A few days before his headliner appearance at Day N Vegas this weekend, it was announced that rapper Kendrick Lamar has a new business manager. According to a report by HitsDailyDouble, the co-founder of pgLang is working with Anthony Saleh, who is highly respected in the music industry as Nas’ longtime manager.

While preparing his upcoming studio album, which he announced will be his last offering as part of his deal with Top Dawg Entertainment, Kendrick is making a change in his entourage by hiring Anthony Saleh as his new manager.


Craig Barritt/Getty Images — Co-founder of QueensBridge Venture Partners Anthony Saleh speaks onstage at The New Yorker TechFest 2016 on October 7, 2016

The low-key announcement was made as Kendrick’s upcoming festival appearance was hyped, writing, “Kendrick’s new manager touts hip-hop superstar’s first US live show in years with massive engagement in Vegas. Put it all on the K.Dot.”

TIDAL’s Chief Content Officer Elliott Wilson confirmed the news, writing, “I didn’t realize my husband Anthony Saleh @Dude_Br0 was in charge of Kendrick Lamar. Wow. Big moves. Congratulations.”

With this news, it remains unclear about Dave Free’s role in Kendrick’s career. They work together as the co-founders of pgLang, but fans wonder if Free will take on leadership roles now that Saleh’s workforce is revealed.


Image via HNHH — Kendrick Lamar performs

Many believe that since this is Kendrick’s first US appearance in years, the rapper could make an album announcement at Day N Vegas. Do you think we’ll get some big news this weekend?

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