Isaiah Rashad

When Top Dawg released good kid, m.A.A.d city in 2012, everyone expected the label to dominate in 2013. Actually, I don’t know anyone who actually thought that, but if you did, you would’ve been wrong anyway: Top Dawg released 0 albums in 2013. This year, however, the label has an astonishing six albums planned, the first of which comes courtesy of Chattanoogan rapper Isaiah Rashad. The long-anticipated Cilvia Demo features 14 tracks, with guest spots by the likes of Jay Rock, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, and Michael Da Vinci. It’s officially out right meow, but before you drive off to your local iTunes Megastore, check out Rashad’s video for “Soliloquy” above.

Meanwhile, look for TDE’s second album of the year, Oxymoron by ScHoolboy Q, at the end of February, and a new release by Macklemore Kendrick Lamar hopefully sometime later this year.

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CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.

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