• Avi Cantor

Interview: Tadoe delivers hard-hitting new album 'No Guts No Glory'

In an interview with Remixd Magazine, Tadoe speaks about his new project.

After a two year hiatus, Chicago drill pioneer Tadoe has returned with his album No Guts No Glory. The 13-track project is full of ominous production from Chief Keef, equally menacing lyrics from Tadoe, and features ranging from Lil Yachty to Glo Gang associate RB Santana.

No Guts No Glory encapsulates much of the carefree yet threatening vibe that fans loved about the early days of Chicago drill. However, in a recent phone interview with Remixd Magazine, Tadoe explained that one of the biggest aspects of his growth as an artist has been the sharpening of his lyrics, despite still free-styling much of his music.

This is evident in songs like "Get it Bussin" where he's able to repurpose the meaning of his bars by the different ways he uses the word "roll." However, at the end of the day, Tadoe prioritizes the feel of his music over getting nit-picky with lyrics.

“I'm just having fun...giving the fans what they want” he explained.

Well before and after the album's release, however, the rise of New York drill music has taken rap by storm. A major part of this rise was the groundwork that Tadoe and his Glo Gang affiliates put in during the beginning of the decade with Chief Keef's "I Don't Like" and "Love Sosa" as well as Tadoe's "Gang In This Bitch".

“We salute them, they doing they thing, it’s good that it spread like that,” he explained.

Looking towards the future, Tadoe is looking to boss up by investing in the real estate market, start his own record label, Blue Bummer Gang Records, and of course, drop more music.

“More music, more properties, more real estate,” he explained.

Make sure you check out the album No Guts No Glory below!