To Pimp a Butterfly is at once the encapsulation of this world of racial tension and a catalyst for change. It's brash, it's unapologetically black, and most importantly, it's a message of black self-love and reassurance when, around the hip-hop landscape, those messages are so few and far between.
We're back with another episode of #ThrowBackThursdays on The Come Up Show Podcast. Every other Thursday, when we’re not dropping a new podcast, we’ll be going back in the vault and bringing you some of our timeless interviews from the past – including rare interviews that were never released. Chedo will also be joining every #ThrowBackThursday podcast to tell the never-before-heard stories behind the interviews. Last time around, we brought you Chedo’s interview with Styles P. This time, in celebration of his new album These Days..., we bring you our interview with Top Dawg Entertainment's Ab-Soul. He talks to Chedo about everything from the Black Hippy crew, to questioning religion after reading Malcolm X, to the power of the spoken word. Check out the podcast with Ab-Soul below, and if you haven’t already, make sure you subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.
One of the coldest nights in Toronto but the night was sure to heat up as fans waited in line for a night that they were not going to forget. Tennessee was in the house as Top Dawg Entertainment’s Isaiah Rashad got set to headline his first solo show in Canada alongside Toronto resident and grime expert Tre-Mission. The full house of fans showed the alacrity the city had for the Tennessee rapper as they slowly entered the venue at Tattoo Queen West. Click the post to read the full review and to check out some great snapshots from the show .
[Interview] Isaiah Rashad talks “Cilvia Demo”, what memory he wants to leave with people and his Toronto show
Interview by: Colton Beausoleil It's undeniable that Isaiah Rashad has been the talk of the game since the release of "I Shot You Down". There were subtle hints before hand leading up to the official announcement that he had signed with T.D.E., though until the release of the song that set everything in motion; Isaiah Rashad was behind the scenes working on his project Cilvia Demo. As the first of six release's from T.D.E. this year, Cilvia Demo quickly made it's way to being one of the top projects released and proved it's one made for longevity. With such a powerful start, it doesn't look like Isaiah Rashad is going anywhere anytime soon and I'm excited to see what the future holds for the Chattanooga, Tennessee artist. Cilvia Demo being his first project, being a part of a powerhouse label shaping a new generation, tied in with being an incredibly talented artist, Isaiah Rashad is just getting started. With the goals he has set for himself, it can only get better than it already is. First impression's are key and Isaiah set a new standard I think. We caught up with Isaiah Rashad to talk about his new project Cilvia Demo, what he's learned since being with T.D.E, touring and his upcoming show in Toronto. Read the full interview at the link below.
Top Dawg Entertainment's Isaiah Rashad will be teaming up with Toronto's Tre-Mission for a performance at Tattoo on Thursday, February 27, 2014. Being signed to TDE, Isaiah represents a genre of hip-hop that falls into a category similar to those of his label mates Kendrick Lamar, AB-Soul, Jay Rock and Schoolboy-Q. The recent release of his debut project, Cilvia Demo, showcases the hunger that Isaiah has for the rap game making this a concert one won't want to miss! Take a look below for full event details and ticket information. What: TDE's Isaiah Rashad + Tre-Mission Where: Tattoo, 567 Queen St. W., Toronto When: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Admission: Doors 8:00PM | 19+ | Tickets are available via Inktickets, Play de Record, Soundscape & Rotate This.