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Kendrick Lamar’s Video Shows 5 Years In 2 Minutes

The same day his friend and former label-mate Ab-Soul releases his first album in over six years, Kendrick Lamar steps forth with the latest music video from this year's Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers. The short-notice release is for "Count Me Out," the opening from the second half of... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Details The Deeper Meanings In His We Cry Together Song

Kendrick Lamar's 2022 double album Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers is filled with poignant moments and personal revelations. Songs like "Auntie Diaries" and "Mother I Sober" examine unconscious bias and the generational effects of abuse, respectively. "Father Time" revisits the complicated lessons Kendrick learned from his father while growing... Read more

Kendrick Lamar Declares War On Hip-Hop’s Top 5 MCs

One week ago Kendrick Lamar made a rare and bold statement about his upcoming album while providing some significant news. “As I produce my final TDE album, I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years. The Struggles. The Success. And most importantly,... Read more

Where TDE Ranks Among Hip-Hop’s Greatest Record Labels

Kendrick Lamar made a rare and significant announcement in the last week: his upcoming album would be his last with Top Dawg Entertainment. For more than a decade, Kendrick has been TDE's flagship artist. He is even a part-owner in the record label responsible for taking SZA, ScHoolboy Q, Jay... Read more

Jay Rock’s Video Shows Him As A Street Fighter Who Plays No Games

Jay Rock's third album Redemption has been one of Hip-Hop's most heralded albums of the last month, and his videos are living up to the quality of the tracks they represent. The TDE mainstay MC is keeping that visual train moving with the release of his video for Redemption's straightforward... Read more

TDE Has Made The Funniest Concert Promo Video Of All-Time

Top Dawg Entertainment is taking its whole show on the road the 2018 Championship Tour. In January, TDE announced cross-country US dates for May and June. At the time, Kendrick Lamar had not yet won a historic Pulitzer Prize for Musical Composition (the first ever going to an artist outside... Read more

Kendrick Lamar’s Complex Cover Story Breaks Down What A Guest Verse Will Cost Ya

To coincide with their new relaunch, Complex.com shared its August/September cover story, with Kendrick Lamar. The event follows a Monday morning that perhaps featured some GQ competition with a Kanye West cover story. Both efforts, with arguably two of the current Kings in Hip-Hop (in very different ways, with differing... Read more