Top Dawg Entertainment is ready to take over 2016. TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith revealed the roster’s rollout plans in a new Instagram post (Feb. 29), writing, “Shit about to get nasty real soon… I told y’all I got y’all in 2016 #TDE.”
First up is Schoolboy Q, whose forthcoming project is currently in the “sample clearance” phase according to TDE’s white board, while SZA’s next offering is in “4th stage creative.” Isaiah Rashad and Ab-Soul are also in the lineup while Jay Rock is currently in the ER, recovering from a motorcycle accident that occurred earlier this month.
Grammy winner Kendrick Lamar is written on the whiteboard with three question marks and the memo “Get Top on the phone,” while deliveries from two new signees — labeled as John Doe 1 and John Doe 2 — are also forthcoming.
Looking further ahead, “BH” is scrawled, possibly referencing the long awaited Black Hippy collaborative album that may or may not see the light in 2017. In an indication of what Top wants, he simply writes next to it, “Praying.”