TDE President, Punch, Discusses Kendrick Lamar’s Departure From The Label

Written by on February 20, 2022

Prime Dawg Leisure President Punch mentioned Kendrick Lamar’s departure from the record label throughout a current interview with Mic. Punch clarified that Lamar is a “grown man” now and is able to “construct his personal factor.”

“I don’t even know if I might describe it that approach as prepared to depart, as extra so able to construct his personal factor. That’s a grown man proper now. We watched him develop from a young person up into a longtime grown man, a businessman, and one of many biggest artists of all time. So how lengthy do you truly be signed up below any individual? It’s been virtually 20 years. So it’s time to maneuver on and check out new issues and enterprise out,”

TDE, Punch, Kendrick
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Punch additionally mirrored on the group Black Hippy and admitted he regrets not with the ability to put collectively an album with all of the artists concerned.

“We undoubtedly needed to do a Black Hippy album. However it was such a studying expertise for us, all the things was new. The timing by no means actually panned out. When one man can be recording his album, one other man can be on tour. All people was by no means in the identical timeframe. So we didn’t need to maintain again; we needed to maintain going and simply push additional into their particular person careers. In hindsight, I want I might’ve pushed the Black Hippy album extra. That was at all times my aim, personally. You would need to ask all people individually to see if that’s what their aim was.”

Lamar introduced that his upcoming album will be his last with TDE again in August 2021.


Supply: HotNewHipHop

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