Sometimes I worry that this is more a Black Hippy fan blog than an actual hip-hop blog. How many steps away from Black Hippy fanfic am I really?
Top Dawg Entertainment Founder Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith has announced that future albums by L.A. crew Black Hippy - Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock - will be released jointly through TDE and Interscope. Lamar’s as-yet-untitled proper debt album, though, will drop via TDE, Interscope, and Aftermath, the imprint founded by Dr. Dre.
This isn’t a huge surprise, considering that the Hippies - L.A. natives all - have been running with Dr. Dre and his crew for a few years now. (Kendrick even went so far as to release a track called “Look out for Detox,” which, incidentally, just slays.)
Nevertheless, it’s always great to see a supernaturally talented group like Black Hippy get the mainstream plaudits they deserve. Congrats, guys!
(Via The FADER)