New Video: SZA FEAT. ISAIAH RASHAD - WARM WINDS.
New Video: SZA FEAT. ISAIAH RASHAD - WARM WINDS.
New Video: SZA BREAKS DOWN HER LIFE’S JOURNEY + “BABYLON” ON DECODED.
For Life + Times latest installment they grab up TDE’s first lady for a sit down as she breaks down her pass journey up until now.Also taking a few minutes to break down the lyrics and meaning of her song “Babylon” featuring Kendrick. Z album available on itunes now click here to purchase.
NEW MUSIC: SZA FT. KENDRICK LAMAR “BABLYON”
Kendrick Lamar lays down his verse on the album version of “Babylon” a day before Sza’s highly awaited “Z” album drops. we really are anxious for this one it’s been a long journey from “Time travel undone” Listen below.
New Music: Sza - Sweet November.
Sza shows off her versatility in this soulful,classic feel record “Sweet November” coming up on the release of her Z Album. Laced with smooth strings and steady drums lyrically engaging as always Z album stocks just keep rising with material like this. TDE singer SZA will release her debut project on the label, Z on April 8th and is now available for pre-order on iTunes. If you pre-order, you receive immediate download of two tracks ‘Julia’ and the brand new ‘Sweet November’. Listen below.
Artist News: Hot 97 Announces Summer Jam 2014 Lineup.
Hot 97 revealed it’s star-studded lineup for their annual concert Summer Jam on Wednesday afternoon. The show will be returning to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on Sunday, June 1st 2014.The official announcement for the show took place on a live stream from the radio station’s studio where Hot 97 personalities like Angie Martinez, Funk Flex, Ebro, Laura Stylez helped reveal the artists.
Tickets will go on sale Friday, April 4, 2014 at 12 pm and will start at $55. Pre-sale tickets are available now on Ticketmaster until April 4th at 11am. You can use the code SJ2014 HERE to buy tickets now.
Appearing LIVE at Summer Jam 2014′s Festival Stage:
Appearing LIVE at Summer Jam 2014′s MAIN Stage:
The Roots & Friends
Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & YMCMB
YG, DJ Mustard & Ty Dolla $ign
New Video: Nardwuar vs. ScHoolboy Q In #SXSW. (interview)
Nardwuar paid a visit to this year’s SXSW and while out in Austin, Texas, of course he had to link up with a few artists for his classic in depth interview series. First up is TDE’s ScHoolboy Q, and the two discuss gangsta rap, Q’s high school football days, his distaste for local fish spot Fishland and plenty of more gems. Check out the interview up above and be sure to go pick up Oxymoron if you haven’t yet by clicking here.
New Video: Isaiah Rashad feat. SZA - “Ronnie Drake” Live at The FADER Fort Presented by Converse.
Chattanooga rapper Isaiah Rashad was joined onstage at The FADER Fort Presented by Converse by TDE’s leading lady, SZA, for a joint performance of “Ronnie Drake,” off his recent Cilvia Demos LP. Sza will be back on Saturday, the fourth and final day of The FORT, along with Migos, Travi$ Scott, Julian Casablancas and Rick Ross.
#SXSW News: Schoolboy Q Links Up w/ 2 Chainz To Perform “What They Want” At #SXSW.
Kicking off Sxsw Def Jam held their own Showcase “Def Jam 30” down in Texas. With a high energy performance from Q & Chainz performing their record off of #Oxymoron What They Want. The two look like they have pretty good chemistry on stage that made for a ill seet. Nice start to the week in Austin. Watch footage above.
Artist News: SZA Reveals Artwork And Release Date For “Z” Album.
As promised by Top Dawg Entertainment, the TDE takeover continues on SZA steps up to bat as the first lady of TDE after label mates, Isaiah Rashad and ScHoolboy Q, successfully released their projects. Continuing the series to her SZA project Z album is up next looking to have a few hidden meanings behind it’s visual ad’s knowing Sza. After hearing the first single “Babylon” this project should be everything we hoped for and more. With a slated date of 4.8.14. she looks to drop Z as a ALBUM not a mixtape. see artwork above.
New video: Sza - “Babylon”.
The amazing,intriguing TDE artist Sza finally offers up new music to her anxious,loyal fans from her upcoming Z project continuing the series. Her latest offering is entitled “Babylon” just as majestic and contagious as S tape was. Purifying herself in rivers symbolize her new beginnings as an artist our guess. and if you’re in Texas next week, come see her play on Saturday at The FADER Fort Presented by Converse. watch above.
New Music: Kendrick Lamar feat. Tame Impala - Backwards.
Just in time, K.Dot gives his fans something new to vibe to until his next big project. He teams up with Tame to create a revolutionary track for the upcoming Divergent motion picture soundtrack releasing this year. Always a good thing to hear King Kendrick spitting again with new material. Listen above.
New Video: Schoolboy Q feat. 2 Chainz - What They Want.
#Oxymoron sales on the come up, Q continues to keep the buzz going releasing a visual for “What they want” with 2 Chainz. Posted up in the strip club Q & Chainz kick their verse, interesting this can quickly turn into a strippers theme song especially with Tity boy involved. Nonetheless the track has a purpose on the album and fits well in the track-listing. Oxymoron in stores now.
@Bntheloop Scoop: We are doing a FREE ticket giveaway to Schoolboy Q Show This Friday At The Fillmore.
An already sold-out show, I have came across and extra ticket and felt that my supporters of the brand deserve it more than me.So I am now giving away the ticket to Schoolboy Q’s #Oxymoron tour w/ Vince staples & Isaiah Rashad this Friday at the Fillmore in Maryland. Just follow these easy steps to enter:
Step 1: You have to be following our Twitter Page - @Bntheloop
Step 2: Tweet us the name of Schoolboy’s daughter
Step 3: Tweet us your favorite #Oxymoron track & why you should win
Three simple steps, the winner of the ticket will be announced tonight.
New Video: ALIFE Sessions Presents: SchoolBoy Q.
ScHoolboy Q, made his way to New York and the Alife Rivington Club for an impromptu Winter ALIFE Session. The backyard was once again filled with an intimate group of invited friends including NYC’s Black Dave. Blessed with amazing weather complimentary beers from Heineken and an east coast vs. west coast set of hip hop classics, courtesy of Kevin Sakoda. Oxymoron in stores now.
Artist News: Kendrick Lamar’s New Album to Arrive in September & Speaks on Macklemore’s GRAMMY Apology.
After the cover of the next issue of the Billboard magazine has been unveiled, details of the cover story on Los Angeles’s Top Dawg Entertainment have arrived. As expected, the editorial brings some interesting news to the public.
In 2014, TDE hopes to lock and load its most ambitious slate of releases: Rashad and the label’s first nonrap signing, New Jersey-based female singer-songwriter SZA, will be coming with albums, as will original team members Jay Rock and Ab-Soul. Meanwhile, Free thinks the long-awaited debut from Black Hippy – the supergroup featuring Lamar, Q, Rock and Ab-Soul – is likely to appear in 2014; Tiffith indicates that TDE is planning to release a new Lamar album this coming September, too.
Kendrick himself shared some words on Macklemore’s GRAMMY apology text message:
“That text surprised me, but Macklemore is a genuine dude,” reflects Lamar. “However it panned out, I wish him much success. He touched people’s souls, and no one can take that away. Really, the whole Grammy moment was incredible. Not everyone gets that shot.”