drake and Cardi B Lead Billboard Nominations

Words by Jasmine Johnson Billboard has released their nominees for their annual Music Awards. Kendrick Lamar is the leading artist this year with over 15 nominations that includes: Top Artist, Top Male Artist, Top Selling Album and more. Drake is right behind him with nine nominations this year. Cardi B is the leading female artists […]

Kendrick Lamar Wins Pulitzer Prize for ‘Damn’ Album

It’s been a year and two days since Kendrick Lamar released his fourth album, Damn and the rapper is still making history with this project. On Monday afternoon, K. Dot was awarded the Pulitzer prize for the Grammy award-winning album. The Compton lyricist became the first rapper ever to receive the prestigious award. The Pulitzer is […]

Kendrick Lamar’s Rise To Stardom To Be Told In Forthcoming Biography

At the tender age of 30, with just four studio albums and twelve Grammy awards under his belt, the official biography of TDE sensation Kendrick Lamar is currently in motion thanks to Bandcamp Senior Editor and Pitchfork contributor Marcus J. Moore. On Thursday (Mar. 22), Moore took to Twitter and announced he has signed a deal […]

Kendrick Lamar Wants to Play a Super-Villian in the Next Black Panther Film

Words by Danielle Perry  Looks like Kendrick Lamar could add the title of acting to his ever-impressive resume. In an interview with BBC Radio-1 last Thursday, The Compton native shared that he would like to appear in the next Black Panther film. Not just a little cameo, either. Kung-Fu Kenny wants to play a super-villian […]

Kendrick Lamar’s BRIT Awards Performance Leaves Everyone Confused

After winning Best International Male Solo Artist, Kendrick Lamar faced some technical difficulties during his BRIT Awards performance on Wednesday, leaving audience members and viewers at home confused and concerned. Kendrick began his performance by lying on top of a glass box with a car inside, that eventually got smashed. As the music began, it […]

Common Talks Hip-Hop And Social Change: ‘It’s an evolving organism’

In a recent interview with the New York Times for their TimesTalks segment, Chi-Town emcee Common dropped insight surrounding topics such as his hip-hop career, influence on young black leadership, and hip-hop’s ability to encourage social change. Common is recognized as a Grammy award-winning musician who is a polished artist with soulful poetry who is […]

TDE Founder Sends 1,000 LA Kids To See Black Panther

Words by Comfort Nnana Kalu Black Panther hit the theaters this Thursday and it was a box office hit. Tickets have been scarce, as people have been rushing in droves to reserve and purchase their tickets. Top Dawg Entertainment founder, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith decided to make sure that the children of LA got a […]