Introducing Top Dawg Ent(ertainment)

Introducing Top Dawg Ent(ertainment)

Top Dawg Ent is better known as T.D.E, a group of young artist including ScHoolBoy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, Isaiah Rashad, and Sza. Most people know of Kendrick Lamar but pay no attention to the fact that he is in a group, along with the other artist I listed. Kendrick just recently released his album To Pimp a Butterfly. What is the most interesting about his album is at the end of each song seems to be a part of a poem. After his one song “Alright,” he says “I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence, sometimes I did the same, abusing my power full of resentment, resentment that turned to a deep depression. found myself screaming in the hotel room, I didn’t wanna self destruct, the evils of lucy all around me, so I went running for answers.” Most people know Kendrick as a lyrical genius, and his album struck me on so many levels. Yet one of my favorite songs of his would have to be either “Look Out for Detox,” or “Cartoons and Cereal.”

ScHoolBoy Q is another amazing artist on T.D.E, his personality strikes me as mellow and carefree, his album Habits & Contradictions has a variety of mellow and upbeat music such as in my opinion the best song “sacrilegious.”  The beat is so mellow yet constant, it makes you wanna dance, but also lie and bed and think about life. Ab-Soul’s These days, was very meaningful to me, especially “Gods Reign” ft. Sza, and “Closure.” While Isaiah Rashad’s Cilvia Demo was everything combined in one, from “Modest”, to “Webbie Flow” (U Like), and “Ronnie Drake” ft Sza, was so calm, yet made me want to sit on a beach or drive around in Florida. Jay Rock’s album Black Friday was everything expected from “Finest Hour” to “Code Red.” Which brings me to Sza, the singer, her music is always so mellow, and something I could listen to whatever mood I may be in, from some of her well known songs like “Child’s play”, to something not many people have heard like “Bed” –either way all her music is worth the listen.