It seems likely that, sooner than we might expect, Isaiah Rashad will finally release The House is Burning, a long-anticipated sophomore album that thus far has produced the catchy singles “200/Warning” and “Lay Wit Ya.” “Headshots” (4r Da Locals) is Rashad’s latest offering for the fans. The hip-hop artist first teased the track on social media in March. A stream-of-consciousness rap from Top Dawg Entertainment emcee Top Shot, “Headshots” is produced by Hollywood Cole & Henry Was and features raps about wealth, women, and his reputation:
“You see the wrist, whippin’ like Bouldercrest, I got a crib bigger than Budapest, and the shots ain’t bringin’ my soldier back, from the news to the trap, and it wrap, no diggity, new to the top and I bought new Tiffany’s, Zay, you smooth like a R&B song, how you keep them hoes out when you mainly killa?”
Upon its release, The House Is Burning follows the critically acclaimed The Sun’s Tirade, a 17-track offering that was released in 2016, showcasing additional contributions from Zacari, Deacon Blue, Kari Faux, High Augustine, SZA, SiR, Kendrick Lamar, Syd, Jay Rock, and Lance Skiiiwalker. Rashad has revealed to the media that he has been fighting certain demons, including drinking alcohol and taking Xanax, all while suffering from depression and anxiety. According to Billboard, he constantly disagreed with label head honcho Top Dawg over such vices, leading him to serve more jail time, as he admitted in more recent interviews.
“I went through more in these five years than I did last time. … [My manager] Matt checked me into rehab … Top was damn near about to cry through the shit.”
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