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rmcphedr
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"Isaiah Rashad - The House is Burning"
Fri Jul-30-21 04:36 AM by rmcphedr

          

https://open.spotify.com/album/6TQ8nqw43uUOWu7Yqp58ko?si=BFxkea5yTTiL4Sq1jdETVA&dl_branch=1

First spin through, this one is more consistent that 'Sun's Tirade' but with lower highs. Nothing as good as '4r da squad' 'Free Lunch' or 'Wat's wrong'... let alone 'Heavenly Father'. HB2U is dope tho.

He is moving into his own sound though - verging on pop at times; lots of catchy hooks and 808s. Beats are nice on this, without being overly memorable.

  

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Subject Author Message Date ID
5 years...finally
Jul 30th 2021
1
sometimes i feel like he doesn't want to be a recording artist
Jul 30th 2021
2
There were like a dozen interviews & articles about his addiction issues
Jul 31st 2021
5
His rapping has taken a nosedive
Jul 30th 2021
3
Yep. Sounds like an album of interludes
Aug 02nd 2021
6
      RE: agree
Aug 02nd 2021
7
it's ok
Jul 31st 2021
4
tough crowd here.
Aug 03rd 2021
8
I really, really wanted to like it
Aug 03rd 2021
11
      everyone what? nah
Aug 03rd 2021
12
           RE: half
Aug 04th 2021
13
                strong disagree
Aug 04th 2021
15
So TDE is open for business again huh?
Aug 03rd 2021
9
I wonder about Ab-Soul
Aug 03rd 2021
10
      that Dangerookipawaa Freestyle tho!
Aug 04th 2021
14

will_5198
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1. "5 years...finally"
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Cilvia Demo and The Sun's Tirade are two of my favorite albums ever, can't wait to dive into this all weekend

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bearfield
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Fri Jul-30-21 04:24 PM

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2. "sometimes i feel like he doesn't want to be a recording artist"
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Fri Jul-30-21 04:29 PM by bearfield

  

          

maybe i'm reading too much into his progressively lax delivery and huge gaps between albums. maybe he's just a top tier procrastinator. i haven't been impressed with any of the singles from this album but a listen might reveal some quality deep cuts. he's usually good for a couple of those

  

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Hitokiri
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5. "There were like a dozen interviews & articles about his addiction issues"
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as being the driving force behind the gap between the last album and this one.
So I mean... more like you're projecting heavily than "reading in to"

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daskap
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Fri Jul-30-21 08:42 PM

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3. "His rapping has taken a nosedive"
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Alot of these "songs" sound half baked

  

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Stadiq
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Mon Aug-02-21 01:26 PM

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6. "Yep. Sounds like an album of interludes"
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>Alot of these "songs" sound half baked

I kept waiting for them to build to an actual song.

  

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rmcphedr
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7. "RE: agree "
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That half baked hook on the track with Jay rock smh

  

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bearfield
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4. "it's ok"
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Sat Jul-31-21 04:33 AM by bearfield

  

          

kind of forgettable tbh. musically it seems to reside in the same general area as sun's tirade (i.e., that mid-south/appalachia recontexualized-semi-recognizable-sample-from-a-90s-rap-song style that isaiah tends to favor.) i guess this is a good thing but i'm not sure what this project does instrumentally that sun's tirade didn't already do. maybe evolving or switching up wasn't a priority for him. this album does seem like good wallpaper music; you can have on in the background and pay attention to it every now and again and still enjoy it a lot. isaiah's rapping (patterns, schemes, flows) is pretty mediocre throughout but he is nestled in these nice little pockets most of the time. he never tries to do too much on any song and truly works within the confines of the instrumentals. after one full listen i found that the lyrics aren't particularly good or memorable. i didn't hear any jaw dropping pithy lines like some of the ones on sun's tirade and cilvia demo. not even anything really adjacent to that. the lyricism struck me as concise but lacking depth, like he pared it back so much that it became muddy instead of blurry. not so much dropping it off so the listener can pick it up but just vague and and uninteresting. i'll have to give it another go for a deeper examination of the lyrics but i can't say i'm super motivated to do so. i did really like 'rip young' but not much else stood out to me

  

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Steve O Tron v2
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Tue Aug-03-21 09:13 AM

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8. "tough crowd here."
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I'm enjoying it quite a bit. I like a lot of the guest features, and I really can't get over how good Claymore is.

  

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Stadiq
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11. "I really, really wanted to like it"
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His first got a lot of burn from me. He was my 2nd favorite TDE at that point. I had him over Soul, Q, all of them.

Everyone sort of agrees his 2nd one was disappointing.


This is much, much more like the 2nd one.


Each track sounds like an interlude that should lead to a song...then it doesn't.


  

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will_5198
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12. "everyone what? nah"
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>Everyone sort of agrees his 2nd one was disappointing.

The Sun's Tirade is essential

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rmcphedr
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13. "RE: half"
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the other half was zzzz

  

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will_5198
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15. "strong disagree"
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although I can see why people who *only* rock with Cilvia Demo dislike THIB

The Sun's Tirade is messy, beautiful, introspective and personal -- Zay won't ever be in a place to record something like that again (which is a good thing), but the album that came from that struggle was amazing

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phemom
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Tue Aug-03-21 10:35 AM

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9. "So TDE is open for business again huh? "
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The album is okay, he really did water down the raps to stay current but that's fine.

More importantly this means albums from everyone else should be coming. No disrespect to Rashad but SZA's album should've dropped long before his.

Really hope we get new Ab-Soul, Q and of course Kenny soon.

(watch because I typed this SIR drops next 😂)

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Hitokiri
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10. "I wonder about Ab-Soul"
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He was really the number two of the first wave of TDE. A lot of folks preferred Control System to anything else they'd put out at the time.
And the fall off has been crazy. These Days and DWTW both got lukewarm receptions at best (I didn't like either project), and he's only had 5 guest appearances in the past 5 years. Zay said he was sitting in on THIB studio sessions, but this dude has just been... absent.

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"There is only one god and his name is death. And there is only one thing we say to death: not today."

  

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14. "that Dangerookipawaa Freestyle tho!"
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5rBKu9IaRc

I played this a LOT this last year

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