September 2, 2016


Kendrick Lamar Threatens to Smoke Weed in Trump Tower on Isaiah Rashad's Debut Album

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If any hip-hop collectives are trying to keep up with Top Dawg Entertainment in these last few months of 2016, they better hustle. The label dropped Isaiah Rashad's debut album, the beautifully titled The Sun's Tirade, this morning; it follows year-defining, raucous discography-jewels from ScHoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar, plus absolute festival dominance by SZA (Panorama, Coachella, Pemberton, this weekend's Made in America).

Rashad's 63-minute record is the follow-up to 2014's Cilvia Demo EP. Stream the 25-year-old Chattanooga native's latest, featuring Kendrick, Kari FauxJay Rock, Syd:

Kendrick-heads get a crazy treat when track five, "Wat's Wrong," drops. It's got a strong hook from Zacari, and it's got yet another scorched-earth-policy verse, this one peaking with, "Might stay in the Trump Tower for one week / Spray paint all the walls and smoke weed / Fuck them and fuck y'all and fuck me."

Elsewhere, he's in "Control" mode, ripping bars like, "Depending on the way I feel, I might kill everybody around me / Might heal everybody around me, how the wind blow" and "I told Zay, I'm the best rapper since 25 / Been like that for a while now, I'm 29 / Any n---a that disagree is a fuckin' liar."

In addition to the surprise album untitled. unmastered., Kendrick has given shiny spots to songs by Kanye WestBeyoncé, DJ KhaledMac Miller and his dude ScHoolboy Q this year.

Next, watch K.Dot in conversation with Fuse back at Bonnaroo 2013: