Vibin' Out – Isaiah Rashad’s Cilvia Demo, an E.P.


Isaiah Rashad was relatively recently signed to TDE. TDE, for the uninitiated, is Top Dog Entertainment, the label of Kendrick Lamar, School Boy Q, et al. He dropped Cilvia Demo on January 28, 2014, and it’s pretty fucking good. As per the title, you can vibe out to it. One can put it on, sit back, relax, and enjoy it.

It’s not a stretch to compare Rashad and Lamar, while there are similarities however, they are distinctly different in style and sound. Both have a melodic element to their music. Rashad’s tone is distinct, however, and we should see him come into his own more and more as he drops new records.

Rashad is noteworthy within TDE for being a sort of outsider, he did not grow up in L.A like most of the other members, he grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Reportedly, he passed up most record deals until signing with TDE. There’s probably more of a story there, but I’m sure you can find that elsewhere. Assuming he continues to put out music, I think we’ll be seeing a lot more of him pretty soon. Enjoy.