Chattanooga's Isaiah Rashad Reportedly Gets Contract

Monday, June 3, 2013
Isaiah Rashad
Isaiah Rashad

Chattanooga hiphop artist Isaiah Rashad has reportedly signed with TDE (Top Dawg Entertainment), according to Hiphop DX.

The publication said, "TDE has expanded greatly over the last eight years. The imprint launched by Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith in 2005 with the signing of Watts, California emcee" style="margin: 0px; padding: 2px 0px; vertical-align: baseline; border: 0px; outline: 0px; background-color: transparent; color: rgb(227, 49, 0);">Jay Rock has gone on to include additions such as Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q and Ab-Soul—who with Rock, make up Black Hippy.

"During the group's weekend appearance at Hot 97's Summer Jam XX, an announcement surfaced of the latest addition to TDE. According to Rikki Martinez of Los Angeles, California's Power 106 and HipHop-N-More, the new artist is Chattanooga, Tennessee's Isaiah Rashad. Previously, Rashad appeared on the Smoker's Club Tour with Big K.R.I.T. and Smoke DZA."

Dalton Ghost Tours Hosts Haunting Belly Dance Performance Saturday

Dalton Ghost Tours will host a "haunting" belly dance performance with Jamie Gray of Blue Sun Fusion Belly Dance and the ladies of Inamorata Bellydance on Saturday at 8 p.m.   Following the performance guests will embark on a 90-minute ghostly tour of historic downtown Dalton with Connie Hall-Scott, the author of Haunted Dalton, Georgia. Tickets are $12. The evening begins ... (click for more)

Rubert Wates Plays At Charles And Myrtle's Friday

Rubert Wates will play at Charles and Myrtle's Coffeehouse on Friday at 8 p.m.  The coffeehouse is inside Christ Unity Church at 105 McBrien Road.  There is a $10 suggested donation at the door. Review for Rubert Wates:  Since coming to the US.,. Wates has won more than 30 songwriting awards:   His music is an eclectic mix of acoustic, melodic art/folk, ... (click for more)

Legislative Hearing On Volkswagen Emissions Scandal To Be Held In Chattanooga Oct. 29; Haslam To Visit VW Plant Wednesday

The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee’s Appropriation Subcommittee will be conducting a hearing in Chattanooga to review the financial impact on the state from Volkswagen’s violation of U.S. emissions standards. The meeting will be held at the Hamilton County Department of Education, 3074 Hickory Valley Road, on Thursday, Oct. 29, from 1:30-3:30 p.m.  Members ... (click for more)

Bradley County Commission Decides Not To Provide Animal Pickup Service

Bradley County Commissioners on Monday finally put animal control to rest. It was not easy and it was not without confusion, but in the end, the county will not provide animal pickup service. Confusion began when commissioners were asked to approve the agenda, which included two options for animal control pick up. Item “D” provided for the SPCA of Bradley County to pick ... (click for more)

VW PILOT Crash Landing

The Volkswagen emission scandal proves the point citizen activist, Ms. Helen Burns Sharp, has repeatedly brought to the attention of local government officials. She urged them to "beef up" the PILOT contracts before approving PILOT tax abatements. Any logical person would agree, because it is the only way to recoup a tax loss when unthinkable situations arise. Volkswagen's willful ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: VW’s Primer In Disaster

Volkswagen America has gotten into a real bad “tight,” causing their red-faced leaders to huddle with spin doctors, crisis consultants and countless priests in confessional booths. Conversely, I suspect I have found a solution that would get them out of the mud and hasten their return as one of the top automotive providers in the world. You see, on Aug. 14, 1979, the playbook on ... (click for more)