The Sun’s Tirade, Rashad curated a sound that was at once a part of the continuing eclectic energy of Southern hip-hop, golden-age boom-bap and jazz-influenced L.A. hip-hop. His lyrics delve into millennial anxieties of staying authentic and creative while trying to survive, thrive and maintain important relationships in the throes of late capitalism, knowing all too well that catastrophe is an ever-present threat. Also Monday, March 27, and at the Observatory on Tuesday, March 28.
Isaiah Rashad is TDE’s secret weapon in its ongoing campaign to take over the music game. While SZA, Lance Skiiwalker and now SiR were dispatched to pacify R&B, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul to soothe the hardcore hip-hop heads, and Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar to dominate the mainstream, Isaiah Rashad is creating a lane all for himself. On last year’s