Tadow! You've heard it before, somewhere embedded in the lyrics or ad-libs of Eric Sermon, Big Daddy Kane, Tupac, Ice Cube, E- 40 or AZ, to name a few. A combination of the words "ta-da" and "wow," a slang term that seems more at home in the 90's than it does in this post-bling era of hip-hop. Nas told us, 'No idea is original, there's nothing new under the sun," and true to form, those very lyrics were undoubtedly inspired by Ecclesiastes 1:9, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." However, we have to recognize that history does inspire fresh works of art, and more importantly we should reflect on the second half of that Nas line, from his song No Idea's Original, where he proclaims, "It's never what you do, but how it's done." Earley Bird and D-VO grew up in the DMV, stepped away to gain artistic insight from Brooklyn and New Orleans respectively and returned home to collaborate as MC's that realize it's all been said and done - but it's never been said and done this way. The Tadow Chronicles is an honest reformulation of what it means to be an MC, to make songs of substance, to inspire others, to represent core values, and to have fun with the creative process. Every painting needs a canvas, and Skip2MyLeft stepped up yet again to provide a canvas of beats that extends beyond disposable mixtape ruckus, and enters a realm that many of us thought disappeared with the hip-hop we grew up on - classic. With production and beats from Skip2Myleft, Earley Bird's beats and lyrics, the lyrics of D-VO, and appearances by the DMV's own K-Beta, Revolution, and Five 7, we give you, The Tadow Chronicles. Enjoy.