Over the past few years, TDE has become one of the most exciting labels in music. Kendrick Lamar threw open the door, and his label-mates burst through, scattering to dominate a variety of genres: Schoolboy Q, SZA, Isaiah Rashad, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and newcomer Lance Skiiiwalker are all carving out and dominating decidedly different lanes.
But these artists are all coming from the same place: TDE's leadership and production team has been consistent throughout their ascent. And with new albums from SZA and Ab-Soul coming soon, it doesn't look like they're going to slow down any time soon. So if you care about the future of music, you should get familiar with TDE. Unless, of course, you already are: