Kendrick Lamar And SZA To Headline TDE: 'The Championship Tour'
As if making big moves in both the movie and sports industry wasn't enough, TDE is about to take over the music scene with their first ever label tour.
On Monday, TDE took to their official Instagram to announce the exciting news. The label shared a photo of tour dates as well as the lineup for the show.
"@TopDawgEnt PRESENTS: THE CHAMPIONSHIP TOUR," TDE wrote.
Top Dawg Entertainment's elite roster will kick off their multi-city tour on May 4th in Vancouver before venturing to cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Chicago and will close out in Pittsburgh on June 16.
Tickets will go on sale to the general pubic on Friday, Jan 26, at noon. Those that are American Express card members can purchase tickets in select cities from 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan 23 until 12 p.m. Thursday. Jan 25.
Top Dawg Entertainment
TDE is a record label that was founded in 2004 by CEO, Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith. Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Lance Skiiiwalker and SIR all help to complete TDE.
While Tiffith has had much success with TDE's artist Kendrick Lamar and SZA. The record producer has also produced for rappers such as, The Game and Juvenile.
In 2003, Tiffith found Lamar, who went by K-Dot at the time and had just released his first mixtape. In 2005, he signed another California based rapper, Jay Rock, which later led him to sign join venture deals with Warner Bros and Asylum Records.
Fast forward to 2018 and Tiffith along with Kendrick Lamar will be producing the soundtrack for one of the Marvel's most highly anticipated movies, Black Panther.
TDE Takes Over
Labelmates Kendrick Lamar and SZA dominated 2017 with the release of their albums, Damn and Ctrl.
Damn has earned Lamar seven nominations at the 2018 Grammy Awards, two of which are, Best Rap Album and Album of the Year. This is also the rapper's third time consecutive album to be nominated for the awards.
While SZA is up for five nominations including, Best New Artist, Best R&B Performance and Best Urban Contemporary Album for Ctrl.
As TDE creates the soundtrack for Black Panther, the Lamar and SZA are also featured on the soundtrack with a song called, "All the Stars." The song is currently available to stream on iTunes and Tidal.