Thadd Williams

Thadd Williams

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"The Song is Hot, the artist has a lot of character; he rides the beat well" – Lenny S VP A&R Def Jam Inspired by artists like Lupe Fiasco,OutrKast,Ludacris, Jadakiss, and Mos Def Thadd Williams walks gracefully between HipHop student, Lyrist, and Spokes person for the every day grind of living

Biography

These days it's hard out here for a rapper. Being lyrical is not enough. You have to make up the complete package. You have to look the part, act the part, and be the part. The girls have to love you and the guys have to want to be you. You have to have that swagger, energy, attitude and talent all combined into the perfect package to make today's rap star. And that's exactly what 5 Star District Music Group’s Southern soldier Thadd Williams brings to the hip-hop world.

It's been a long time coming for Thadd to drop his smash mixtape debut Diamond In the Rough but the South Carolina titan has enhanced his street buzz with mixtapes galore. Gearing up for his 1st album, the much anticipated and aptly titled Against the Grain, Mr. Williams is more than prepared to show folks he's what they've all been waiting for.

Thadd was born Thaddeus Williams 22 years ago in Columbia, SC. He grew up hard, living with his single mother, and cousin’s in Columbia, dubbed The Metro. At 14 young Thadd took to the streets of SC not selling drugs to survive, but sharpening his lyrical craft to make it out the hood. At the same time his mother was working two jobs, and he himself was contemplating dropping out of high school, he began a new hobby: rapping, which soon became a major focus in the young hustler's life. The Metro hip-hop scene was just beginning to bubble and Thadd wanted to be a part of it.
In 2005 Thadd caught the attention of the then growing and eventual home company 5 Star District Music Group. The new-jack spent the next Two years recording and preparing for his introduction to the game, aligning with present manager Gerald “ G “ McCaslin.

In 2007 Thadd dropped a warm up mixtape with Hood Hard Dj crew member Dj AAries, "I was blessed to get the success that I got on this effort," the rapper says. "It really was good material, but it wasn't the best Thadd material."
Which brings Thadd Williams to his second effort? "Diamond in the Rough is a representation of the way I feel and it matches the identity of the records that fit my album and it's a representation of me," Thadd explains. And Diamond in the Rough is loaded with bangers as can be seen with the leak of his first single, produced "My Bad." Other guaranteed hits include "Don’t Sleep" and "Riding Hard” both produced by Nova Kane. There's also "Whatever you need" produced by the Federo and My Che Amor ft R & B soul singer Jay Rush. This project is sure to be a classic for years to come.

Even though Thadd hasn't released an album to date he hasn't been bored. He's been busy plotting and planning. "I'm looking forward to having success with Diamond in the rough, and from there I got the debut album Beginners Luck coming.”You got to grow as an artist. You got to reinvent yourself every time you come out. I don't believe in staying in the same space. I believe in getting better. At the end of the day, isn’t too much change as far as life. I still wake up every day work from 9 to 5, pay my bills, write rhymes, and enjoy speaking for the common person who doesn’t own a phantom." Spoken like a true rap star.

Up Coming events:
Jan-08 SEA Awards
Jan 08 – Tony Hawk Skate exhibition (Virginia)
Dec 07- Hood Hard T.V
Interviews:
July 07- Interview on hiphopgame.com
Dec 07- Interview on Rapcapital.com
Jan-08 – interview on Str8hiphop.com
Jan 08- Interview in Break Magazine
May 08- interview Rise Magazine
May 08- Interviw on YORAPS.com
Projects Releases:
Jan 07- Diamond In the Rough

Current Play lists:
DJ Mick Boogie ( Riding High ) Dirty Work 15
DJ Mickey Knox- Hip Hop Nation
DJ Bedtyme357- Hate Money Radio
DJ Reg T- Unsigned Artist Showcase
DJ Furious Stylez- 66Raw
J Mack- Hood Hype radio
Royal Radio.com
DJ b Lord
Quotes:
The Song is Hot, the artist has a lot of character; he rides the beat well – Lenny S VP A&R Def Jam

All Thadd’s records are HOT! DJ Prince Ice

The Track Runnin is Dope- DJ Mickey Knox- HipHop Nation Radio

They are hot…for real they are good- Gavin Stienberg Major Key Entertainment

Riding Hard is the best single I’ve heard in awhile-Dan Green A&R Koch Records

We Love Thadd’s Work-J Mack- HoodHype.com

Discography

Records currently on playlists:

New Single Ringtone: You can hear it on hot 91.1, hatemoney Radio fm.1.net
Hot 103.9/w DJ B Lord
90.1/w Dj B Lord

Mixtape released:
2007 Souths #1 Draft pick hosted by Dj Arries and mixed By Dj Silk