Not too long ago Top Dawg let us know to expect something new on September 2nd, and after the past few days it’s become increasingly clear that it’s a new Isaiah Rashad album. “i mean” is the latest track to be dropped by Top Dawg Entertainment’s unsung hero. 2014’s Cilvia Demo was a hit and Rashad fans once again had reason to be excited back when it was announced that a new album would come this year. Now it’s finally right around the corner and it appears that Isaiah is going to be in top form for the project.
Unlike the past few singles “i mean” won’t appear on the upcoming album and is instead a loosie, perhaps a track that didn’t make the cut. If that does end up being the case it’ll be exciting to see what does end up landing a spot because this song is some straight fire. Rashad is energized with his delivery and flows with ease from verse to verse, delivering an infectious hook in his signature singing style. Black Metaphor provides stellar production that backs the vocals perfectly. It would be amazing to see him provide some more beats for the album because the two artists make a killer combo.
The description section on the songs Soundcloud post further confirms that the “ALBUM DROPS 09.02.16,” so it seems like TDE isn’t pulling the community’s collective chain unlike other artists in recent memory. The label has lived up to the expectations it built for itself thus far with Kendrick Lamar’s surprise album and Schoolboy Q’s fresh Blank Face EP. It seems like Jay Rock has been in the studio lately as well, and a new SZA project should be coming soon as well. Stream the “i mean” below and make sure you check back to True Too for more TDE updates.