I first heard Isaiah Rashad‘s name a few months back when it was believed this young MC was signed to the prestigious label, Top Dawg Entertainment. Rap is my favorite genre of music and in my opinion, Top Dawg Entertainment is giving Bad Boy and Death Row a run for their money. The man we all thing of when we hear TDE, Kendrick Lamar, needs no introduction as this mix tape phenom transformed in to rap legend with the release of Good Kid M.A.A.D. City last October. Other members of TDE include Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and the newest member, SZA. Each member of TDE has a certain niche within the group; Kendrick Lamar has taken the crown as “best rapper alive” and is seen by many as hip-hop’s martyr, Schoolboy Q is the hustlin’ partyboy of the group, Ab-Soul is the lyrical genius behind TDE who has more conscious raps usually pertaining to third eye vision, Jay Rock has been the slowest to come up with his coke slangin’, gangster mentality, and finally SZA, who has yet to release any material since her joining with TDE.
Although there has not been an official statement about Isaiah Rashad and TDE, I think it’s safe to assume this young talent is in fact a part of TDE. This song was retweeted by the members of TDE, and is the first song he’s put out since rumors first surfaced about Isaiah Rashad and TDE. When I first saw his soundcloud, he has only a few thousand followers, but now he has over 50,000. This is the first song to be released since I first heard of Isaiah a few months back, and I’m down with it. Keep an eye on this young Chattanooga, TN rapper.