Isaiah Rashad’s ‘The House Is Burning’ named one of the “Best Rap Albums of July”

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July was an exciting month of new albums, including the long-awaited return of Isaiah Rashad with The House Is Burning and other releases from EST Gee, Dave, and more.

Rashad’s first album since 2016’s The Sun’s Tirade earned a spot on Brooklyn Vegan’s unranked list of the “7 Best Rap Albums of July.” The outlet called The House Is Burning “a great sounding album” and praised the project’s “laid-back production, airy R&B hooks, and deep, conversational lyricism from Rashad.”

Brooklyn Vegan complimented the “well-picked and well-executed” features on EST Gee’s Bigger Than Life or Death, such as Lil Baby, 42 Dugg, Rylo Rodriguez, Lil Durk, Future, Young Thug and more.

“EST Gee himself is on his way to the forefront of rap,” the outlet writes about the Louisville, KY rapper. “He’s got a cold, hard delivery, and he knows how to wrap his gritty storytelling in an accessible package without toning down the pure venom of his street rap roots.”

Other albums on the magazine’s list include Vince Staples‘ new self-titled album, Tkay Maidza‘s Last Year Was Weird, Vol. 3, Bizzy Bank‘s Same Energy, Skepta‘s All In EP, and Dave‘s We’re All Alone In This TogetherMeanwhile, Blxst & Bino Rideaux‘s latest collaboration albumSixtape 2, and Dave East & Harry Fraud‘s Hoffa received honorable mentions.

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