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 

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"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."


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