Kendrick Lamar: 'I'm Proud' of Punch's New Music

Kendrick Lamar, Punch

Kendrick Lamar: 'I'm Proud' of Punch's New Music

President of TDE drops "Untitled" and "25" featuring K Dot.

Published January 16, 2015

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.”

No word yet if the songs will place anywhere other than online, but apparently TDE could drop a whole collection of "untitled" tracks. (Word to Nas.)

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Written by BET-Staff


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