Kendrick Lamar album September 2014

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.

Above is an excerpt from Billboard’s cover story with Kendrick Lamar & Schoolboy Q. While I certainly expect a K. Dot album sometime this year (2 years after his debut), the pessimistic side of me is saying that the label’s ambitious goals may fall the way of delay. C’mon guys, we’ve all seen it before. But more power to TDE if they pull it off — including that Black Hippy album. They’re right on track with Oxymoron this past Tuesday.