TDE Confirms Jay Rock, SZA and ScHoolboy Q Albums for 2017
Since Kendrick Lamar burst back onto the scene with back to back heaters— "The Heart Part 4" produced by Terrace Martin and the Mike Will Made-It-produced "Humble"—there's a been a lot of speculation about when his new album will drop. Most people have landed on April 7 as the release date, based on a line suggesting as much at the end of "The Heart Part 4." But TDE has some more news for fans—SZA's album is finally going to see the light of day, and so will Jay Rock's.
After a bit of public volleying with TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith about when her full-length debut, CTRL, will drop, it seems as though SZA's project (her first since 2014's Z) will arrive at some point this year, specifically after K.Dot's new one.
Next up will be ScHoolboy Q's follow up to his popular 2016 album, Blank Face, and a new, much-anticipated Jay Rock album will arrive after that. Basically, 2017 will be a busy year for the label, which arguably boasts the best talent in hip-hop.
Last year saw the release of ScHoolboy, Kendrick's "unofficial" release (which was still better than most rap albums released that year) Untitled, Unmastered and the quiet release of Isaiah Rashad's impressive, forward-leaning official debut, The Sun's Tirade.
Check out the tweets below, confirming TDE's intended schedule.