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Artist: Thaddeus David

Album: Maven

Label: Members Only

Release Date: January 27, 2012

State Of The Artist/Helluvastate representative Thaddeus David (AKA Thadwick Tristen Trevor

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With Maven, Thaddeus David Proves (Once Again) How Well He Can Rap

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Artist: Thaddeus David

Album: Maven

Label: Members Only

Release Date: January 27, 2012

State Of The Artist/Helluvastate representative Thaddeus David (AKA Thadwick Tristen Trevor III) has just released Maven, a sixteen-track grouping of songs that show off his razor-tongued raps as well as ever. There's a fair helping of tasty production on the album's front half as well: name-brands like Kuddie Fresh, Dj Semaj, Ski Team and Jester are represented; all of whom register A-grade performances. The remainder of the album (which you can hear here by the way) is filled in with second hand beats, and internet finds that are surprisingly clean in quality, and provide an apt playground for his various lyrical thoughts, yet they also serve as a reminder of how awesome Thad sounds over his Helluvastate teammate Tay Sean's smokey funk instros. Last year's Adventures in Helluvastate was outstanding, and a genuine chemistry was discovered. Though Thad has proven here that he can handily hold down a full-sized project, having TS (who appears on AIH as Swan Coltrane) to toss the mic to really only makes him better. Their styles are similar enough to make sense, and unique enough to keep things fresh.

To sum things up: Maven finds Thaddeus David rapping quite nicely, and toying with some interesting song ideas; and speaking of interesting songs, I can't wait to hear more Helluvastate.

Check out Thadd's video for "Crown Royal" from Maven after the jump...

 
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