At #Roscoes rockin #gladiators for the haters @joshtonpeas @anwarcarrots @dc1danny_ @bijanblast @jessica_rdisney 😂 #theynamedthisplaceafterMe #ordered9Number1s you ready for it @isaiahrashad #TDE @thatsmandi @chehadetheking @mike_skeetv ? 🙂 #skeelive @skee247 (at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles)

Just did some serious shrimp damage w/ @retone listening to his awesome life story from #WestCoastRidaz to touring w/ Kanye x Kendrick & being featured in XXL Mag w/ #TDE – one of life’s amazing cycles. #godsgreat 👌#threesup #thirdfloornetwork (at Hot N Juicy – Hollywood, CA)

(VIDEO) Have you met Isaiah Rashad from Chattanooga, TN?

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.

ONETWOWATCH: Isaiah Rashad from Myspace on Myspace.

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Meet @isaiahrashad #TDE @topdawgent newest signee. Home to @kendricklamar @schoolboyq #jayrock #absoul & #SZA. We traveled to #Chatanooga #Tennessee to meet the young rappers family & found out why he is #onetwowatch @retone @presidentpunch (at myspace.com/isaiahrashad)

Normal day in #Walnut CA – Mom rockin #TDE listening to @kendricklamar while watering her lawn. #bitchdontkillmyvibe by @sounwavetde #backseatfreestyle by @hitboy87 #goodkidMomsCity😂 #kendricklamar #TDEhoodie @iamstillpunch @retone @mixedbyali #coolestmomonIG 👌#threesup (at Walnut, CA)

#2009Archives @bigsean vs. former @myspace editor in chief Isac Walter in basketball pop a shot after #BigSean released his first mix tape after meeting & signing with #KanyeWest after their Detroit radio station run in. Sadly, Sean didn’t have a chance b/c @theminorthread kicked ass in that game. Fast forward to the release of #Control […]