Photo by Anna Mazurek
Today, Chattanooga rapper Isaiah Rashad releases his new album, The Sun’s Tirade, via Top Dawg Entertainment. Spotify users can stream it below in full; it’s also available over on Apple Music.
The 17-track effort marks Rashad’s full-length debut and follows 2014’s well-received Cilvia Demo project. Fellow TDE label mates Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and SZA appear throughout the LP. Producers like Mike WiLL Made-It, Park Ave, and FrancisGotHeat offer their talents behind the board.
As Rashad told Billboard this week, the new record comes after a nearly two-year battle with substance abuse. Not long after Cilvia Demo dropped, the MC “found himself entrapped in an ugly room of depression, laziness, and loneliness. Through Xanax and heavy drinking, he concocted the perfect cocktail for disaster,” writes the publication. “My mom seen me faded,” Rashad says. “[I struggled with] a lapsing memory. I don’t be remembering a lot of shit between them two years. It’s like gaps in time. So I was like, ‘I don’t really want that no more.'” After encouragement from family, friends, and Top Dawg, Rashad finally returned to the studio.
Update: Rashad has shared the new music video for “4r Da Squaw”, directed by TDE’s own Dave Free and Christian Sutton.
Purchase the album here.
The Sun’s Tirade Artwork:
The Sun’s Tirade Tracklist:
01. where u at?
02. 4r Da Squaw
03. Free Lunch
04. Rope // rosegold (feat. SiR)
05. Wat’s Wrong (feat. Zacari and Kendrick Lamar)
07. Bday (feat. Deacon Blues and Kari Faux)
08. Silkk da Shocka (feat. Syd)
09. Tiity and Dolla (feat. High Augustine and Jay Rock)
10. Stuck in the Mud (feat. SZA)
11. A lot
13. Dressed Like Rappers
14. Don’t Matter
16. by george (outro)
17. Find a Topic (homies begged)