The stable of artists on TDE just got a little bit bigger. The label has announced it has officially signed Chicago rapper Lance Skiiiwalker as the latest addition to its roster, which includes the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Jay Rock, to name just a few. The announcement was actually teased out about a week and a half ago, with many of the label's biggest names tweeting out a single "?" at Skiiiwalker's handle.
. @skiiiwalker ?— Kendrick Lamar (@kendricklamar) May 11, 2016
. @skiiiwalker ?— ScHoolboy Q (@ScHoolBoyQ) May 11, 2016
. @skiiiwalker ?— Jay Rock (@jayrock) May 11, 2016
. @skiiiwalker ?— Ab-Soul (@abdashsoul) May 11, 2016
. @skiiiwalker ?— SZA (@sza) May 11, 2016
In a press release put out by TDE, the label's president Dave Free revealed that he has high hopes for Skiiiwalker's future success. "Lance Skiiiwalker is going to be such a breakthrough artist for this generation," Free wrote. "He challenges the traditional format of today's music, adding another layer to TDE's unique roster."
For those that don't know, Skiiiwalker has already been linked to a number of TDE artists already. He actually made three different appearances as a guest on Jay Rock's last album 90059, including on the title track, "Telegram," and "Money Trees Deuce." He was also featured on Kendrick Lamar's last album untitled.unmastered, showing up on the song "Untitled 4." Currently, he's in the midst of working on his own debut record, tentatively titled Introverted Intuition.
Check out his latest song "Speed" below.