The NZA Posted February 21, 2010 Share Posted February 21, 2010 recently discovered this dude on another forum, finally sat down with his last album "The Old Prince" and its about the most fun ive had overall with a hip hop album in far too long. some quick background: Shadrach Kabango (born 1982), known professionally as Shad, is a Canadian hip hop musician. Born in Kenya, of Rwandan parents, Shad was raised in London, Ontario. His mother worked in London as a hospital lab technician; his father, as a machinist. He attended London Central Secondary School. His debut album When This Is Over (2005) was self-made, financed with the $17,500 he won from 91.5 The Beat's Rhythm of the Future talent competition during his time as an undergraduate student at Wilfrid Laurier University. The album is recognized for lyrics deprecating the typical rap scene and focusing on social causes—for example, the track "I'll Never Understand" examines the Rwandan genocide and includes poetry written by his mother, Bernadette Kabango. In 2007, he was signed by Black Box Recordings and released his second album, The Old Prince. In 2008, The Old Prince received a Juno Award nomination for Rap Recording of the Year, and was nominated for the 2008 Polaris Music Prize. Music critics have compared his style to that of K-os and of Common, and also to a "London (England) sound circa 1990". Shad is bilingual, speaking English and French. He holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is studying part-time towards a master's degree in liberal studies at Simon Fraser University. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shad_%28rappe...cite_note-LFP-7 yeah, enough talk, here's some music. first up, the single i was introduced to & posted elsewhere here a while back: Shad featuring Jermiside & Destruments - The Calling (embedding disabled, natch) Brother (watching) I Heard you Had A Voice Like An Angel / Psalm 137 Compromise Now a daze check him out, somebody else has to feel this. looking forward to checking out his earlier album. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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