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Thaddeus David: Maven
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The solo debut from local MC Thaddeus David (aka Young TH of State of the Artist and Thadwick Tristen Trevor III of Helluvastate) is a top-notch set of smooth, slick hip-hop that finds Thaddeus balancing some harder, swagger-heavy rhymes with more personal, introspective fare and bringing his clever wordplay and nimble flow throughout. Onry Ozzborn and fellow SOTA MC Parker Joe make guest appearances, while the wide-ranging supporting beats from Ski Team and Kuddie Fresh (amongst a handful of up-and-comers and some recycled backdrops) are equally consistent. "Jones" notably finds Thaddeus rapping over an awesome medley of classic Nas beats. 2/10/2012 - Alex