Isaiah “Rashad” Joel McClain popularly known as Isaiah Rashad was born on May 16, 1991 is an American rapper.
His first big break was performing on the 2012 Smokers Club Tour with rappers Juicy J, Joey Badass and Smoke DZA among others.
Isaiah Rashad is a founding member of the Chattanooga hip hop collective The House along with fellow Chattanooga rappers YGTUT, Michael Da Vinci (MikeyD), Chris P, and Brian Brown.
Isaiah Joel McClain was born on May 16, 1991 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was raised primarily by his mother, who is a hairdresser.
When he was young, Rashad’s father would let him stay up late while they listened to Too $hort and Scarface. His father left the family when Rashad was three.
Rashad briefly had ambitions of becoming a preacher. After his stepbrother lent him a copy of OutKast’s ATLiens in junior high, Rashad started spending most of his time rapping.
In his youth, Isaiah’s mother and stepfather were part of the Five Percent Nation and he recounts going to a mosque with them.
On October 23, 2017, Rashad issued several tweets hinting at a new album coming.
The album, which would be the second studio album and third full-length project coming from Rashad and TDE, would follow successful releases by fellow TDE artists SZA and Kendrick Lamar when released to the public. In May 2019, Rashad played snippets of various unreleased tracks.
Then during an Instagram live video on June 20, 2019, he played a new snippet of a song produced by Kenny Beats, and announced the title of his upcoming studio album to be The House Is Burning.
On April 22, 2020, Rashad released the song “Why Worry” as part of Top Dawg Entertainment’s Fan Appreciation Week.
In an interview for The Fader, Rashad announced The House Is Burning was slated for release in June 2021.
On May 7, 2021, Rashad released the first single from the upcoming album “Lay wit Ya” featuring Duke Deuce, alongside a music video directed by Omar Jones.
It was also announced on all digital platform credits for the song that Rashad also signed a joint venture with Warner Records.
On June 17, 2021, Rashad released the album’s second single “Headshots (4r da Locals)”, with a music video for the song being released six days later, directed by Jack Begert and Mez Heirs.
On July 7, 2021, Rashad revealed the album’s cover art and a July 30 release date, via his social media platforms.
Rashad has a son and a daughter. Upon signing to Top Dawg Entertainment he got a tattoo to commemorate the partnership.
During promotion of The Sun’s Tirade in 2016, Rashad revealed that he had been addicted to Xanax and alcohol, and was suffering from depression, anxiety and isolation during the time between the release of Cilvia Demo and The Sun’s Tirade.
He further stated that he “fucked up”, and almost got dropped from Top Dawg Entertainment three times during the recording of his album. He stated that he was no long taking Xanax and only drinks socially.
In a 2014 interview with Vice, Rashad revealed that at 19 he had suicidal tendencies and attempted suicide a few times.
- Cilvia Demo
- The Sun’s Tirade
- The House Is Burning
Isaiah Rashad is an American rapper. He has an estimated net worth of $300,000.