When you think of alternative hip hop rappers in Toronto the first name I hope comes to mind is Kenya born and London, Ontario's own Shad K or Shad. He'll be taking the stage at Massey Hall in celebration of Canadian music by taking part in their "Live at Massey Hall" concert series on Friday, March 27, 2015. He will also be joined by special guest soulful British Columbia singer Zaki Ibrahim whose last visit to this venue was alongside Erykah Badu a few years prior. With his borderline comical raps, and precision flow and her soulful vocals, these two will be sure to provide a night attendees will enjoy. For full event details and to secure your seat to the show, take a look after the jump. Shad K:
Bringing skills like Wiggins in the fieldhouse catch him when his frame fills out for real now - draft him!You know he had to do it for ya! With the NBA draft around the corner and Ontario's own Andrew Wiggins set to enter, it was only right that Shad drop his take on Drake's Lauryn Hill sampled track "Draft Day." The song is perfectly executed by the London, Ontario native and highlights his comedic style that he's sustained over the years as he wittingly rhymes "draft day" with "Shad K" and "all-star" with "Demar." Take a listen below and let us know your thoughts. Download: Shad - "MGD" ("Draft Day" dub)
Last we heard of T.O. emcee/producer Miles Jones was when saw the lovely visuals for "Time Machine." Now he's back with a couple more cuts from Runaway Jones, which is officially available for worldwide distribution TODAY. If you know anything about record distribution, you'll know it's not as easy as printing up a bunch of discs, stocking them in stores, then sitting back and raking it in. There's an entire process involving contracts, deals, red tape -- all sorts of things the average consumer would likely be more obliged to drop $14.99 for if only they'd known so much work was involved beyond the music making itself. Any way, bottom line is that RJ's worldwide distribution has been a long time coming, so it's no doubt a big accomplishment. Particularly as an indie artist.You can purchase Runaway Jones on CD, through iTunes, or on bandcamp via URBNET and stream the tracks from soundcloud below. Again by MilesJones Say What feat. Shad K by MilesJones
Day 4 (December 23rd) Produced by Araabmuzik I love surprises. This days installment of Ray's 5 Days of Christmas brings us a new OkayCity freestyle which is just absolutely great. I definitely wasn't expecting this but believe me they both go in over some nice sounds from the former Dipset go-to hit man.
Wondering what Shad's been up to? He's been touring like a madman across The UK and EU, the last stop of which in Cologne, Germany, where he caught up with The Beatpackers, the good people responsible for chopping up this video. Shad K, I know you don't like the phrase, but you're one of our favorite Canadian Rap Sensations. Glad to see you're taking over Europe too-- just look at that crowd, people! It's like he's at Call The Office or something! Spotted at Shad's bloggy blog.