Kendrick Lamar had one of the best years ever in 2013. Since releasing his instant classic, good kid, m.A.A.d city, in 2012, the Compton rap god has nabbed seven Grammy nominations, landed a coveted GQ Man of the Year cover and ruffled a few fitteds with his controversial “Control” verse. Remember?
The scariest part? This is only the beginning. Under the leadership of Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith, the lyrically intimidating camp that Kendrick rolls with has plenty of dogs ready to bite this year. Here are 5 reasons why the rest of Top Dog Entertainment will eat in 2014. —Samantha Kennedy