By Jeremy D. Larson
Black Hippy member, Top Dawg Entertainment signee, and owner of one of this centuries most dynamic rap albums good kid m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar may be releasing his next album this fall.
According to a report in a Billboard cover story on the TDE empire, Top Dawg CEO Anthony Tiffith says that he expects a new Kendrick Lamar album in September. He says he also expects a Black Hippy album — featuring Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock — is “likely to appear in 2014.”
These reports are contrary to previous quotes picked up by the press. A while ago, ScHoolboy Q said that a Black Hippy album will “never, ever” be released. And as recently as a few months ago, Lamar told The Hollywood Reporter that he’s still sussing out the new album. “I’m still seeing what I feel like,” he said. “When I really catch it, I’ll be out there with it.”
And as Consequence of Sound reports, Lamar spoked to Vice UK earlier this month, where he had been working on some of his album.“I work best and do most of my album under gloomy weather, so you’ll hear a lot of dark tracks in there.”
At any rate, don’t hold your breath (as is the case with most rap release dates) and be sure check out the full feature on the House of Pain, the studio that launched the careers of everyone under the Top Dawg Entertainment at Billboard.