TDE President Says Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & SZA Projects May Drop This Year


(AllHipHop News) Top Dawg Entertainment is arguably the biggest crew in Hip Hop right now. Kendrick Lamar is still picking up award nominations for his heralded 2012 album good kid, m.A.A.d. city, fellow Black Hippy members Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock have continued to spit stand out verses, and newcomers Isaiah Rashad and SZA are making waves. According to TDE’s president Terrence “Punch” Henderson the West Coast based label may not been done in 2013 yet.

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“You’re definitely gonna see Schoolboy [Q]’s album. That’s coming soon. We’re probably about 90% done with it,” Punch told XXL. “You might see something from Ab-Soul this year. We might drop a project on him. Jay Rock is still cooking. SZA, she might have a project this year, too. That’s about it until the end of the year.”

Punch also took the time share his involvement on what has easily become the most talked about rap verse in years – Kendrick’s “Control.” Punch says he spoke to K. Dot about how the competitive nature of Hip Hop was missing and that the game was waiting on another DMX or 50 Cent to push it in another direction.

“I was just talking about how everything is so friendly right now; everybody’s hugging and friends and on each other’s records. Like, where is the competition?” said Punch. “I told him, ‘Watch: the first dude to do something to change it, that’s going to shift the game back because everything is one way.”