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Thad Lu


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Thad Lu is Chi Town born and raised, and he carries that distinctive touch that Chicago is known for – instead of following the trends, he’s making a sound that is completely his own, and doing it better than anybody else.
Thad Lu’s wordplay and cadence elevates him above other rappers, and there’s a very simple reason he’s able to do it so well; his roots in spoken word. He began succeeding without any beats at all, carrying the whole audience through his words alone. So when he began rapping, it was natural that his delivery would be a notch above other rappers. He is also known for having shows that have a flavor that is completely his own – he combines conscious rap with the type of music that results in mosh pits – yet the most pits at his shows aren’t full of angry people releasing anger, they’re made up of fulfilled people enjoying the happy side of his rap.
Thad Lu is proof that you don’t need to ditch intelligence or consciousness in order to be entertaining. His music makes people woke – in both senses of the word. He had his head set on spoken word, when he became interested in music due to another artist that started with spoken word and transitioned into rap – the legendary Kanye West. He saw the path, and he saw that Kanye became what he became by making the type of music that no one else was making. Thus, he went on the same path by not taking the same path as Kanye, and making music that only Thad Lu can make.


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