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Kendrick Lamar and Black Hippy Will 'Likely' Release Albums This Year

At the end of last year, CEO Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith claiming 2014 as TDE's own, promising six new albums aka a "take over." Two and a half months and two albums -- Isaiah Rashad's Cilvia and ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron, which is projected to debut at No. 1 on Billboard 200 next week -- later, he's not backing down.

Speaking with Billboard, Tiffith again promised a whole host of TDE albums-- including a new one from Kendrick. He said the anticipated follow-up to 2012's good kid, m.A.A.d city will drop in September. TDE president Dave Free sweetened the deal, chiming in that we'll "likely" see that mythical Black Hippy -- Lamar, Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul -- album before year's end as well.

In 2014, TDE hopes to lock and load its most ambitious slate of releases: Rashad and the label’s first nonrap signing, New Jersey-based female singer-songwriter SZA, will be coming with albums, as will original team members Jay Rock and Ab-Soul. Meanwhile, Free thinks the long-awaited debut from Black Hippy – the supergroup featuring Lamar, Q, Rock and Ab-Soul – is likely to appear in 2014; Tiffith indicates that TDE is planning to release a new Lamar album this coming September, too.

Just wait on it. For more on Black Hippy and TDE's beginnings, revisit Noz's 2012 story.

Kendrick Lamar and Black Hippy Will 'Likely' Release Albums This Year