Kendrick Lamar Speaks On Top Dawg Entertainment's Deal With Interscope Records

Kendrick Lamar confident in Top Dawg Entertainment joining Interscope Records, says his debut album still has no title.

 

During an interview with XXL magazine, Kendrick Lamar shared his thoughts on Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) recently inking a deal with Interscope Records. Since Kendrick is signed to TDE the deal directly affects the rapper and will also mean that his debut album will be released through both TDE and Interscope as well as Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records.
While speaking on the deal Kendrick explained that he remains confident in where Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and TDE will take his career. 
“[It was] a situation where my big homey Top Dawg felt like it was time to take it to the next level. That’s somebody I’ve been dealing with for years,” Kendrick explained to XXL. “Somebody that can just let me be creative as I want to be and not get caught up in the business politics of the industry that’ll fuck an artist up creatively. I know he has my best interest, Top Dawg, so whatever move we decide to make in the game I know it’s in our favor. That’s why we decided to do it from the ground up and not go out there and chase and knock on labels’ doors because once you do that, they really own you as an entity as far as you being an artist.”
Although we now know that Kendrick’s debut album will be released through Interscope, the rapper revealed that he’s yet to choose a title for his debut.
“It’s still [up] in the air, just not confirmed yet. Once I throw it out there, people gonna understand,” said Kendrick in regards to his album title.
RELATED: Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy Sign To Aftermath & Interscope

During an interview with XXL magazine, Kendrick Lamar shared his thoughts on Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) recently inking a deal with Interscope Records. Since Kendrick is signed to TDE the deal directly affects the rapper and will also mean that his debut album will be released through both TDE and Interscope as well as Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records.

While speaking on the deal Kendrick explained that he remains confident in where Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and TDE will take his career. 

“[It was] a situation where my big homey Top Dawg felt like it was time to take it to the next level. That’s somebody I’ve been dealing with for years,” Kendrick explained to XXL. “Somebody that can just let me be creative as I want to be and not get caught up in the business politics of the industry that’ll fuck an artist up creatively. I know he has my best interest, Top Dawg, so whatever move we decide to make in the game I know it’s in our favor. That’s why we decided to do it from the ground up and not go out there and chase and knock on labels’ doors because once you do that, they really own you as an entity as far as you being an artist.”

Although we now know that Kendrick’s debut album will be released through Interscope, the rapper revealed that he’s yet to choose a title for his debut.

“It’s still [up] in the air, just not confirmed yet. Once I throw it out there, people gonna understand,” said Kendrick in regards to his album title.

RELATED: Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy Sign To Aftermath & Interscope

 

20 Comments

  • Anonymous

    I liked this young nigga's level of skill on the mic. He killed it on Game's album as well as Drake's album. I hope that he is able to make complete songs.

  • Anonymous

    Debut album???? wat the fuck are u talking about DX, he has an album out already (and its pretty awesome incase u havnt realised)

    • Anonymous

      Section 80 is his debut album but this album is going to count as his first major label debut album

    • A.S.

      Section 80 counted as a retail mixtape, this next project would be an official debut album. ...Not that these labels mean much these days, but DX is right here.

  • So Icy Bol!

    fuck wayne fuck birdman am down with kendrick lamar

  • HUEY NEWTON

    DON'T LET INTERSCOPE RECORDS CHANGE YOU!!! LIKE ICE CUBE SAID,BE TRUE TO THE GAME.

  • HUEY NEWTON

    MUCH RESPECT TO THA HOMIE KENDRICK LAMAR, KEEP DOING YOUR THING..... DON'T CHANGE NOTHING YOU DOING HOMIE. PAC WOULD BE PROUD OF YOU!

  • Anonymous

    smh that album ain't ever coming out, this is Jimmy iovine & his lap dog Dre(a legend don't get me wrong) we are talking about here, just ask Reakwon, Rakim, Joel ortiz,Hitman,Bishop lamont,king tee, hell even Busta had to get up outta there, he should've stayed independent & kept all his money ,publishing, masters,& freedom. Look at mac miller i guarantee he made more money of his album than 90% or rappers signed to a major smh niggas just love makin white people richer, the irony

  • So Icy Boi! (Clean)

    Earl Sweatshirt iz tha future. that young nigga iz tha reincarnation of '94 Nas. Kendrick iz dope tho. swag

    • Anonymous

      sweatshirt will be top 5 dead or alive. He is too gifted. I've never heard anyone with the skills he possesses. The wordplay is insane.

    • me5too88

      yea nas is wearing off kendrick visualizing 2pac and thats whats up and earl sweatshirt he won't make it far

    • bkstylz

      your comment is off topic....but I completely agree. No one colder than Sweatshirt. Anyway, I hope having all these hands in the pot don't mess Kendrick up. I am looking forward to his album.

  • Anonymous

    Cant wait for him to drop

  • kayaman

    Kendrick is the future!!

  • Anonymous

    Young Money trolls just prove how dumb Waynes fans are lol Now calm your little kid asses down and make way for some real shit a real spitter not the down sydrom shit Wayne be spittin. Wayne equals old and played out fag that has to jump on everybody tracks just to remain relevant. 2012 the year of the real MC!

  • Anonymous

    One of the brightest prospects of hip-hop nowadays. Regardless of the title is, that album has potential to be a timeless classic.

    • Knuckles

      @fuckrealhiphop Trolling is for losers. Man you damn near suck as much cock as your moms. We all know she doesn't swallow cause you're ass is typing troll statements. Bitch ass nigga.

    • Fuck real hiphop

      Fuck this fool,he cant rap for shit...He wont even go wood. The only way he can be make it is to get down with YMCMB. Lil wayne makes this guy look like an amature rapper.

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