Isaiah Rashad & SZA Combine Talents for ‘Ronnie Drake’
It’s clear Top Dawg Entertainment has added two strong young pups to their fold with Isaiah Rashad and SZA. The Chattanooga rapper and “glitter trap” singer, who both recently made their move to the West Coast crew official, put their talents on display on their first (and definitely not last) collaboration, ‘Ronnie Drake.’
Comprised of knocking snares, neck-snapping hi-hats and ghostly keys, the Antydote’s production has a distinct OutKast feel to it, which obviously had Isaiah tapping into his own ‘Aquemini’ mental space. The Tennessee MC speaks strictly for his street supporters, but in such a poetic and parental manner that would make Big Boi and 3 Stacks proud.
SZA’s soothing and soulful hook provides the perfect compliment as she sings, “I got love for my n—-s, my killers, my dealers, my trickers, my bros / I got love for my sisters, my women, my bitches, my strippers, my h–s.” That’s definitely her St. Louis roots on show right there.
SZA is currently prepping the ‘Z’ EP, while Isaiah Rashad’s rap plans remain a secret for now. With appetizers like ‘Ronnie Drake,’ whatever he’s got in the oven is sure to be scrumptious.