Cue the dancing all up in the videos (we kid, we kid). Top Dawg Entertainment's president, Punch is back in the studio, much to Kendrick Lamar's contentment.
“Punch [has] always been a crazy lyricist, aside from being a pioneer in the company,” Kendrick told MTV News. “He always had the knack for music and that’s what inspires the actual company."
Top Dawg — or TDE as it's become affectionately known — consists of Kendrick, ScHoolboy Q (both of whom picked up Grammy nods with their debut albums), Jay Rock, Ab-Soul (the four of them make up Black Hippy), Isaiah Rashad and SZA.
Punch, low key, has been releasing his own music, too, for a while now. Most recently, two tracks emerged, "25" featuring Kendrick and "Untitled."
"I was taught never trust a n**a far as you can see him/ teach a n**a how to fish, as opposed to try and feed him/ look a man in his eyes, that's the best way to read him/ 'cause faces they change, but point of views remain," he spits on the former.
“We’ve seen this a long time ago, [it's been] 10 years in the making,” Kendrick continued. “So him going out there and not being afraid to put these crazy records out — that we’ve been telling him [to] — it’s actually an achievement and I’m proud of it. Because talent, you can’t hide that.”
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