Today, Top Dawg Entertainment’s Isaiah Rashad returns with “Headshots (4r Da Locals),” a meditative new song that explores grief and trauma through soulful introspection. The track is the latest single from Rashad’s long-awaited second album, The House Is Burning. Listen to “Headshots (4r Da Locals)” HERE.


With otherworldly production and impressionistic lyrics that explore heavy themes, the track spills out reflective lines like “It feel good since a ni**a been back but a ni**a done changed”. “Change, change, changed/Weed couldn’t settle my fire/Couldn’t cover my pain, pain, pain, pain, pain.” Zay comes to a grim realization about the things money can’t buy and the fallen brothers that no amount of drink can resurrect. “Crib bigger than Budapest,” he raps. “And the shots ain’t bringing my soldiers back.” 


Headshots (4r Da Locals)” is the latest sign of the attention, care, and intense self-observation Rashad has put into The House Is Burning, his first album since 2016’s acclaimed The Sun’s Tirade. Last month, he announced his return with “Lay Wit Ya,” a pulsating bop powered by claustrophobic bass, haunting keys, and a high-octane verse from his fellow Tennessee star, Duke Deuce.

With plenty of thoughts to unfurl, flows to unload, and stories to tell, Isaiah Rashad is on a path to triumph as anticipation continues to build to a fever pitch around his return.

“His raps are often pillars of resilience or anxious rubble.” – Rolling Stone

Lay Wit Ya,” is vintage Rashad, as he delivers a commanding performance alongside his Memphis cohort Duke Deuce.” – Billboard

“Lay Wit Ya” perfectly personifies the crunk vibes of the dagger banger that allows Zay Wop to preach his broken street sermon and imbued the record with his signature raspy raps and harmonies.” -HipHopDX

 “Isaiah Rashad is finally making his triumphant return” -HYPEBEAST


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 DemoXXL 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 UPROXXL.A. WeeklyInverseStereogumPop MattersPigeons & PlanesPitchfork, 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.



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