Isaiah Rashad – “Shot U Down”

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After being signed to Top Dawg Entertainment in June, Isaiah Rashad stayed unusally silent for a few months but here he is with “Shot U Down”.  Like his TDE counterparts he lays down a cerebral flow stuffed with passive aggression.  The slow motion beat acts as a foil to the anxiety filling his delivery.  It’s the high and come down all in one, easy to chill to or get hyped to.  After a hyperactive first half, Rashad makes peace with his situation, at least temporarily, by the end of the track, singing a refrain about his competition, or lack thereof.

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