Fans of TDE are anxiously awaiting the label’s next project, which most hope will be that of SZA’s – as we’ve waited quite some time for it. However, the label’s CEO, Top Dawg, isn’t pressed that it [likely] won’t be dropping in 2016, and tells anxious fans that they can cool it, as TDE already gave us 6 projects this year. Wait, 6?

Well there’s ScHoolboy Q’s Blankface, Kendrick Lamar’s untitled, unmastered, Ab-Soul’s DWTW, Isaiah Rashad’s The Sun’s Tirade and even Lance Skiiiwalker’s Introverted Intuition. Earlier this year, when Top Dawg revealed the status of all TDE projects, he’d revealed that there were two new signees – “John Doe 1” and “John Doe 2” – and one of those ended up being Lance. It appears the other has that sixth TDE album that dropped this year, but who could it be?

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Reddit fans are dishing out their theories, and they mainly fall between SiR from Inglewood, Kemba from the Bronx or Kembe X from Chicago. On why it could be SiR:

  • He released an EP this year
  • He was on Isaiah’s The Sun’s Tirade album AND Jay Rock’s 90059
  • Kendrick tweeted out his EP

On why it could be Kembe X:

  • Kembe tweeted “TDE” followed by a picture of him on Twitter with the TDE chain back in June
  • Kembe is managed by Top Dawg’s son, Moosa
  • He released a project over the summer

On why it could be Kemba:

  • Kendrick brought him on stage earlier this month in NYC
  • He also released a project this year

Hmm! Any other ideas? Top Dawg says we’ll find out in 2017, so hopefully it’s sooner than later!