The Sun’s Tirade is the new project released by Isaiah Rashad McClain, the 25-year-old Chattanooga, Tennessee, artist who signed to West Coast imprint TDE in 2013 — and released his first EP Civilia Demo the following year. Isaiah’s new work is 17 tracks from top to bottom that work to further build his brand, business, and fan base in this new climate. The cover art of the album is symbolic of Mr. Rashad elevating to new heights. He begins by taking us on a melodic road trip on the first track “4r Da Squaw,” which has a video that accompanies it on YouTube. The next sure-hit is “Wats Wrong” featuring label mate Kendrick Lamar, and new comer Zacari, where he speeds up his flow up to not let K Dot overshadow him on the record ([*cough cough] word to Big Sean).
“Loving life above reason, just can’t find a life a dozen people, catch that vibe at night and Bobby Whitney, get too tired to write and died in prison.”
The album does not boast many features, as Isaiah kept it mainly in the house. With features from Jay Rock, SZA, Hugh Augustine and Syd from Odd Future, seems like the only rappers missing from this equation are Childish Gambino and Chance the Rapper.
The album is the right soundtrack for the end of summer, and beginning of fall, as the tracks slide from sizzling hot energy to a cooled down tempo. Follow him on Instagram for more information about his new album and upcoming projects @isaiahrashad.