Being the official First Lady of Top Dawg Entertainment–home to Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul–has its drawbacks, as SZA explained to Radio.com over the phone last week.
For the first time, Made in America will travel to two different cities over two days, with both Philadelphia and Los Angeles getting in on Jay Z’s annual festival.
The Oscar Pistorius murder trial took a turn for the musical today as the beleaguered athlete was questioned on his choice of music during a confrontation with his girlfriend, whom he later shot and killed.
After this performance, which had her taking on Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent, America might finally stop hating Anne Hathaway. Maybe.
The latest Top Dawg Entertainment signee (and its only female) makes good use of her labelmates, with guest spots from Isaiah Rashad on the track “Warm Winds” and Kendrick Lamar on “Babylon.”
The disco-tinged track will be featured on the movie’s soundtrack, which is due for release on April 22.
That Kendrick Lamar is a star is not in question; what remains to be seen is if his star is bright enough to lend some shine to his less talented colleagues.
The movie’s soundtrack will also include new music from Pharrell Williams as well as “Sweater Weather” outfit The Neighbourhood and Mad Decent pop artist, LIZ.
“Backwards” is the latest track to be showcased from the soundtrack, following previously highlighted songs from M83, A$AP Rocky and Pia Mia.
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.