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Dave Free Parts Ways With TDE To Start New Venture

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TDE President Dave Free has reportedly stepped down from his position.

According to Rolling Stone, Dave Free stepped down several months ago in order to focus on a new venture on his own. Although Free is no longer a part of the label, that didn’t stop him from collaborating with TDE after introducing the latest signee Baby Keem.

In 2018, during an interview with Vibe, Free spoke about his position with TDE and plans to expand the label in 2019.

“We got a lot of new artists, we got REASON, we got other new things coming,” he said. “To us, it’s about replicating the success but also stretching our hands into as many fields as humanly possible. So all those big investors and all those big guys that wanna be with a winning team, come talk to TDE ‘cause we’re looking into a bunch of different fields.”

Dave Free also divulged that he planned on getting into film, which may explain his departure from the game-changing label he helped create.

“We’re getting heavy into the film game. I’m trying to get heavier into it. Kendrick [Lamar]’s trying to get heavier into it. A lot of the guys want to get more into the content creation game. We got a lot of new artists, we got REASON, we got other new things coming. To us, it’s about replicating the success but also stretching our hands into as many fields as humanly possible.”

Despite news of his departure, Dave Free and TDE have been tight-lipped about the exit with neither releasing a statement to confirm or deny the rumored split.

In a 2016 interview with Forbes magazine, Kendrick Lamar discussed how influential Dave Free was to his career and how the label operates more like a family than anything else.

“It’s more like working with a brother that just so happened to love what I do, too,” Lamar said. “So when you put these two individuals into creative spaces, it’s a different type of chemistry, it’s a different type of bond, it’s a bond that really can’t be broken, whether it’s in the studio or behind the camera. It’s like Voltron.”

Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith founded TDE more than a decade ago with Free introducing him to his high school classmate, Kendrick Lamar, shortly thereafter. The two went onto sign several groundbreaking artists including ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, REASON, Sza, SiR, and Baby Keem.

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Jay Rock Gets The Key To His City + ScHoolboy Q Is Hyped-Hyped: “Love U Fool”

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Top Dawg Entertainment’s Jay Rock has always put on for his city and now he’s getting some serious respect placed on his name. The hip-hop veteran has announced a pretty big event goes down in 24 hours.

Jay Rock jumped on Instagram Thursday to announce he’s going to receive the key to Watts, California.

The big achievement sparked a co-sign from Rock’s TDE labelmate ScHoolboy Q.

Recently, Jay Rock teased his intent to show off his piano skills in the near future.

In March, Jay celebrated his “Win” single going gold, gold, gold, gold.

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Jay Rock Stars In New Era x MLB Campaign with Pro Players [Photos]

New Era x MLB We Reign as One

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New Era kicks off the start of the new MLB baseball season with a campaign that features TDE rapper Jay Rock and number of their ambassadors, including Didi Gregorius of the New York Yankees and Javier Baez of the Chicago Cubs.

The “We Reign as One” kicked off with a short video that intros the season’s new ambassadors, which besides the aforementioned also include Justin Turner of the LA Dodgers, Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers (and the reigning National League MVP), Francisco Lindor of Cleveland Indians, Jose Altuve of the Houston Astros and Ronaldo Acuna Jr. of the Atlanta Braves (and the reigning National League Rookie of the Year).

Peep the video, which features Jay Rock in an LA Dodgers fitted as well as Nigel Sylvester in a Mets fitted (sorry)—the New Era 59FIFTY, the official on-field cap of the MLB. Photos from the campaign below, too.

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Look: Jay Rock Celebrates His Latest WIN, WIN, WIN

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Top Dawg Entertainment’s Jay Rock is doing big things these days. Fresh off starring in a New Era commercial, the California native is out here celebrating the retail success of his smash “Win” going gold.

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Watch: Jay Rock Helps Kick Off MLB Opening Week W/ Star-Studded New Era WE REIGN AS ONE Video

Jay Rock MLB New Era Video

Top Dawg Entertainment’s Jay Rock is going Hollywood – literally. The California rapper has teamed up with head apparel giant New Era for its new We Reign as One video campaign celebrating Major League Baseball returning this week.

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Jay Rock, Top Dawg + TDE Celebrate ScHoolboy Q’s New NUMB NUMB JUICE Release

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Top Dawg Entertainment’s Jay Rock, Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith and TDE president Punch are 100 percent here for ScHoolboy Q‘s new fire. The trio have celebrated Groovy Q coming through with his “Numb Numb Juice” single.

On Thursday, Rock, Tiffith and Punch hit up Instagram to geek out over Q’s first single since 2016.

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Groovy here.

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Bitch let’s get it #numbnumbjuice @groovyq #TDE

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Early Thursday, Q blessed the Internet with his new “Numb Numb Juice” anthem.

Schoolboy Q is back with a new single. Schoolboy Q’s last full-length album, Blank Face LP, arrived in 2016. Last year, he appeared on 21 Savage’s i am > i was and joined TDE artists Kendrick, SZA, Jay Rock, and others for the Championship Tour. He also collaborated with Kamaiyah (“Addicted to Ballin’”), DJ Esco (“Code of Honor”), and others. (Pitchfork)

On Tuesday, Q blessed his 2.1 million Instagram followers with a fire teaser clip.

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2morrow nigHt we back at it…. 🎥 @xonie_

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Last year, Q blamed rapper Mac Miller‘s shocking death for delaying his Blank Face album follow-up.

“You know I drop albums every two years, right? But listen, with my n*gga gone right now, I just don’t feel right putting out an album. As y’all can tell, I’m not my real self right now. I shouldn’t even be here right now. But like I said, my n*gga Mac would not want me to be in the house sad. He would clown me for some weird sh*t. I’m here today because it’s no way he would allow me to sit in the house and be a little b*tch. I’m not gonna be a little b*tch. I’ma go back, and I’ma figure out when I’ma put this f*cking album out, because y’all are going to get this album. I promise that. I’m just not ready to walk into the radio station and the first thing they ask me is, ‘So Mac Miller.’ I’m not ready to deal with those questions. So, right now, I’m not ready to put nothing.”

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Look: Jay Rock Celebrates Winning BEST RAP PERFORMANCE Grammy

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Top Dawg Entertainment’s Jay Rock can now add “Grammy Winner” to his Wikipedia page. The hip-hop veteran has celebrated winning “Best Rap Performance” for his “Win” smash anthem at Sunday night’s 2019 Grammy Awards show.

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This is amazing to witness.. I’m speechless 🙏🏿🙏🏿🙏🏿👏🏿 @jayrock

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Jay Rock Hints At Having An Album Done With Kendrick Lamar

2019 AT&T Playoff Playlist Live

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Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar’s chemistry together can’t be denied and the people want more. But it seems they might not have to wait too long if you let Jay tell it.

As spotted on Complex the “King’s Dead” MC recently took part in a brief Twitter response session with his followers. During the course of several questions touching on his previous work one diehard fan asked about the chances of an official Jay and K. Dot release happening. To everyone’s surprise, the two have apparently already cooked something up. “We Might Already Have A Full Project ” he posted.

Naturally, he was prodded with more tweets about what that “Full Project” exactly entailed but he remained quiet. Thankfully for TDE fans he also confirmed that Isaiah Rashad is working on his new album.

He also said without saying actually it that he personally has music slotted for this year.

As of now there is no telling what this Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar project will be so stay tuned. In the mean time relish in their gritty “Wow Freestyle” from Jay’s Redemption album below.

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Joe Budden Rips Future’s Mask Off For Lying About Lean

Yesterday (January 18), rapper Future released his seventh studio album, Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD. Recently, the maturation of Future’s music has been at the forefront of many conversations in the Rap music space, especially on The Joe Budden Podcast. However, at the same time, the Dungeon Family product appears to be taking strides with the mic, his personal growth is getting called into question.

In a recent interview with Genius‘ Rob Markman, the multi-platinum Epic Records star addressed his drug use. Specifically, the 35-year-old reveals that he no longer drinks lean, a nickname for the recreational drug mixture of  codeine and promethazine. “What drives me is living every word [in my verses], and being that same way. Just being this person, being that Rock star. And it’s hard because I’d be like, damn, I don’t wanna stop it, and have a fan stop loving me,” said the artist who released two volumes of Dirty Sprite in the mid-2010s, as well as WRLD On Drugs with Juice Wrld last year. Despite reportedly quitting lean, Future’s high-profile lyrics maintained the persona of an artist with two cups in his hand. Only now is he coming clean to the public. “I didn’t wanna tell nobody I stopped drinking lean because I felt then they’re gonna be like, ‘Oh, his music changed ’cause he ain’t drinking lean no more. Oh, I can hear it when he changed’…But it just be hard when your fan [are] so used to you being a certain kinda way, a certain persona. You be afraid to change.”

Mysonne Rips Future’s Mask Off And Says He’s A Fiend (Audio)

Joe Budden is an artist who has been public about his addictions and subsequent sobriety. On the subject of Future, the retired MC is not buying it. Today (January 19), The Joe Budden Podcast released its episode, “Nadaviusss?” The title is a play on Future’s given name, Nayvadius Wilburn. The podcast team also including Rory, Mal, and Parks spends a large portion of the episode discussing Future’s new release, his current place in Rap music, and his relationship with Epic in the wake of label-mate Travis Scott’s success.

“I was staying quiet while [my co-hosts] were talking about the maturation of Future. Then y’all ended [the statement] with ‘musically.’ That may be true. But in real life, we ain’t seeing no maturation from Future!” Joe says around the 73:00. The conversation moves into a series of recent comments from Future on his son’s mother (and ex-girlfriend), Ciara as well as former mentor and employer, Rocko. Ahead of 80:00, Budden then refers to Future’s interview with Rolling Stone journalist Charles Holmes. In that conversation, Future publicly reacted to one of his collaborators, 20-year-old Chicago, Illinois’ Juice WRLD telling him that him had inspired him to try lean. “When [Juice WRLD] told me that, I was like ‘Oh sh*t. What the f*ck have I done?’ It really bothered me. It bothered me a lot—more than that I thought it would bother me when he told me that. I didn’t think I’d care about that stuff. Four years ago, I probably wouldn’t have cared if he told me: ‘Oh, that was good you was drinking.’ Now it’s like, ‘Oh sh*t.’ How many other sixth-graders did I influence to drink lean?””

Bun B Has A Very Trill Conversation About Quitting Unhealthy & Deadly Habits (Video)

Budden condemns this comment from Future, especially in the wake of admitting that he withheld the fact that he no longer uses the deadly drug to his fans. “The way that my brain interprets the man that inspires an entire generation to do something, and then isn’t man enough to tell that same generation that he no longer does it…,” Joe begins, after reading Future’s quote. “The way that I interpret that kind of man; that’s not a man.” Joe then adds that this is part of the reason he declined to have Future as a guest on his show. While The Joe Budden Podcast has recently featured high-profile interviews with Pusha-T and Chance The Rapper, the host has publicly stated on the previous two episodes that he declined an appearance offer from Future’s team. “Why would I want to interview Future? I don’t respect you as a man. Ni**a! I just like your tunes. It’s a lot of that going on! A lot of you ni**as make great tunes, and y’all are trash humans. I ain’t gotta sit and talk to you. Now all of a sudden Future don’t f*ck with Joe Budden and my [fiancée, Cyn Santana] is bad, because Future wanted to do an interview with The Joe Budden Podcast, and Joe Budden didn’t want to do it.”

Further in the newly-published Rolling Stone interview, Future declined the responsibility for inspiring Juice WRLD to try lean. “Do I be mad about me being honest about me and being honest on what’s going on in the world and creating from it? And I thought about it. I can’t apologize for something that…I can’t apologize for being myself, but I do apologize if being myself caused you to act out of character,” the rapper said. Juice WRLD had told Vulture last year that Future “kinda apologized” after he told him about his influence. Juice also revealed that he too, now lives a more sober lifestyle. The two artists’ 2018 album was notably called WRLD On Drugs.

Joe Budden Had The Biggest Come Up In A Year He Was Supposed To Struggle

The podcast taped on the fourth anniversary of the death of A$AP Yams (aka Steven Rodriguez). The A$AP Mob co-founder died of a drug overdose, and had openly stated that he used both Xanax and lean. An event in his honor happened this week in Brooklyn, New York.

Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD features Travis Scott and Young Thug. Elsewhere in the podcast episode, the team discusses Royce 5’9’s “Cocaine” music video, Soulja Boy’s recent appearance on The Everyday Struggle, and the announcement of Coming To America 2 being in production.

Yesterday (January 18), rapper Future released his seventh studio album, Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD. Recently, the maturation of Future’s music has been at the forefront of many conversations in the Rap music space, especially on The Joe Budden Podcast. However, at the same time, the Dungeon Family product appears to be taking strides with the mic, his personal growth is getting called into question.

In a recent interview with Genius‘ Rob Markman, the multi-platinum Epic Records star addressed his drug use. Specifically, the 35-year-old reveals that he no longer drinks lean, a nickname for the recreational drug mixture of  codeine and promethazine. “What drives me is living every word [in my verses], and being that same way. Just being this person, being that Rock star. And it’s hard because I’d be like, damn, I don’t wanna stop it, and have a fan stop loving me,” said the artist who released two volumes of Dirty Sprite in the mid-2010s, as well as WRLD On Drugs with Juice Wrld last year. Despite reportedly quitting lean, Future’s high-profile lyrics maintained the persona of an artist with two cups in his hand. Only now is he coming clean to the public. “I didn’t wanna tell nobody I stopped drinking lean because I felt then they’re gonna be like, ‘Oh, his music changed ’cause he ain’t drinking lean no more. Oh, I can hear it when he changed’…But it just be hard when your fan [are] so used to you being a certain kinda way, a certain persona. You be afraid to change.”

Mysonne Rips Future’s Mask Off And Says He’s A Fiend (Audio)

Joe Budden is an artist who has been public about his addictions and subsequent sobriety. On the subject of Future, the retired MC is not buying it. Today (January 19), The Joe Budden Podcast released its episode, “Nadaviusss?” The title is a play on Future’s given name, Nayvadius Wilburn. The podcast team also including Rory, Mal, and Parks spends a large portion of the episode discussing Future’s new release, his current place in Rap music, and his relationship with Epic in the wake of label-mate Travis Scott’s success.

“I was staying quiet while [my co-hosts] were talking about the maturation of Future. Then y’all ended [the statement] with ‘musically.’ That may be true. But in real life, we ain’t seeing no maturation from Future!” Joe says around the 73:00. The conversation moves into a series of recent comments from Future on his son’s mother (and ex-girlfriend), Ciara as well as former mentor and employer, Rocko. Ahead of 80:00, Budden then refers to Future’s interview with Rolling Stone journalist Charles Holmes. In that conversation, Future publicly reacted to one of his collaborators, 20-year-old Chicago, Illinois’ Juice WRLD telling him that him had inspired him to try lean. “When [Juice WRLD] told me that, I was like ‘Oh sh*t. What the f*ck have I done?’ It really bothered me. It bothered me a lot—more than that I thought it would bother me when he told me that. I didn’t think I’d care about that stuff. Four years ago, I probably wouldn’t have cared if he told me: ‘Oh, that was good you was drinking.’ Now it’s like, ‘Oh sh*t.’ How many other sixth-graders did I influence to drink lean?””

Bun B Has A Very Trill Conversation About Quitting Unhealthy & Deadly Habits (Video)

Budden condemns this comment from Future, especially in the wake of admitting that he withheld the fact that he no longer uses the deadly drug to his fans. “The way that my brain interprets the man that inspires an entire generation to do something, and then isn’t man enough to tell that same generation that he no longer does it…,” Joe begins, after reading Future’s quote. “The way that I interpret that kind of man; that’s not a man.” Joe then adds that this is part of the reason he declined to have Future as a guest on his show. While The Joe Budden Podcast has recently featured high-profile interviews with Pusha-T and Chance The Rapper, the host has publicly stated on the previous two episodes that he declined an appearance offer from Future’s team. “Why would I want to interview Future? I don’t respect you as a man. Ni**a! I just like your tunes. It’s a lot of that going on! A lot of you ni**as make great tunes, and y’all are trash humans. I ain’t gotta sit and talk to you. Now all of a sudden Future don’t f*ck with Joe Budden and my [fiancée, Cyn Santana] is bad, because Future wanted to do an interview with The Joe Budden Podcast, and Joe Budden didn’t want to do it.”

Further in the newly-published Rolling Stone interview, Future declined the responsibility for inspiring Juice WRLD to try lean. “Do I be mad about me being honest about me and being honest on what’s going on in the world and creating from it? And I thought about it. I can’t apologize for something that…I can’t apologize for being myself, but I do apologize if being myself caused you to act out of character,” the rapper said. Juice WRLD had told Vulture last year that Future “kinda apologized” after he told him about his influence. Juice also revealed that he too, now lives a more sober lifestyle. The two artists’ 2018 album was notably called WRLD On Drugs.

Joe Budden Had The Biggest Come Up In A Year He Was Supposed To Struggle

The podcast taped on the fourth anniversary of the death of A$AP Yams (aka Steven Rodriguez). The A$AP Mob co-founder died of a drug overdose, and had openly stated that he used both Xanax and lean. An event in his honor happened this week in Brooklyn, New York.

Future Hndrxx Presents: The WIZRD features Travis Scott and Young Thug. Elsewhere in the podcast episode, the team discusses Royce 5’9’s “Cocaine” music video, Soulja Boy’s recent appearance on The Everyday Struggle, and the announcement of Coming To America 2 being in production.

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Jay Rock & H.E.R. React To Making Barack Obama’s Fave Songs Of ’18 List

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Top Dawg Entertainment’s Jay Rock and H.E.R. are more than pumped right now. The music acts have come forward to react to getting major co-signs from former president Barack Obama.

On Friday, both Rock and H.E.R. went to their Instagram pages to salute Obama for choosing their songs as part of his fave tracks of 2018 list.

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Look mama i made it 😩 thank you @barackobama

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A few hours ago, Barack shared a slideshow revealing his favorite 2018 songs, movies and books.

Last October, Rock and TDE’s Kendrick Lamar released their “Wow Freestyle” music video off the recently released Redemption album.

Jay Rock’s latest visual off Redemption is here. The clip for “Wow Freestyle” shows Rock and Kendrick Lamar driving around their native Los Angeles neighborhoods in between VHS filtered videos of the same images. The video follows fellow Redemption visuals “King’s Dead” featuring Future, “WIN,” “The Bloodiest,” “OSOM” featuring J. Cole, “ES Tales,” “Rotation 112th,” and “Tap Out” featuring Jeremih. It was directed by Jack Begert who previously worked with Rock on the “OSOM” and “ES Tales.” (SPIN)

A few weeks ago, Jay’s “WIN” smash single earned props as the most popular TV song in August.

Jay Rock’s hit “WIN” rules The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind and Shazam, for August, thanks to its appearance in Ballers’ season 4 opener on Aug. 12. Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are based on song and show data provided by Tunefind and ranked using a formula blending respective Shazam tags, as well as sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music during the corresponding period. (Billboard)

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