By: Shayla Harris
Former Co-Founder and Editor of Ballistic Sounds.
Rapper Isaiah Rashad of TDE released a new track titled “Free Lunch” on Apple Music two days ago. This single helps position the artist for takeoff, building hype for Rashad’s sophomore album that is supposed to drop this year.
Jazz and funk influences are obvious from the beginning of the track. As the listener begins to nod their head to the soulful beat, Rashad comes in with a crisp flow, encouraging everyone to eat. Free Lunch has a catchy hook that makes the song pop, but Rashad’s talent shines throughout each verse. After the prehook and hook, he changes his cadence and delivers quick-witted bar. This song highlights who the artist is and where he comes from, while also remaining relatable to a wider audience.
Rashad’s ability to deliver sharp bars on a track that has a chill vibe makes the artist standout. “Free Lunch” is a refreshing snack that refines the listeners’ palette in preparation for the main course; Ballistic Sounds is definitely hungry for more.