Today, Top Dawg Entertainment star Isaiah Rashad drops the scorching new single “Wat U Sed.” The Doechii and Kal Banx-assisted track is the latest from Rashad’s forthcoming album The House Is Burning set for July 30th. Rashad is also announcing a U.S. tour, “Lil Sunny’s Awesome Vacation” in support of that album, beginning in September (full dates below). The Artist Presale begins Tuesday, July 27th, 10 AM Local Time and the Local Venue Presale opens from Wednesday, July 28th, 10 AM Local Time to Thursday, July 29th, 10 PM Local Time. Public on-sale is available starting Friday, July 30th, 10 AM Local Time.
Built around ambient synths and tranquil percussion, the track is intimate and impressionistic. Coupled with Rashad’s laid back delivery and flows, Doechii offers a perfect counterpoint, serving up dazed crooning with a little low-key bounce. On the whole, it’s breezy and bright, the perfect song to play on a humid summer afternoon.
Produced by Amaire Johnson & Rory Behr, “Wat U Sed” is a compelling follow-up to “Headshots (4r Da Locals)” and “Lay Wit Ya” (featuring Duke Deuce) the previous singles from The House Is Burning. The forthcoming album is Rashad’s first project since 2016’s critically acclaimed album,The Sun’s Tirade. Filled with intensely personal lyrics and dynamic flows, the new record is the product of passion, self-discovery, and experimentation. With dynamic production and deft lyricism, The House Is Burning reaffirms Rashad’s status as one of rap’s most potent songwriters.
The House Is Burning will drop on July 30, and a little over a month later, Rashad is planning to hit the road. The tour kicks off at Boston’s House of Blues in September before wrapping at The Signal in Rashad’s hometown Chattanooga, Tennessee, in November.
ABOUT ISAIAH RASHAD:
Isaiah Rashad doesn’t look back. Instead, he never stops moving forward. That’s why the internet has tried so hard to keep up since the Chattanooga, TN-born and Los Angeles-based artist emerged in 2012. After one seismic appearance after another throughout 2013, he formally introduced himself with 2014’s Cilvia Demo. XXL named him among its prestigious “Freshman Class,” while the project earned a rare score of 8.2 from Pitchfork. Just two years later, his full-length debut,The Sun’s Tirade, bowed in the Top 20 of the Billboard Top 200 and closed out 2016 on over a dozen year-end lists, including UPROXX, L.A. Weekly, Inverse, Stereogum, Pop Matters, Pigeons & Planes, Pitchfork, and more. In between sold-out shows coast-to-coast and racking up nearly 500 million total streams, he quietly stared down his demons out of the spotlight. By the time he dove back into music, life had changed. The process switched up, so he realigned and linked up with new collaborators. Ready to break a five-year creative silence, he returns with a new single and video “Lay Wit Ya” [feat. Duke Deuce] as he prepares his forthcoming album The House Is Burning.