Isaiah Rashad, the latest Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE) signee, recently spoke about what it felt like to sign with the imprint.
During the interview, Rashad also spoke about his familiarity with the Top Dawg emcees prior to his signing.
“When I was in college all I listened to was ScHoolboy Q’s Setbacks,” Rashad says. “Then I hear ‘The Heart Pt. 2’ and I really got into that. Even though I was listening to Q, I hadn’t got invested enough to listen to everybody else. Then I realized that he is the same dude I heard on a hook of a Jay Rock song from when I was like in high school. I heard Ab-Soul, so I started fucking with all of them. It all connected. These niggas were role models to how I wanted to make music. I feel like it might be predestined.
“Getting signed to TDE is like I got accepted into the college I really wanted to be in,” Rashad added. “Except they didn’t have all of those bogus ass classes. Ain’t got to take a math class to graduate and shit. But, I will need an accountant if I do this shit the right way. Hopefully, I will need that type of math class. Other than that, I got Punch [TDE president Terrence “Punch” Henderson] as a professor.”
Isaiah Rashad, a Chattanooga, Tennessee rapper, signed with TDE last year. The signing was announced September 2013.