Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q weighed in on who they feel is their biggest threat when it comes to rapping.
According to Kendrick, label mate Jay Rock is his biggest competition when it comes to rapping.
“Rock always been big brother, Rock always had that ‘urrgh.’ So when we got on the mic with Rock, you already know what time it is,” Kendrick told MTV News of the collaborations between him and his TDE label mates Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and Schoolboy Q. “You gotta do what you gotta do, because he’s gonna smash it and I’m glad that the world is finally recognizing it because he is a problem for sure.” “We competitive. We’re so competitive in the studio we would sit there and really go at, so going at it on the outside skirts — people that’s outside of the family, that’s nothing because we’re really going in on each other inside there,” Lamar said of the group’s internal motivations. (MTV)
Schoolboy Q agreed with Kendrick and added that Rock pretty much started TDE.
Before Kendrick became rap’s it-guy, it was Jay Rock who helped to build Top Dawg Entertainment. “I honestly feel Rock — he probably himself feels like he’s the underdog or something,” Schoolboy Q said. “We look at him as the n—a that started it up, gave us our starter kit, introduced to the game. [He] brought us places and took us on the road; we didn’t go on the road until we went with him.” (MTV)