Author: Anthony Ward
TDE’s artist Isaiah Rashad released his debut album ,The Sun’s Tirade, last Thursday to rave reviews.
Since signing to TDE, Rashad, who Kendrick Lamar co-signed, has proved that he is worth it.
Rashad, who hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee has been putting in work since hitting the scene in 2009.
Starting in 2011, he opened for hometown rappers Juicy J and Project Pat, toured with Smoke DZA and Joey Bada$$ while recording and releasing his own material on Soundcloud with help from MF Doom and Flying Lotus.
His hard work soon paid off as he caught the attention of Kendrick Lamar, who signed Rashad to TDE.
In 2013, he rhymed on the BET Cypher, where his lyricism and metaphor helped him expand his audience.
He soon followed this up with his debut mixtape Clivia Demo, which garnered critical and commercial appraise.
The Sun’s Tirade is definitely worth the appraise, and Isaiah Rashid shows why he is one of Hip Hop’s best and brightest.
After releasing two singles off the album last august, Rashad released the song Free Lunch on August 7th.
The video itself has over 500,000 views as of September 3rd, and is steadily rising. What makes Isaiah Rashad such a special MC is not only is style, but his ability to switch up.
Free Lunch, the 3rd single off of The Sun’s Tirade finds Rashad speaking about his mind, as well as his thoughts on life in general.
The first song off The Sun’s Tirade, Wat’s Wrong, which features Kendrick Lamar, finds both of them battling their emotions.
On the fourth single Silkk da Shocka, Rashad breaks down what loves mean to him, and how leaving her.
The title also pays homage to New Orleans rapper Silkk The Shocker, who Rashad draws inspiration from.
On Stuck in the mud, Rashad calls on SZA for vocal help, and finds Rashad looking at the ups and downs of life even through all his success.
After listening to The Sun’s Tirade from beginning to end, it’s the best album I’ve heard this year.
Isaiah Rashad has no problem letting you into his thoughts and who he is.
On The Sun’s Tirade, Rashad has found his voice, and its clear he is using it to speak his mind.
Now that he is finished, Rashad is currently on tour to promote his album, so this is only the beginning for Rashad.