For an up and coming rapper, getting a call from Top Dawg Entertainment is a dream come true. After all, the Compton-based label claims Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock and Ab-Soul, who are some of today’s best, most respected lyricists. But TDE also trades locally—most of its artists are born and bred in Los Angeles. So when they announced that their latest signee, 21-year-old Isaiah Rashad, is from Chattanooga, Tenn., everybody took note. We took a trip down to Rashad’s hometown to find out how a young MC from the Tennessee mountains caught the attention of the big dogs.
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