It's been a banner year for Top Dawg Entertainment. The Cali-based start-up, that hosts such talents as Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, ScHooLBoy Q, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad and SZA, may be preparing for a 2014 takeover with albums from each member on the roster.
Top Dawg CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith tweeted:
— dangeroo kipawaa TDE (@dangerookipawaa) December 22, 2013
While Kendrick has reaped the most benefits from the team, bagging seven Grammy nominations for his highly praised debut good kid, m.A.A.d. city and serving as an opener for Kanye West on his Yeezus tour, labelmate ScHooLBoy Q experienced several pushbacks before announcing the release date of his Oxymoron LP on Feb. 25.
TDE also became the center of a controversial storm earlier this year when GQ's cover story on K.Dot rubbed the camp the wrong way.
"This week, Kendrick Lamar was named one of GQ's 2013 Men Of The Year, an honor that should have been celebrated as a milestone in his career and for the company," Tiffith said in a statement. "Instead, the story, written by Steve Marsh, put myself and my company in a negative light. Marsh's story was more focused on what most people would see as drama or bs. To say he was "surprised at our discipline" is completely disrespectful."
Lamar was then pulled out of his performance from GQ's MOTY party the following week.
Still, with six albums in the queue, Top Dawg may be eyeing for the top spot in the new year after all.