If you’ve been a fan of this Hip Hop thing as long as we have, you’re aware of the undeniable imprint that Top Dawg Entertainment has made in the culture. Back in 2003, when a 15 year old Kendrick Lamar was relatively unknown outside of Compton, Anthony Tiffith signed him to his new label off of the strength of his debut mixtape. Slowly but surely, more artists like Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab Soul came around and the movement began catching steam. By the time the 2010s came around, TDE was a dominant force on the Hip Hop scene. The roster had it all, and the best part about it was how organic it all came together. The other day, Kendrick Lamar announced that his next album would be his last with TDE. It got us thinking back to some classic moments along the way. It’s an end of an era for sure, but we know even better things are ahead. Here’s 5 moments during Kendrick Lamar’s TDE era that live in our head, rent free.