Isaiah Rashad: “Being in TDE, you either a sponge or brick. You going to absorb or break shit and fuck up the situation. I’m more on the side of absorbing. All this talent I’m around, I’m going to pick up. I can’t be mad. Imagine LeBron got traded to the Lakers in like 2003 when Karl Malone, Gary Payton, Kobe, and Shaq were all on the same team. You put LeBron at small forward, it’s so much to learn.

Imagine LeBron got traded to the Lakers in like 2003 when Karl Malone, Gary Payton, Kobe, and Shaq were all on the same team. I'ma LeBron.

“I’ma LeBron. He was raw talent at one time, it took him a while to do his shit. But when he got his shit down he really got every side of the game down. That’s what I’m trying to do. I’m trying to get everything evened up. Niggas check Jordan too much instead of trying to be something new. Everybody can’t be Hov. Be new or be yourself.

“Instead of trying to chase after legend, try to create your own legacy. A true legacy, though. TDE is some new shit. It’s not brand new, but for what it is right now, it’s been a minute since it was like a gang of cold rappers together. Even selling those independent albums, that’s a walk in a different direction. I just want to continue the trend of walking in a different direction than where the game been going in.”