With Christmas just around the corner, Top Dawg Entertainment has announced the lineup for its annual Christmas concert.
Like every year, the TDE Christmas concert will also include a toy drive and this year’s show features a number of big names. While Kendrick Lamar, SZA, ScHoolboy and the rest of the TDE crew are expected to make appearances, Rihanna and E-40 will also be on hand to perform.
“🎶 Schest nuts roash-ting on a open fyah… Jack Frossh nipping from your nosehhhh 🎶 @rihanna @E40 #TDEXMAS17,” tweeted Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith. The event takes place on Thursday (Dec. 21) at Nickerson Gardens in Los Angeles. Gates open at 12 p.m. According to a video promoting the event, “any and all donations” will be accepted and admission is free with an unwrapped gift.
TDE President Dave Free has previously discussed the importance of the concert and toy drive, telling MTV News in 2015, “In cities like Watts, Compton and South Central, a lot of these kids don’t get to leave their neighborhoods. They don’t get to go to these shows. They don’t have the resources, money or opportunities to be in these environments, to be submerged in music, culture and different elements. To me, that’s an important thing. That’s what I see in all these families, in their faces, that excitement.”
Free also spoke about the importance of holding the event in the projects, saying if it were to be held in Beverly Hills, Calif., it would be difficult for the children to get comfortable.