Schoolboy Q

Billbaord

Billbaord

Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy snubs were undoubtedly disappointing, but they’re not stopping TDE from trying to conquer 2014. Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron was released last week week and is slated to debut at no. 1. And that’s just the first of my many new albums from the crew.

Q and Lamar cover the latest issue of Billboard and TDE reveals plans to release several albums this year in the cover story. The label is eying a September release date for the follow up to Lamar’s critically acclaimed good kid, m.A.A.d. city and also plans to release albums from Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, SZA, Isaiah Rashad and Black Hippy (Lamar, Q, Rock and Ab-Soul).

The indie label is out to prove Lamar isn’t the only successful act in their arsenal and, if these new releases go as planned, I don’t think that will be too hard.

Counterpoint

Counterpoint

The rumors were true, again!

Outkast is set to headline Counterpoint festival this year! The festival takes place in Kingston Downs, Georgia from April 25-27.

Foster the People, J. Cole, Janelle Monae, Chance the Rapper, Run the Jewels, Schoolboy Q, Rich Homie Quan and Deep Cotton are just a few of the artists set to perform during the three-day festival.

There is no way I can miss this show! Are you planning to attend?

If you don’t live in Georgia and still want to see Outkast, the duo is playing 40 festivals this year, including Coachella and Governors Ball.

BET

BET has announced The BET Experience, a 3 day celebration from June 28-30, leading up to the BET Awards. The event will kick off with The Mrs. Carter World Tour, when Beyonce plays in L.A. at the Staples Center. Following Beyonce’s concert, Erykah Badu will play at Club Nokia.

On June 29 , Kendrick Lamar, Miguel, Snoop Lion and SchoolBoy Q will perform at the Staples Center, followed by another show at Club Nokia, this time with The Roots.

Lastly, The Jacksons, New Edition, and R. Kelly will play at the Staples Center on June 30, followed by the last Club Nokia show with Kirk Franklin.

The BET Awards will take place on July 1 at the Nokia Theatre.

Tickets go on sale on Feb. 11.

What do you think about the lineups?

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