It’s Official. Isaiah Rashad’s New Album Is Coming In September & The 1st Video Is Money
Days ago Top Dawg Entertainment’s owner, Top Dawg, and its Co-President, Dave Free, set off a storm of speculation when each posted “09.02.16” on their social media accounts. The posts fueled discussion about a possible new TDE album being released, since Top promised 6, from the label that’s home to Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul, ScHoolboy Q, SZA, Lance Skiiwalker and Isaiah Rashad, earlier in the year. A day later, Rashad released “Free Lunch,” his first single since January, bolstering the belief that he was up next.
Now, Rashad drops the visual for the soulful single and it all but seals the deal with the flash of “09.02.16” at the end of the clip. That’s welcomed news for fans of Isaiah, who hasn’t dropped a project since his debut E.P., 2014’s Cilvia Demo.
In the video, Rashad quite literally launders money – putting bills into a washing machine which come out in the form of a college degree. It’s a metaphor for a lot of things; perhaps he’s referencing that money can buy one anything, and with a little scrilla, anyone with a hustler’s ambition can climb the proverbial ladder. After all, there’s no such thing as a free lunch. “Free Lunch” also celebrates the less cerebral types of hustling, with resourceful young people selling T-shirts, DVDs, and more in the parking lot.
The song is available for purchase on iTunes.