In the music video for "Meal Ticket," Isaiah Rashad's indominatably smooth new single, a laundromat is the metaphorical focal center for different hustles, with the TDE rapper and an assistant as its head honchos. Some examples of the pure grind on display include a makeshift swap meet that turns into a paycheque, and a persistent mixtape rapper creating a platinum plaque. It's inspiring to watch, and doesn't waste anytime getting you to root for the characters as they search for their "meal ticket."
Watch the video for "Meal Ticket" above. At the end of the video, the date "09.02.16," or September 2 2016, appears. Could it be the release date of Rashad's much-awaited follow-up to Cilvia Demo? The FADER has reached out to TDE for comment.