TDE Artist Gives Status Update On New Project
Chatanooga, Tennesee native and TDE rapper Isaiah Rashad has been exciting his fans online with tweets about his upcoming album. Rashad reveals that all the songs off of the new project were recorded without the influence of alcohol in a tweet that has since been deleted.
Isaiah’s sobriety was a noteworthy detail as he used to have drinking issues along with using Xanax. The substance abuse nearly caused him to lose his deal with TDE in 2016 following the release of The Sun’s Tirade.
Rashad was talking with his fans on Twitter when he gave more news that indicated the new album may be closer to dropping than we think. The TDE star mentioned that the tracks for the album were being mixed when a fan asked if the drop was already coming.
most important week of my life rn
— sun (@isaiahrashad) January 10, 2021
im not. im talkin like im mixin it
— sun (@isaiahrashad) January 11, 2021
Isaiah’s last project The Sun’s Tirade came out in 2016 and was received well by fans and critics alike. The album debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200. The lead single from the album “Free Lunch” became a song that showed the potential Rashad had for the future.
He also dropped the single “Why Worry” as part of the TDE Fan Appreciation Week. Along with songs like SZA’s “Hit Different”, “Why Worry” helped TDE to have a musical pressence in 2020 in terms of new music.
In an interview with Billboard, Rashad talked about his unwillingness to drop music despite being pressured by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffifith of TDE:
“He pressed me about a cut off time, ‘Dog, you need to turn this sh*t in. Whatever you’re doing, you need to turn something in,’ and I wouldn’t. He was like, ‘The next time, I’m gonna drop your ass.’”
Rashad also cited his mother as a major reason for chosing to sober up:
“My mom seen me faded. Then, [I struggled with] a lapsing memory. I don’t be remembering a lot of sh*t between them two years. It’s like gaps in time. So I was like, ‘I don’t really want that no more.’ That was the worst, not remembering sh*t. There’s a lot of shit I don’t remember.”
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