Isaiah Rashad ft. Kendrick Lamar - "Wat's Wrong"
Release date: September 2, 2016
When anyone from TDE releases a new album, it's a given that some of their label mates will make an appearance. But it's not always Kendrick—he's noticeably conspicuous from Schoolboy Q's latest album, so hearing an additional verse from Kendrick on Isaiah Rashad’s latest album The Sun’s Tirade felt like a special surprise.
Isaiah Rashad creates a balance by delivering a fast-paced flow over a hazy rhythm that matches the hook, sung by Zacari. The balance works to mirror the subject matter of the track, as Rashad touches on how his former battle with drugs almost ruined his music career. While Kendrick follows the same delivery pattern, his lyrics come across as a response to Rashad—a wake up call to a loved one.
Kendrick begins calmly, asking Rashad a few questions about his life and the blessings pursuing music has brought him. But soon, the calm tone transforms into a frustrating intervention which Kendrick apologies for raising his voice by explaining: “Pardon me, see my alter ego a Gemini.”