Isaiah Rashad broke out big-time in 2014 thanks to year-end favorite track “Heavenly Father”. But besides a guest appearance on Jay Rock’s 90059, the Top Dawg Entertainment rapper has had a fairly silent 2015. That changes this week, however, as Rashad’s dropped a smokey new track called “Nelly”.
Antydote, Chris Calor, and Jowin provide the Chattanooga, Tennessee rhymer with a beat straight out of a dimly lit speakeasy. If it weren’t for Rashad’s vocals, you’d swear the track was built for a sultry jazz singer stretched out on a piano. Instead, we get smooth bars like, “Back when my brother sold crack and my sister was a real one/ Always was a real one/ Saw you workin’ early, tell me how you feel huh/ Baby what’s your hurry, get it how you live huh/ Baby what’s your name?” Check it out below.
There’s no word on when or where this song will be released officially, if anywhere, though Rashad did recently finish a mystery project back in August. Hopefully he drops something soon, as he’s in serious need of an upgraded ride.