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

Jhené Aiko- "Enter The Void" Tour

Jhené Aiko has announced her headlining "Enter The Void" Tour and it will feature SZA and The Internet. Only one date has been announced so far but stay tuned and keep checking the 'Tour Dates' tab for updates. Enjoy.

12/12- Los Angeles, CA- Club Nokia

UPDATE: Jhené Aiko has updated the tour dates for her "Enter The Void" Tour with SZA and The Internet. Check out the dates below.

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-AO

(UPDATE) Albums To Anticipate in 2014

UPDATE: SZA announced the name of her album, Z, and its release date.

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

04/08- SZA- Z

May

Jhené Aiko- Souled Out

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

Joey Bada$$- B4.Da.$$

Lupe Fiasco- Tetsuo & Youth

Ab-SoulBlack Lip Pastor

Pusha T- King Push

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

2013 AMA Performances

Man, I didn’t watch the American Music Awards this year because the Patriots were playing the Broncos and I was not disappointed. But, I did watch all of the performances and read all the comments from the stans and haters out there so I had to blog about them, the ones I cared about at least haha. 

What I Learned/Confirmed from the 2013 AMAs:

Ariana Grande can SING. Like for real, for real. She put on an amazing performance of her song “Tattooed Heart” from Yours Truly. Her vocals were spot on and a 20 year old with that voice is someone to watch out for.

Miley Cyrus doesn’t deserve all this hate. She can sing pretty well with a lot of conviction and passion. Yes, she’s used some weird ways to get noticed, but that’s definitely not knew for pop artists. She put on a great performance of “Wrecking Ball” that featured a sad cat miming the words on a screen in the background. LIGHTEN UP PEOPLE, IT’S A CAT. I thought that was absolutely hilarious. Let this young girl prosper.

Lil Mama is winning right now. After doing an amazing job of portraying Left Eye in the TLC movie, Lil Mama has been gaining quite a buzz. Now at the AMAs, she joined TLC on the stage, (with their permission lol), to perform their hit, “Waterfalls.” She even got to flex her rapping skills with a verse over a modified “Started From The Bottom” beat during a transition in the song. It wasn’t perfect, but I didn’t hate it. I’m glad she’s succeeding.

SZA is a great addition to TDE. Kendrick Lamar performed portions of “Swimming Pools (Drank)” and “Poetic Justice” at the show and had one of TDE’s newest signees, SZA, sing some background vocals and she sounded wonderful. She’s beautiful and her voice is exactly what TDE needed.

"Do What U Want" is a JAM. Lady Gaga performed her R. Kelly-assisted single, “Do What U Want.” I have probably watched them perform this track together at least 5 different times at various times. It’s exciting to watch every time. They sound great together and have a really good chemistry on stage. The Kennedy reference and skit was a bit odd, but the performance was great.

-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