Kendrick Lamar hasn’t put out a single out since last year, yet his name has stayed buzzing over the last couple of months. There’s the infamous “Control” verse from last year, touring with Yeezus, the energetic Grammy Performance, the Grammy snubs and, of course, the Macklemore apologetic texts about losing to The Heist and the Seattle rapper in a couple categories.
But in his most recent interview with Billboard Mag, K. Dot assures he’s happy with how the Grammys happened: “That text surprised me, but Macklemore is a genuine dude. However it panned out, I wish him much success. He touched people’s souls, and no one can take that away. Really, the whole Grammy moment was incredible. Not everyone gets that shot.”
More importantly, the TDE president Anthony “Top Dwag” Tiffith (an extremely low-key figure) went on the record to discuss the success of the label, the rollout for ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron, and to announce that there will be upcoming albums from Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SZA, Isaiah Rashad, and the collective known as Black Hippy (Kendrick, Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock). Also, the Top Dwag announces that there is a scheduled Kendrick Lamar album for September. Yes, the fall is when we can expect the follow-up to the (new) classic Good Kid, M.A.A.D City. Yawkk! Yawkk! Yawkk!