Kendrick Lamar severs ties with TDE to start his own music label

Kendrick Lamar severs ties with TDE to start his own music label

- World-famous rapper Kendrick Lamar has reportedly left his record label, Top Dog Entertainment

- Lamar is rumoured to have left TDE in order to start and build his own record label which will be called pgLang

- The internet is buzzing with theories about what happened behind the scenes in order for Lamar to have made the move

Kendrick Lamar, world-famous American rapper, has reportedly left his record label with hopes of starting his own one. The artist was signed to Top Dog Entertainment but a rumour was leaked online that the rapper had left in order to start his own label and call it pgLang.

The DAMN artist is credited with rights on the website for pgLang but the online rumours about the real reason Lamar left have had the internet buzzing. TDE's president took to social media to cryptically address the rumours but only said that they travel faster than the truth.

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This did nothing to quash the chatter happening on the internet, with many speculating that there was more going on behind the scenes that would have pushed Lamar to the edge.

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Kendrick Lamar showing off his skills which he will no doubt bring to his new venture. Image: Kendrick Lamar/Getty Images Source: Getty Images
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pgLang is self-described as being a collective of multilingual creatives who will tell stories through music, TV, film and books. The label is also set to include Baby Keem, Murder District and Jorja Smith.

Kendrick Lamar left Top Dog and took collaborator Dave Free with him. The company was registered in March 2020 but the internet's rumour mill is churning about who and what they will sign next.

In other music industry news, reported on the announcement of Master KG, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small getting nominated for an MTV music award. All three artists have been nominated for the chance to add some international awards bling to their collections. The three Mzansi favourites have been nominated for the MTV Europe Awards in the category of Best African Act.

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The winner of the same category from last year, Burna Boy, is nominated alongside the three South Africans. Since the category is from all of Africa, there are some other nations being represented too. Our local musicians are accompanied by Rema from Nigeria, Sheebah from Uganda and Gaz Mawete, who hails from the DRC.

Nominees for other awards on the night include superstars from around the world. Lady Gaga bagged the most nominations with seven in total and Korean group BTS tied with Justin Bieber for their five nods.


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