Kendrick Lamar Brings Out Isaiah Rashad To Perform "Free Lunch" AT FYF Fest
Kendrick Lamar & Isaiah Rashad
Isaiah Rashad is the next member of the TDE roster to drop an album, so it was only right that Kendrick Lamar gave him some stage time at his FYF Festival performance this weekend. Rashad came out to perform his single, "Free Lunch," feeding off the energy of Kendrick's enthusiatic hype man role-playing, as he ferociously spat his bars. It was surely the introduction to Rashad to some of the more casual rap fans in the audience, and it's hard to believe they weren't convinced to look into the rapper when they got home that night.
Isaiah Rashad "Free Lunch" Video
Three days ago, TDE's Isaiah Rashad finally hit the fans with new music after taking some time away from the scene. The Chattanooga MC dropped off "Free Lunch," and this record, paired with a tweet from TDE's President Dave Free, has most of us thinking that Isaiah will be next from the Top Dawg camp to drop a project.
Here's A Clip Of A New Isaiah Rashad Song
Last month, Top Dawg shared details of the release schedule for TDE in 2016, promising that all 6 of the label's current artists would be dropping projects. When fans doubted him, he silenced the naysayers by dropping Kendrick Lamar's untitled. unmastered., so the rest can't be too far behind.
Jay Rock, Ab-Soul & Isaiah Rashad Give Back To The People Of Skid Row
It's no secret that TDE is one of the most charitable labels in hip-hop. Around Christmastime, the entire roster headed to the Nickerson Garden Projects in Watts, where both Jay Rock and Anthony Tiffith (the CEO) grew up, for the label's annual holiday concert and toy giveaway.
Isaiah Rashad "Smile" Video
After Isaiah Rashad's new single "Smile" leaked yesterday, he officially dropped it at midnight last night, and today he continues to push it out with a brand new music video. Directed by Panerama, the "Smile" video takes after Jay Rock's "The Ways" video in that the color red represents vice. Red lights and dry ice pour out from Rashad's whip, which contains one of his ladyfriends.
Benny Cassette Feat. Isaiah Rashad "Virgo Season" Video
Benny Cassette Feat. Isaiah Rashad
Benny Cassette is a singer/producer signed to GOOD Music. As the label, now run by Pusha T, has been quiet lately, Cassette has decided to unveil the video to his collaboration with TDE rapper Isaiah Rashad, "Virgo Season," which was released all the way back in September 2014.
Isaiah Rashad “Obey Your Thirst” Documentary
So far we've seen Drake, Nas, and Vince Staples profiled in Sprite's "Obey Your Thirst" documentary series, and now today Fader releases their final documentary clip on TDE member Isaiah Rashad.
Isaiah Rashad "Obey Your Thirst" Documentary Trailer
So far we've seen Drake, Nas, and Vince Staples profiled in Sprite's Obey Your Thirst" documentary series, covering a pretty wide range of rappers. The next subject is Isaiah Rashad, who like Vince, is a new and exciting voice in the game. Aligning himself with the TDE clan, Rashad has a lot to prove, and after the impressive Cilvia Demo, we're excited to hear what's next from him.
An Evening With Isaiah Rashad
Schoolboy Q was out in London recently for his Oxymoron Tour, and brought along his fellow TDE member Isaiah Rashad to help open up the show. While overseas, R&R Productions were given access to interview Rashad and capture some dope footage of his entire evening and performances.
Isaiah Rashad "Modest" Video
Isaiah Rashad's Cilvia Demo was a very promising debut, and Rashad's profile has been growing steadily since its release. Today he drops a visual for one of the album's highlights, the hazy anthem, "Modest", which adds to the insular quality of Rashad's music by casting no one but himself in the video.
Isaiah Rashad Does The Quick5 At Powerhouse 2014
Isaiah Rashad got the chance to grave the stage at this year's Powerhouse 2014, along with his TDE labelmate, ScHoolboy Q. Before performing, the Cilvia Demo rapper participated in our new interview series, The Quik5, answering five random rapidfire questions on the red carpet. Rashad shared his thoughts on whether anyone was snubbed on the CXXL Freshmen list (which he made), how he spends his days off, the last project he downloaded, and of course the age old question-- papers or blunts.
Kevin Gates, Vic Mensa, August Alsina, Isaiah Rashad & Chance The Rapper's XXL Freshmen Cypher
Kevin Gates Feat. Vic Mensa, August Alsina, Isaiah Rashad & Chance The Rapper
XXL has finished the roll out of individual cyphers for each rapper on this year's XXL Freshmen list, and with that we get the first group cypher. The first cypher has Kevin Gates, Vic Mensa, August Alsina, Isaiah Rashad and Chance The Rapper. Gates kicks things off with a dope verse, and August Alsina provides a nice r'n'b break not once, but twice, making it act more like a hook on a record rather than your typical cypher. We could definitely use the MP3 for this. Who had the best bars in the group? Stay tuned for more group cyphers from the remaining freshmen.
Wiz Khalifa, Isaiah Rashad, Dizzy Wright & More On Red Carpet At Powerhouse 2014
Isaiah Rashad Feat. Dizzy Wright, Wiz Khalifa & More
The annual Powerhouse event went down in Los Angeles this past weekend, and just as with past shows, it proved eventful. Before everything went down, we had Jen DeLeon on the red carpet speaking to some of the guests of the night (including Wiz Khalifa, Isaiah Rashad, Dizzy Wright, and Sevyn Streeter) to discuss what their very first performance was like, and how it feels to have made it all the way to Powerhouse.
Isaiah Rashad Spits XXL Freshman Freestyle
The XXL Freshman list always seems to generate some controversy but, this year, there was no one who was doubting Isaiah Rashad deserved his place on the list. Just a few months removed from his debut EP, Cilvia Demo, the 23-year-old from Tennessee is already being being showered with praise from critics and hip-hop fans alike.
SZA Feat. Isaiah Rashad "Warm Winds" Video
SZA Feat. Isaiah Rashad
SZA's new album Z wasn't jam-packed with features, although TDE label mates Isaiah Rashad and Kendrick Lamar made an appearance in some of the few featured tracks. Isaiah Rashad appeared on the soft "Warm Winds" where he sang along with SZA. Today the songstress reveals the official music video for "Warm Winds" which is a bit low-fi, as she opts to use found footage mixed in with hazy clips of herself and Rashad out in an empty field.
Isaiah Rashad Tours New York City
Coming out of Chattanooga, Tennesse, TDE’s latest signee, Isaiah Rashad, decided to spend the day with VIBE editor Mikey Fresh as he gave him a real tour of the Big Apple. The two started off at the VIBE Magazine offices in Midtown Manhattan, then passed through Chinatown, the LES, and finally ended in Spanish Harlem. Check out Isaiah's adventures in the big apple above. Special cameos from SZA, 40 Oz Van and more.
Nardwuar Vs. Isaiah Rashad
We've already seen Nardwaur take on both Gunplay and ScHoolboy Q at the SXSW festival, and he's now linked up with another TDE member, new-ish signee Isaiah Rashad. The Nard creeps the rapper out when he provides him with a record that his mother plays at her hair salon. He and also suggests some Vancouver punk and hardcore records to Rashad.
Isaiah Rashad & SZA Perform "Ronnie Drake" At Fader Fort
Isaiah Rashad Feat. SZA
Just like every other artist in the game this week, Isaiah Rashad and SZA are down in Austin, Texas for SXSW. Hitting the stage over at the Fader Fort, the latest TDE signees performed their collab "Ronnie Drake", coming off Isaiah's recently-released Cilvia Demo EP. Not the most lively of crowds however. Light one up, and vibe out to the performance above.
Isaiah Rashad Feat. SZA "Heavenly Father" Video
Isaiah Rashad Feat. SZA
Isaiah Rashad dropped his Cilvia Demo earlier this year, and while it had considerably less hype around it compared to his TDE labelemate ScHoolboy Q's Oxymoron project, it was certainly just as solid if not moreso. Rashad has released one of the EP's highlights in visual form, joined by TDE's other recent signee, SZA. The beautifully shot video finds the rapper performing on a snowy stage to an empty venue, as well as following him through other settings.
ScHoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, SZA & Isaiah Rashad Talk "Oxymoron"
ScHoolboy Q Feat. Kendrick Lamar, SZA & Isaiah Rashad
We've obviously heard a lot on the album Oxymoron from the man behind it, ScHoolboy Q, however for this video from Google Play, we get to hear from other TDE signees, Kendrick Lamar, SZA and Isaiah Rashad on the new album and Q himself. Each artist discusses their relationship with Q and their interpretation of Oxymoron, while Puffy Q also provides his own narration on the album's sound and his past life before he rose to fame.