2017 was a banner year for Top Dawg Entertainment, and to celebrate, the West Coast record label is taking its elite roster of hip-hop talent on the road this summer for The Championship Tour. This will be the first time ever the whole TDE camp is on the road together, including Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, Isaiah Rashad, Lance Skiiiwalker and Sir. No matter how much collectivism is stressed, the standout and the talk of the tour will undoubtedly be Lamar, who has redefined what it means to be a superstar rapper in the 21st century. In 2017, Lamar released DAMN., his fourth studio album, and shook up the country with its complex dialogues on God, fear, lust, pride, loyalty and of course being humble. The album earned plenty of accolades, including Grammy Awards and Juno Awards, but Lamar’s ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize for music will always set him apart from his contemporaries as he became the first winner who’s not a classical or jazz musician. The Pulitzer championed the work for its “affecting vignettes capturing the complexity of modern African-American life.” The Championship Tour isn’t just a victory lap for Lamar — it’s a victory lap for SZA, whose debut studio album achieved platinum status and several Grammy nominations, and the entirety of the formidable TDE empire.