Top Dawg reacts to news of Kendrick Lamar’s final TDE album
“It’s been an honor and a privilege for TDE to bless the world with the GOAT!” he wrote
After years of working with Kendrick Lamar, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith is reacting to the news of the rapper’s forthcoming departure from the TDE label. On Friday (Aug. 20), hours after the emcee made his shocking announcement, the record executive took to social media to share an open letter he penned about his time with one of rap’s GOATs.
“The whole goal when we started this thing was to make music, make money, and make history. We did those things 10 times over and then some,” he started. “TDE and its artists have provided a way to end generational curses that we were all personally born into over the last 17 years in this business.”
“With this being Dot’s last album on TDE, this is more of a VICTORY LAP, a celebration,” he continued. “I know he will be successful in whatever it is he decides to do and will have our FULL support.”
Top Dawg went on to discuss the future of the label without their leading star, noting that the remaining artists and execs “will continue to grow, develop and give artists the platform to expand into whatever way they choose.”
Top Dawg’s announcement comes after Kendrick announced that he’s working on his final project with TDE.
“As I produce my final TDE album, I feel joy to have been a part of such a cultural imprint after 17 years,” he wrote. “The Struggles. The Success. And most importantly, the Brotherhood. May the Most High continue to use Top Dawg as a vessel for candid creators. As I continue to pursue my life’s calling, there’s beauty in completion. And always faith in the unknown. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts. I’ve prayed for you all. See you soon enough.”
Look below to see Top Dawg’s open letter.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
To infinity and beyond! Adidas’ new Crazy IIInfinity shoes updates a Kobe classic!
From Kung Fu in the sewer to trash bag suits, Missy Elliott not only invigorated the modern music video, she put her thang down, flipped it and reversed it.
For our “Imagine If?” Black History Month campaign, check out the sci-fi story of Aaliyah Bennet, the astrophysicist and inventive space traveler.
In a move to reshape the narrative of Black identity, REVOLT has launched an initiative this Black History Month that puts the storytelling power firmly in the hands of Black creators. Check them out!
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” can be considered one of the greatest sitcoms of all time. More than 30 years after its pilot episode, REVOLT takes a look at what the cast is up to.
As the host of “While Black,” Darius Hicks is intent on getting to the nitty-gritty when discussing race. Check out this exclusive interview.
“Eminem ain’t no bad person. He belongs in Hip Hop,” Benzino said in part.
It appears as though he and the plaintiff Laura Helm have reached “an amicable resolution.”
The next time you’re looking for a caption for your perfectly curated Instagram, there’s a 95 percent chance that Drizzy’s got you!
“I think a lot of that stuff isn’t the stuff that should be aired out like that,” said Chris Spencer when discussing the no-holds-barred interview Mo’Nique did on “Club Shay Shay.”
“Y’all got me f**ked up!” he jokingly said on social media.
Her representative shared that the 44-year-old created the profile to show off her Savage X Fenty lingerie.