The soundtrack is a coronation for Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment
as not just a dominant force in hip-hop, but as a cultural institution capable of driving the biggest-ticket events in entertainment.
His label, Top Dawg Entertainment
, provide selected images to media outlets.
The Top Dawg Entertainment
and Kendrick Lamar-produced soundtrack features contributions from Swae Lee, James Blake, ScHoolboy Q, Vince Staples, Anderson .Paak, The Weeknd, Future, 2 Chainz, and Zacari among others.
Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg Entertainment
Top Dawg Entertainment
, the record label Lamar belongs to, is the mastermind behind these concerts, which is why all of the other performers at the shows are from the same label.
"My favorite game to play at her shows is finding the tough guy, the straight dude who doesn't want to show no emotion, and as soon as his song comes on, he loses his mind," said Terrence "Punch" Henderson, the co-president of independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment
, home to SZA and Lamar.
Schoolboy Q, Setbacks (Top Dawg Entertainment
, 2010) If Kendrick Lamar is Black Hippy's brain, then Schoolboy Q is the fists.
Her progression was through a further two acclaimed EPs, S and Z, a record deal with Top Dawg Entertainment
and now a major label contract with RCA.
While fans wait for more music from the rapper, you can already take a look at verse that didn't get used for the song "Pride." Top Dawg Entertainment
co-president Punch posted a photo of the (https://www.instagram.com/p/BS2kznzAM-Z/) unused verse which read, "Pride is my biggest sin / I tried to fight it but I never win / Layin' myself down in the beds I made / Karma is always knockin' with capital K's."
He's made it this far through the teamwork of his Black Hippy crew, all young, hot signees of Top Dawg Entertainment
. Now that Kendrick's album is out, Schoolboy Q's up next with "Oxymoron," due out later this fall.
Kendrick Lamar, "Blow My High (Members Only)" Section.80 (Top Dawg Entertainment
, 2011) Ten years after she passed, Aaliyah's memory hangs heavy on the bleeding hearts of young rappers.
" recording sessions exist, following the release of the album, Top Dawg Entertainment
co-president Punch posted a picture of an (https://www.instagram.com/p/BS2kznzAM-Z/) unused verse for the song "Pride."