We are together for the first time in over a year celebrating the anniversary of Torches and working on plans for what’s next. It has been brought to our attention that our last AMA was in 2012 and thought you might have more questions.
9 5 . s o u t h (prod. Boi-1da, Maneesh & Colemxn)
a m a r i (prod. J. Cole, T-Minus, Sucuki & Timbaland)
m y . l i f e (feat. 21 Savage & Morray) [prod. WU10 , J. Cole & Jake One]
a p p l y i n g . p r e s s u r e (prod. J. Cole)
p u n c h i n’ . t h e . c l o c k (prod. Mario Luciano & Tae Beast)
1 0 0 . m i l’ (prod. J. Cole & T-Minus)
p r i d e . i s . t h e . d e v i l (feat. Lil Baby) [prod. T-Minus]
l e t . g o . m y . h a n d (prod. WU10 , J. Cole, Frank Dukes & DJ Dahi)
i n t e r l u d e (prod. J. Cole, T-Minus & Tommy Parker)
t h e . c l i m b . b a c k (prod. J. Cole)
c l o s e (prod. J. Cole)
h u n g e r . o n . h i l l s i d e (prod. Boi-1da, DRTWRK & Don Mills)
This is the official discussion thread for your reviews/reactions/thoughts on the new album, Scaled And Icy.
Release Date: May 21, 2021
# of Tracks: 11
Length: 37m 38s
Individual Song Discussions
|Track||Discussion Post||Official Lyric Video|
|6||Never Take It||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3qm1wwkZ48|
##Isaiah Rashad (Zay):
As I'm typing this it has been 1728 days since Isaiah Rashad has dropped an album. In that time frame there has been dozens of leaks and snippets with only TWO official singles. Fans have been impatient, begging Zay and TDE management on social media for an album and most of the time getting one word answers back like 'soon'. So what happened to Isaiah between 2016 to now and is it really TDE's fault that we haven't heard an album yet?
In his first interview with The Fader he touches on some of the struggles he went through after The Sun's Tirade.
> “There wasn’t a whole bunch of recovery [after recording The Sun’s Tirade]. I just went into the interviews and told n****s I fucked my life and health up,” Rashad says. “Then I went on tour and it ain’t like a lot of shit had changed. If anything it got worse, but it just didn’t look as bad outwardly because I had so much going on.”
The trouble really started when Rashad got off the road in late 2017. Having made what seemed like obscene sums of money, he fell into the conventional trap of the young and rich: he called up all of his closest friends from home and told them to move in. Magnanimously, he wanted them to have whatever he had, including nice clothes, expensive meals, and extravagant amounts of mood enhancers.
> “And then…I ended up sleeping on my homie’s couch for like four or five months,” Rashad says. “It was the quickest fall from grace I could ever imagine.”
In his second interview with Billboard he touched on his relationship with Top.
Despite being touted as TDE's "secret weapon," Rashad's mishandling of his vices almost led to him getting dropped from the label not once but twice. Though Top Dawg's CEO and founder Anthony Tiffith often used tough love to reawaken Rashad's hunger, his biggest stumble -- a trip to rehab -- nearly destroyed the stoic general.
>"If anything, I might have made that n---a a little soft," recalls Rashad about his relationship with Top. "I went through more in these five years than I did last time. After Sun's Tirade, I was telling that story [about my addiction], but it wasn't like I had s--t behind me. [My manager] Matt checked me into rehab, and we got all that s--t out the way. Top was d... keep reading on reddit ➡
Apparently an Alchemist album has already been released on YouTube under a hidden name and account.
> Just know this was years in the making.
> My new album The Off-Season available everywhere 5/14
The "imaginary" one i was hospitalized with psychosis for talking about too much.
Namaste Reddit! It’s Josh and Sam from Greta Van Fleet. Send us your burning questions for our AMA today at 4PM CT. Our new album, “The Battle at Garden’s Gate,” is available now: thebattleatgardensgate.com. Thank you for streaming and spinning the new record at www.thebattleatgardensgate.com! We can’t wait to connect with you later.
Vent: I accidentally got stuck in the toxic minority of the fan base on Twitter and could honestly just use some reassurance that we’re not all like that.
I get that people have different opinions on this album, I totally understand, but I’ve seen too many people I follow now completely bashing the different sound and making fun of anyone who says they enjoy this album. Also saw a few people literally tweeting at Tyler telling him to become depressed again because he wrote better music when he was.
It’s crazy to me because some of those people are the same ones who preach about mental health. How can they not see the hypocrisy? Anyways, sorry for the rant. I try to ignore people like that as much as possible but sometimes it still gets to me.
I’m glad that he we have such a nice, welcoming environment here :)
Edit: to the person who messaged me asking me to prove people tweeted Tyler with screenshots: I don’t owe you anything. I made this post because it’s true and upsetting, not because I wanted to “prove a point”
I remember when Nicki’s second album came out and thinking, “Huh? Is this the deluxe edition??” When I realized it wasnt, I really questioned her and her team’s decision to title that album that way. I think I remember reading articles of how the first-week sales were lower than expected partly because a lot of people thought it was just a re-release or something.
I mean why the hell would she title it like that. Such horrible marketing!
Can you guys think of any other albums by your favorite artists that were titled incorrectly or you feel deserved a better title, or maybe an album title that caused a lot of controversy which then affected sales?