(AllHipHop News) Top Dawg Entertainment has released a few of the most critically acclaimed music projects of the past 2 years from all their members and their Voltron-esque group Black Hippy is the centerpiece. The group, consisting of Kendrick Lamar, Ab Soul, Schoolboy Q and Jay Rock will appear on the October 29th issue of XXL Magazine.
The cover story will feature insight on the rising popularity of the Black Hippy group as well as each individual artist’s rise to prominence. One rapper of group, Kendrick Lamar, has already ascended past his group mates with a platinum single (“Swimming Pool”), classic platinum-selling debut album (good kid mAAd city) and an industry shaking verse (“Control”) in one year.
The title of the cover was “Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy”, a title that Another one of the Black Hippy members, Ab Soul, has taken issue with:
If y’all keep printing “Kendrick Lamar & Black Hippy” I will remove myself from the group. Thanks.
— ab-soul (@abdashsoul) October 16, 2013
Ab Soul released his highly acclaimed mixtape Control System in 2012 and was scheduled to release a collaborative project with JMSN entitled Unit 6. The album was completed but shelved due to their “management couldn’t see eye to eye,” Soul told XXL in August. He just recently announced he’s finished a project with TDE in-house engineer Ali:
— ab-soul (@abdashsoul) October 14, 2013