Top Dawg Entertainment has responded. The hip-hop powerhouse’s key bosses Anthony ‘Top Dawg’ Tiffith and president Punch have stepped forward to address Kendrick Lamar announcing his final project under the label is coming.
TDE Responds To Kendrick Lamar
Instead of catching feelings, Top Dawg saluted Lamar on gearing up to release his last official studio effort under his watch. He also reminded the world Lamar is a living greatest of all time musician.
“It’s been an honor and a privilege for TDE to bless the world with the GOAT!”
Punch issued a full statement on the concept of growth and connected it to Lamar preparing for the next phase in his life. He also reflected on the audio gems K. Dot’s released through TDE.
“Kendrick Lamar EP, Kendrick Lamar OD, Section 80, GKMC, TPAB, Untitlted Unmastered, DAMN, Black Panther Soundtrack… what a run! This is a celebration.”
Kendrick Lamar Announces Final TDE Album
Hours prior, Lamar returned from the hip-hop shadows to announce his next studio offering will be his last with the label he’s spent his entire music career with.
Lamar hit up his Instagram page with everything completely wiped out except a single post showing a folder titled ‘nu thoughts.’ Inside the post urged followers to visit oklama.com where he revealed his first public words in months.
“I spend most of my days with fleeting thoughts. Writing. Listening. And collecting old Beach cruisers. The morning rides keep me on a hill of silence. I go months without a phone. Love, loss, and grief have disturbed my comfort zone, but the glimmers of God speak through my music and family. While the world around me evolves, I reflect on what matters the most. The life in which my words will land next.”
While he confirmed preparing for the TDE departure, Lamar also encouraged creators to continue seeking comfort from Top Dawg and the ability to have their talent reach the masses at the star-studded record label.
“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, the Brotherhood. May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. As I continue to pursue my life’s calling. There’s beauty in completion. And always faith in the unknown. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. I’ve prayed for you all. See you soon enough. -oklama”
Kendrick Lamar Has Hip-Hop Community Triggered
As fans prepare for the new LP, the legendary rapper’s return to the concert stage is causing some surprising resistance. Earlier this summer, buzz broke about the Grammy-winning artist headlining the “Day N Vegas” festival in November 2021 and hip-hop fans had mixed reactions to getting K. Dot back.
The hip-hop superstar received a bittersweet reception to the news he’ll be performing, as fans had been vocal about their want for new music from the iconic artist.
When you see Kendrick Lamar is back performing again but it’s not even a new album…
Why is Kendrick Lamar trending!!!!???…if it’s not new music!!!!
hopefully kendrick drops sth before then.
Lamar will be joined by Travis Scott and Tyler, The Creator as headliners for the show. The event will be the only performance by K-Dot in 2021.
Game Gives A Massive Kendrick Lamar Update
In June 2021, anticipation for Kendrick’s comeback was at an all-time high. Footage circulated online showing West Coast rapper Game keeping it a buck on new Kung Fu Kenny. While he didn’t explain when to expect Lamar’s songs, he did promise TDE’s Top Dawg promised it’s all on deck.
“I talked to Top Dawg – he told me Kendrick’s about to hit n*ggas with some sh*t, real soon and sh*t. Who knows how real soon that is but if Kendrick is working, that sh*t is always major. That’s my little n*gga. I love that n*gga to death. The whole TDE. All them n*ggas. It’s family.”