It was only a matter of time.
Although he’s technically not a rapper signed to the label, Top Dawg Entertainment’s co-president Punch has proven himself to be a consistent threat on the microphone as well as the boardroom. Having already worked with Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock), Terrence Henderson was originally slated to appear on K. Dot’s acclaimed GRAMMY winner To Pimp A Butterfly: instead, that song would wind up as “untitled 05 | 09.21.2014” on his recently-revealed untitled unmastered.
Punch recently spoke to Billboard Magazine, and while speaking on the usual subjects he would go on to mention this:
“I think I’mma do a project for sure,” Punch recently told Billboard over the phone. “I think I’m going to finally finish it because I write a lot and I record every so often. I think I’m just gonna go ahead and knock it out at this point.
“I’m starting to get that itch more and more,” he continues. “Before, it was like, ‘OK, I write a little bit, I can rap. Let me put it down for fun, it’s cool.’ At this point, it’s starting to turn into a burning. I really want to do it now.”
In a sense, this perhaps could be perceived as one of the “new artist” releases TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith was referring to when he unveiled a sneak peek of the label’s 2016 plans. Either way, fans will likely be excited by the news.