Shad (Shadrach Kabango) is quickly becoming one of Canada's most respected young artists. His sophomore record, The Old Prince, was received with top reviews by music publications across the board, snagged a Juno nomination for Best Rap Recording of the Year, and also secured a spot on the coveted Polaris Music Prize short-list.
In 2009, Shad packed his bags and toured the US on the 2009 VANS Warped Tour in support of the US release of The Old Prince.
Shad's growth as a musician really shines through on The Old Prince. Receiving 5N's in Now Magazine, 10/10 on RapReviews.com, and equal comparisons to Kanye West and Common on OkayPlayer.com, Shad became one of the most talked about Canadian hip hop artists in 2008.
Combined with his remarkable live show, endless touring schedule and three outstanding music videos ("The Old Prince Still Lives at Home" became YouTube's #1 featured video World Wide), The Old Prince allowed Shad to reach out and attract fans right across the globe.
Shad broke ground with his 2005 independent debut When This is Over, which earned endless praise for its honest and clever lyrics and its distinct musical aesthetic. Shad toured the album, selling out solo shows, playing for campuses across the country, and landing opening spots for the likes of Common, Lupe Fiasco, Classified and K-OS.
With two instant classics under his belt, Shad continues to walk the humble path. He appreciates the chance to make and share his music, and he feels really lucky to have his art received the way it is.
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|When This Is Over||2005||Independent|
|The Old Prince||2009||Black Box Recordings|
|TSOL||2010||Black Box Recordings|
|iTunes Session EP||2011||Black Box Recordings|