Oh, and Top Dawg called the house too. I guess they want you and Dave to come to the studio. But look, you take that music business serious, and put out something me and your dad can step to. Shit, you know we from Chicago, you know that's what we do
She let’s him know that TDE had called when he was away, and wants him and Dave to come to the studio — Dave being Dave Free, Kendrick’s manager.
They met when they were in the 10th grade (around this time). Dave Free is now the president of TDE. Him and Kendrick joined TDE at the same time; he’s the one who introduced Kendrick to Top Dawg.
She goes on to tell him to take his music and his craft seriously, to make some music she and his father can dance to; they’re from the birthplace of much of rock music.
Ironically his parents moved away from Chicago to get away from the gang violence, as his father was involved with the Black Disciples. Little did they know Compton was just more of the same thing.
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