TDE’s disapproval of GQ ‘s Kendrick Lamar cover story and their boycott of the magazine’s 2013 Man Of The Year party remains as a hot topic in the hip-hop community. While many agree with Top Dawg’s stance, the debate rages on. In response to TDE’s official statement, GQ editor-in-chief, Jim Nelson has spoken out, but VIBE wanted to know how hip-hop influencers feel about the matter. Read both TDE and GQ’s official statements as well as commentary from the rap blogosphere below. The official statement from TDE’s CEO Punch reads as follows: In 2004, I founded Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) with the goal of providing a home for west coast artists and a platform for these artists to express themselves freely and to give their music to the world.
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November 20th, 2013 JJ Thomas Radio