Year Formed: 2009
Group Leader: Kendrick Lamar
Other Members: ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock
Notable Upcoming Release(s): good kid, m.A.A.d city (Kendrick Lamar)
Black Hippy offers four artists with a wide range of talents. Officially becoming a collective in 2009, Top Dawg Entertainment grew together and will be seeing big money together, too. After signing a joint venture deal between TDE and Interscope Records/Aftermath Entertainment, the group is growing beyond their indie roots.
The Top Dawg camp already has highly praised 2012 releases under their belt, including ScHoolboy Q’s Habits & Contradictions and Ab-Soul’s Control System. Kendrick Lamar will look to continue the group’s streak when he releases one of this year’s most anticipated albums, good kid, m.A.A.d city in October.