Isaiah Rashad‘s tenure at Top Dawg Entertainment was nearly over before it even started.
After signing to TDE in 2013, he released his first project on the label Cilvia Demo to critical acclaim. Thrust into the spotlight, Rashad would join ScHoolboy Q on tour, but would sadly develop alcohol and drug issues (something he chronicled in a recent sit-down with Juan Epstein). Effectively “put on the bench,” Zay would almost get dropped from the label… multiple times.
Now, after handing out some “Free Lunch” at “Park,” the Chattanooga native is releasing his debut long-player, The Sun’s Tirade. At 17 tracks, Tirade is buoyed by contributions from Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, SZA, SiR, Mike WiLL Made It, Cam O’bi, D. Sanders, J. Antydote, and more. With a clear head and even clearer path, the world is his.
Highlighted by “Wat’s Wrong” with Kendrick Lamar and Zacari, The Sun’s Tirade is available now on iTunes.