Isaiah Rashad’s interview with the Fader.
TDE new comer performed at Fader’s West Coast magazine release party and sat down to talk about his upcoming tape, Civilia,being a new artist, and TDE’s CEO’s decision to pull Kendrick Lamar from GQ performance:
"As far as like the GQ cover, I had to go read it myself, afterwards. Like, I didn’t know anything about it—I didn’t know [Kendrick] made GQ of the year until like it happened. I hit him up when it happened like, Yo, congrats or whatever. I guess as far as the way they like personified the label or whatever, I definitely agree with Top on the decision to pull it. I agree with him. It isn’t the best personification of us right now. I don’t wanna like, be that guy, but I don’t like how black people are covered in the media period… I would think in 2013 going into 2014 with everything going along, it wouldn’t be so—people just wouldn’t say some of the things that they say. Like as an editor of some stuff, you should be wise enough or conscious enough about what’s going on, about whatever change that people want to put into place is supposed to be active, and you’re not supposed to let certain shit slide. As an editor, you’re supposed to recognize, you’re supposed to be the one to [say] this isn’t right, people are gonna be offended by this, people aren’t gonna like this. Especially if it’s like some public shit.”