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(AllHipHop News) Top Dawg Entertainment is arguably the biggest crew in Hip Hop right now. Kendrick Lamar is still picking up award nominations for his heralded 2012 album good kid, m.A.A.d. city, fellow Black Hippy members Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock have continued to spit stand out verses, and newcomers Isaiah Rashad and SZA are making waves. According to TDE’s president Terrence “Punch” Henderson the West Coast based label may not been done in 2013 yet.
“You’re definitely gonna see Schoolboy [Q]’s album. That’s coming soon. We’re probably about 90% done with it,” Punch told XXL. “You might see something from Ab-Soul this year. We might drop a project on him. Jay Rock is still cooking. SZA, she might have a project this year, too. That’s about it until the end…
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Alchemist blends together a concoction of vintage ads from the beverage company’s past for the instrumental to the new track “Diagnosis” with Action Bronson. Supporting the clothing line of designer Dr. Romanelli’s, cocacola inspired.
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Did Ab- Soul inspire Kendricks Control verse? two years ago Soul called out rappers names as well. Of course it wasnt a big deal back then but now that he’s getting the shine he deserves it could. “Hell yeah we been patrolin the game, watchin the throne/Plottin on Jay and Kanye/Marshall and Andre/Lil Wayne, Drake/Wiz Khalifa, Wale/That bitch Nicki, J. Cole, Rozay” Granted Ab-Soul’s spotlight was (and still is) a bit dimmer than that of his Compton compadre’s, but could his boldfaced challenge that was spat on a 2011 song (which actually featured K Dot vocals) have inspired Kendrick two years later? Or is it a coincidence?