Are Kendrick Lamar and SZA about to become free agents? Maybe so. According to a new report from Hits Daily Double, Lamar and SZA each only have one album left to deliver before they’re out of their label deals with Interscope and RCA, respectively.
The rest of the TDE roster is a bit scattered. ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock are currently releasing through Interscope, while Isaiah Rashad, Ab-Soul, Reason, and Lance Skiiiwalker are solely under the Top Dawg Entertainment umbrella.
It would be logical to conclude that TDE would want all of their artists under one label roof. As HDD questioned: “Will the Kendrick and SZA deals be shopped separately from the label deal or as part of a gigantic package?” We have to assume there is a high likelihood the answer is one package but only if the price is right. Recall the fantastic split SZA procured for her RCA deal.
DJBooth reached out to Punch for comment, to which he replied: “No comment.”
Reading the tea leaves here, labels better get their checkbooks ready.
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