Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, CEO of Top Dawg Ent., says several albums are “coming soon” from the imprint.
“@justsza Z 4.8.14, @abdashsoul ,@jayrock and @kendricklamar coming soon be patient…#TDE #0XYMORON #CilviaDemo OUT NOW,” Tiffith said in a Twitter post yesterday (March 20).
“WE RAN 2013 WITH OUT DROPPING 1 ALBUM. I WONDER WUTS GONE HAPPEN IN 2014 WHEN I DROP 6.. THEY NOT READY 4 THIS #TDE #HiiiPoWeR TAKE OVER,” he said at the time.
Isaiah Rashad’s TDE debut release, Cilvia Demo, sold 8,534 copies in its first week of sales earlier this year. Cilvia Demo received a 4 out of 5 X rating in its HipHopDX review. “One BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher rhyme is all it took to catapult Chattanooga, Tennessee native Isaiah Rashad into the mainstream consciousness,” HipHopDX said of the album. “Ultimately though, it was not a case of what he said, but who he said it with—appearing alongside the rising in Rap prominence, Top Dawg Entertainment crew—that mattered. However, it’s in recalling the moments that made us initially love another rapper (with a government name similar to Rashad’s) once known by two names—Common Sense—that makes his 14-track debut Cilvia Demo a hopeful sign for more intriguing and insightful material to come.”
ScHoolboy Q’s Oxymoron isold 138,950 copies in its first week to earn the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart. Oxymoron, which can be streamed here, earned the Top Dawg emcee a 3.5 out of 5 in the collection’s HipHopDX review. “In many ways, Oxymoron delivers exactly as advertised,” HipHopDX said of the album in its review. “It’s an ominous project that also needs a few radio reaches to provide ScHoolboy Q a platform to achieve mainstream success. You want a guy like Q to bring home a gold or platinum plaque, but will you endure the strategic placement of some Top 40 bait to see it happen?”
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) March 20, 2014