Top Dawg Announces TDE's Album Releases For 2016

Shit about to get nasty real soon... I told y'all I got y'all in 2016 #TDE

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TDE's Top Dawg has revealed the album release schedule for 2016 and it looks like every TDE artist is planning on releasing an album this year. The schedule also notes that two unknown artists on TDE will be releasing music this year so it seems the rap collective has a lot of surprises in store for us.

Top Dawg also announced that he will be releasing a TDE project this week. It could be ScHoolboy Q's project as he is at the top of the schedule, but I'm not sure. Either way, TDE is ready to take over 2016. Check it out above.

-AO

Jay Rock- "Vice City (feat. Black Hippy)" (Music Video)

When the four primary members of TDE link up, it's a recipe for success. Jay Rock released his latest album, 90059, last week and one of the most talked about tracks is his collaboration with Black Hippy (Kendrick, ScHoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul). "Vice City" sees the crew trading verses about...well...vices. Rock dropped a video for the track and it's very entertaining. Check it out above.

-AO

"These Days (feat. The O'My's)" x "Hunnid Stax (feat. ScHoolboy Q)"- Ab-Soul

Ab-Soul liberated a couple tracks from his upcoming album, These Days… The title track, weirdly enough, won’t appear on the album but I think it’s great as the short track features The O’My’s and Soulo adopts the “Versace” flow to spit over the interesting beat. The second track, “Hunnid Stax,” features ScHoolboy Q and isn’t my favorite track, but it’s decent. Ab-Soul also released another track, “World Runners,” which features Lupe Fiadco and Nikki Jean and you can listen to that here. The album drops June 24th. Enjoy.

-AO

UPDATE: The song “These Days” actually is on the album. It’s featured at the end of the track “Just Have Fun.”

These Days... (Tracklist)

Ab-Soul’s upcoming album, These Days…, is set to drop on Tuesday. The tracklist has been revealed and judging by the features and production, this will be a killer album. Check it out below and enjoy.

1. “God’s Reign” (Feat. SZA) (produced by Purity Ring)
2. “Tree of Life” (produced Curti$$ King and DJ Dahi)
3. “Hunnid Stax” (Feat. ScHoolboy Q) (produced by Kenny Beats)
4. “Dub Sac” (produced by Dave Free & Tommy Black)
5. “World Runners” (Feat. Lupe Fiasco & Nikki Jean) (produced by Tae Beast)
6. “Nevermind That” (Feat. Rick Ross) (produced by The Kathy)
7. “TWACT” (Feat. Jinx & Short Dawg) (produced by DNYC3)
8. “Just Have Fun” (produced by Like and Blended Babies)
9. “Kendrick Lamar’s Interlude” (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) (produced by Terrace Martin)
10. “Closure” (produced by Sounwave)
11. “Sapiosexual” (produced by J. Cole)
12. “Stigmata” (Feat. Action Bronson & Asaad) (produced by Rahki)
13. “Feelin’ Us” (Feat. Jay Rock & RaVaughn) (produced by Skhye Hutch)
14. “Ride Slow” (Feat. Danny Brown & Delusional Thomas) (produced by Larry Fisherman)
15. “W.R.O.H.” (Feat. JMSN) (produced by Tae Beast)

-AO

"Stigmata (feat. Action Bronson & Asaad)"- Ab-Soul

Ab-Soul’s upcoming album. These Days…, is set to drop next week on june 3rd. Ab-Soul released the first single, “Stigmata,” and it features Action Bronson and Asaad. Stylistically, it’s right up Soulo’s alley as it’s full of hard-hitting lyricism from all three rappers. Hopefully, his album follows suit. Enjoy.

-AO

(UPDATE) Albums To Anticipate in 2014

UPDATE: Ab-Soul has revealed the title of his upcoming album.

I made this list for last year and it went over well so let’s do it again! There honestly is a lot less to anticipate this year since last year’s musical output was so amazing, but the game is full of surprises, so I don’t count anyone out. Enjoy.

January

01/28- Isaiah Rashad- Cilvia Demo

February

02/24- CyHi Da Prynce- Black History Project

02/25- ScHoolboy Q- Oxymoron

Kid Cudi- Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon

March

03/03- Pharrell- G  I  R  L

03/04- Rick Ross- Mastermind

03/11- Aloe Blacc- Lift Your Spirit

April-June (2nd Quarter)

Chance The Rapper- TBA? (Date is purely speculation, but I think whatever he’s planning will drop soon)

April

04/08- SZA- Z

04/29- Bas- Last Winter

May

05/13- The Black Keys- Turn Blue

05/20- The Roots- …& Then You Shoot Your Cousin

Jhené AikoSouled Out

June

06/03- Ab-Soul- These Days…

July-September (3rd Quarter)

Common- Nobody’s Smiling

Kendrick Lamar- TBA

October-December (4th Quarter)

Big K.R.I.T.- Cadillactica

Unknown

Wu-Tang Clan- A Better Tomorrow

Jay Electronica- Act II: Patents of Nobility (The Turn)

Joey Bada$$- B4.Da.$$

Lupe Fiasco- Tetsuo & Youth

Ab-SoulLongterm 3 (mixtape)

Pusha T- King Push

Wale- The Album About Nothing

Frank Ocean- TBA?

Kanye West- TBA

Andre 3000- TBA?

Jay Rock- TBA

Black Hippy- TBA

-AO

Albums To Anticipate In 2014

I made this list for last year and it went over well so let’s do it again! There honestly is a lot less to anticipate this year since last year’s musical output was so amazing, but the game is full of surprises, so I don’t count anyone out. Enjoy.

February

02/25- ScHoolboy Q- Oxymoron

Unknown

Isaiah Rashad- TBA & Cilvia

Rick Ross- Mastermind

Joey Bada$$- B4.Da.$$

Lupe Fiasco- Tetsuo & Youth

Ab-SoulBlack Lip Pastor

Frank Ocean- TBA

Kanye West- TBA

Andre 3000- TBA

Jay Rock- TBA

SZA- TBA

-HB

"Ice Moon" & "Ice Moon Revisited (feat. Ab-Soul)"- SZA

The beautiful SZA, one of TDE’s newest signees, has revealed a new song and video in “Ice Moon.” It is a pretty dope track. The beat meshes perfectly with her sensual voice. She even interpolates some lyrics from Kendrick Lamar’s “A.D.H.D.” See if you can catch it. This girl is the truth, shout out to TDE. You can watch the video above and check out the remix, “Ice Moon Revisited” below, which boasts a verse from her TDE label mate, Ab-Soul. Enjoy.

-HB

2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards (Cyphers)

The 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards happened last night and, as usual, they had a set of cyphers. These cyphers gave us some dope bars from TDE, A$AP Mob, and Slaughterhouse. They also gave us the return of Lil Kim, dope bars from Rapsody, Jon Connor, Italian rapper Emis Killa, the dominant lyricism of Slaughterhouse and more. But, what everyone is discussing is Kendrick’s verse. He did to this cypher what Eminem did in that Shady 2.0 cypher in 2011: completely murdered any other participant. He delivered some lines that could have been shots at Drake or Papoose, (we’ll never know), but most importantly, he took another step closer toward that top spot. It was basically “Control 2.0” haha. Check it all out below. Enjoy.

TDE Cypher (ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad & Kendrick Lamar)

A$AP Mob Cypher (A$AP Ferg, A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Nast, A$AP Ant & A$AP Rocky)

Slaughterhouse Cypher (Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Royce Da 5’9” & Joe Budden)

(Wax, Rapsody, Emis Killa, Rittz & Jon Connor)

(Action Bronson, Starlife Breezy, Travi$ Scott, Tiffany Foxx & Lil Kim)

(Asia Sparks, Bad Lucc, Astro & Problem)

-HB