Kendrick Lamar Performs During Half Time For The 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship Game

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Top Dawg Entertainment continues to rise above the perception that it’s just an everyday record label in 2018. The home of current music heavyweights Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and SZA, and rising upstarts Isaiah Rashad, SiR, and Lance Skiiiwalker, TDE has been one of the most prominent music imprints for some time now, and it’s currently looking to take over other areas of popular culture.

Aside from curating the soundtrack for the upcoming film Black Panther, TDE has entered the sports agency realm as well, by establishing a sports division extension within the company. The division will be handling and managing the careers of select athletes, starting with former LSU running back and potential 2017 NFL first-round draft pick Derrius Guice, who made the announcement of the new venture.


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Always known for getting to the music, TDE came out of nowhere to announce “TDE: The Championship Tour,” featuring the label’s diverse lineup for summer 2018. Headlined by Kendrick, SZA, and ScHoolboy, the tour will host the entire TDE roster—although there is a noticeable omission of Isaiah Rashad— starting in May and ending in June. Shows will hit the U.S. and Canada, and select dates will be made available for pre-sale for American Express customers. Check out the full list of dates below.

  • May 04 Vancouver, BC* Rogers Arena
  • May 05 Seattle, WA White River Amphitheatre
  • May 06 Portland, OR Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
  • May 08 Oakland, CA* Oracle Arena
  • May 10 Los Angeles, CA* The Forum
  • May 13 San Diego, CA Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
  • May 14 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
  • May 15 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
  • May 17 Dallas, TX Starplex Pavilion
  • May 18 Austin, TX Austin360 Amphitheater
  • May 19 Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Presented by Huntsman
  • May 22 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • May 23 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre
  • May 25 Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
  • May 26 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
  • May 27 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
  • May 29 New York, NY* Madison Square Garden
  • May 30 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
  • Jun 01 Bristow, VA (DC) Jiffy Lube Live
  • Jun 02 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium
  • Jun 03 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
  • Jun 05 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
  • Jun 07 Hartford, CT XFINITY Theatre
  • Jun 08 Philadelphia, PA BB&T Pavilion
  • Jun 09 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
  • Jun 12 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
  • Jun 13 Detroit, MI* DTE Energy Music Theatre
  • Jun 15 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
  • Jun 16 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion