Rapper Thaddeus David and producer Aviel Ben Yamin set out to craft a cohesive, singular statement with their latest five-song release The Rise: White Summer. Check for yourself below to see if the duo met their creative goal. In any case, much of this bumps quite satisfyingly.
Graves33 drops ill lyrical science from a higher esoteric plane than most Seattle rappers of similar ilk. His brief but affecting Survive EP went live earlier this month. The highlight here is the anti-police brutality gut punch “Pelicula Tocino” (featuring Dox and Araless of Black Magic Noize), which will leave you nauseous and fucking pissed off — exactly where you should be concerning such states of affairs.
Watch the music video for “I Hope You Comprehend” (featuring Thaddeus David), below.
Thaddeus David is really good at rapping (we’ve known this since his SOTA days). Recently his music has taken a turn(t) for the, well, trap(t). Which is all good of course — do you, homie. However, 206UP prefers TH like this: Slightly evened out over an instantly recognizable sample. PDX producer Stewart Villain makes a cameo on the beat (and in the video — did you catch it?). Portland’s rapidly ascending Tope lends bars as well. The clip was directed by frequent 206UP photographer Rafy Ochoa, so you know it’s the freshest high-def. From TH and Stewart’s Untitled EP.
Thaddeus David renews his commitment to the classic form of hip-hop with this new four piece EP, Parallels, featuring producer SSA. Check the structured boom-bap on this brief but focused gem and the fly b-boy pose on the cover.
Thaddeus David stays crazy prolific, prepping the December 22 release of his EP Parallels with producer SSA. “Annex” is the first leak from that record and it diverges from his trap modus operandi of late with an understated beat and dusty sample.