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The Sun's Tirade
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 2, 2016
Recorded2014–16
Genre
Length63:12
LabelTop Dawg Entertainment
Producer
  • Anthony 'Top Dawg' Tiffith (exec.)
  • The Antydote
  • Al B. Smoov
  • Cam O'bi
  • Carter Lang
  • Chris Calor
  • Crooklin
  • D. Sanders
  • Deacon Blues
  • D.K. the Punisher
  • DZONYBEATS
  • FrancisGotHeat
  • Free P
  • J. LBS
  • Jowin
  • Park Ave.
  • Pluss
  • Pops
  • Tiggi
Isaiah Rashad chronology
Cilvia Demo
(2014)
The Sun's Tirade
(2016)
Singles from The Sun's Tirade

The Sun's Tirade is the debut studio album by American rapper Isaiah Rashad.[1] It was released on September 2, 2016, and is his second release with Top Dawg Entertainment, following 2014's Cilvia Demo.

The album, recorded during a period in which Rashad experienced struggles with depression and addiction, features a strongly reflective and conscious tone with production that takes influence from hip hop, trap, trip hop, soul, and jazz. It features guest appearances from SiR, Zacari, Kendrick Lamar, Deacon Blues, Kari Faux, Syd tha Kyd, Hugh Augustine, Jay Rock and SZA.[1] The album's production was handled by several producers, including Mike Will Made It, D. Sanders, Cam O'bi, J. LBS, The Antydote and Chris Calor.

The Sun's Tirade was met with critical acclaim from music critics, and appeared on numerous end-of-year best album lists from various publications.[2] The album debuted at number 17 on the US Billboard 200, selling 19,000 copies its first week.[3] The album was supported by the critically acclaimed lead single, 'Free Lunch '.

  • 3Critical reception

Background and promotion[edit]

Prior to the release of The Sun's Tirade, Rashad struggled with alcohol and Xanaxaddiction, along with depression and isolation for two years.

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On August 26, 2016, Isaiah Rashad announced the album's title, release date and the reveal of the artwork.[4] On August 30, he shared the album's track listing, which features guest appearances from Kari Faux, Syd and SiR, along with Top Dawg label-mates such as SZA, Jay Rock and Kendrick Lamar.[1] Rashad released The Sun's Tirade on September 2, 2016.[1]

During various interviews in promotion of the album, Rashad revealed that he was addicted to Xanax and alcohol, and was suffering from depression, anxiety and isolation during the time between the release of Cilvia Demo and The Sun's Tirade. He further stated that he 'fucked up', and almost got dropped from Top Dawg Entertainment a total of three times during the recording of his album.[5]

I just want them [fans] to enjoy themselves listening to this project. I hope this make it easier for them to approach me, make you feel like you’re talking to a regular person. As far as learning about me, I don’t know. You’ll learn I got range. I got some more range that you didn’t think I had. I want people to be like, “Damn, this nigga can do this?” Because that motivates me a lot.

—Isaiah Rashad, via XXL[6]

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'Free Lunch' was released as the album's lead single on August 7, 2016.[7] The music video for the single, directed by APLUS Filmz, was uploaded to Top Dawg Entertainment's YouTube channel on August 10.[8]

On August 27, 2016, Rashad performed 'Free Lunch' with Kendrick Lamar during Lamar's headlining set at FYF Fest.[9] On September 17, 2016, he performed 'Tity and Dolla' at the BET Hip Hop Awards, which aired in the next month.[10] Rashad also released music videos for the songs '4r da Squaw' and 'Park', which have not been released as singles.[11][12]

Music and lyrics[edit]

The Sun's Tirade, much like its predecessor, is a loose concept album. The project is characterized by its personal themes, such as substance abuse, depression, and Rashad's personal struggles with alcohol and Xanaxaddiction. The album incorporates stylistic and production elements of southern hip hop, jazz, neo soul, trap music, and progressive hip hop. Musically, the project has been noted by publications for its diversity and unique sonic palate, and for being 'much more jazzy and upbeat' than Cilvia Demo. Rashad's vocals are layered and textured. His voice throughout the record displays a 'heavy rasp' and 'sing-songy flow'.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic80/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[13]
The Line of Best Fit[14]
Consequence of SoundB+[15]
HipHopDX[16]
Pitchfork Media8.1/10 [17]
Drowned in Sound[18]
XXL4/5[19]
Sputnikmusic[20]

The Sun's Tirade received critical acclaim from music critics upon its release. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 80, which indicates 'generally positive reviews,' based on 11 reviews.[2] Sheldon Pearce of Pitchfork Media praised The Sun's Tirade, dubbing the album 'a complex portrait of a man in transition', and further applauded Rashad for 'wear[ing] his anxieties' on his sleeve.[17] Ryan Lunn of Line of Best Fit lauded the album, saying 'while the album may have been crafted during a two-year tsunami of struggle, Isaiah Rashad still manages to sound as calm as an ocean’s gentle waves; sounding so effortless has never taken so much effort.'[14] Andy Kellman of Allmusic similarly praised the album, citing its creativity and production as a highlight, while also directing praise at Rashad's rapping, stating 'Rashad's voice is dispirited, on the brink of disintegration'.[13]

Stephen Kearse of Consequence of Sound reviewed the album favorably, noting the album's 'experimental aesthetic' as more refined than on Rashad's previous efforts.[21] In a less positive review, Michael G. Barilleaux of No Ripcord found the album to be boring, stating 'Each song on this album makes its own point, but does it in exactly the same tone as the last. The end result is 17 tracks of one sound in a row, all bleeding into each other.'[22]

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Accolades[edit]

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The Sun's Tirade appeared on numerous end-of-year best album lists from various publications.

PublicationListRank
Exclaim![23]Top 15 Hip-Hop Albums: Best of 2016
Inverse[24]The 10 Greatest Hip-Hop Projects of 2016
8
KSDB-FM[25]Best 50 Albums of 2016
L.A. Weekly[26]Best Albums of 2016
8
Okayplayer[27]Reader’s Choice: Best Albums of 2016
Pigeons and Planes[28]Best Albums of 2016
25
Pitchfork[29]The 20 Best Rap Albums of 2016No order
PopMatters[30]The Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2016
Stereogum[31]The 40 Best Rap Albums of 2016
39
The Birmingham News[32]25 of our favorite albums from Southern musicians in 2016No order
Uproxx[33]20 Best Rap Albums Of 2016

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at number 17 on the US Billboard 200, selling 19,000 copies its first week.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  • all tracks written by Isaiah McClain, unless otherwise denoted.
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1.'where u at?'Dave Free0:44
2.'4r da Squaw'FrancisGotHeat3:52
3.'Free Lunch'Cam O'bi3:12
4.'Rope // rosegold' (featuring SiR)
  • J. LBS.
  • The Antydote
4:43
5.'Wat's Wrong' (featuring Zacari and Kendrick Lamar)
  • D. Sanders
  • Al B. Smoov
5:30
6.'Park'2:53
7.'Bday' (featuring Deacon Blues and Kari Faux)
  • McClain
3:52
8.'Silkk da Shocka' (featuring Syd)
  • McClain
Steve Lacy2:46
9.'Tity and Dolla' (featuring Hugh Augustine and Jay Rock)
  • Crooklin
  • Pops
4:58
10.'Stuck in the Mud' (featuring SZA)
  • D. Sanders
  • Crooklin
7:03
11.'A lot'3:25
12.'AA'
  • DZONYBEATS
  • D. Sanders
3:30
13.'Dressed Like Rappers'DK the Punisher3:26
14.'Don't Matter'2:56
15.'Brenda'Calor4:10
16.'by george (outro)'Jowin3:18
17.'Find a Topic (homies begged)'
  • Free P
  • J. LBS.
2:48
Total length:63:12

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016)Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[34]78
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[35]39
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[36]82
French Albums (SNEP)[37]199
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[38]23
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[39]62
UK Albums (OCC)[40]116
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[41]16
US Billboard 200[42]17
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[43]3
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[44]4

References[edit]

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