The Break Presents: Shad

Shad’s a Juno-winning hip-hop artist who is arguably at the top of his game. Although he hasn’t quite achieved critical acclaim like fellow Canadians Drake and K’naan, the 31-year-old MC is certainly on the right path. Check out his latest project Flying Colours on iTunes.

Standout: “Fam Jam” (Fe Sum Immigrins)

Also check out: “Stylin” Featuring Saukrates

And: “Rose Garden”

Name: Shadrach Kabango aka Shad

Age: 31

Hometown: London, ON

I grew up listening to: OutKast, Lauryn Hill, Ras Kass.

Most people don’t know I: Most people know most things about me ’cause of the Internet.

My style’s been compared to: Common.

My standout records and/or moments to date have been: Flying Colours, TSOL, Old Prince.

My goal in Hip-Hop is: Make good music.

I’m gonna be the next: George Costanza.

To check out more of my music go to: Follow me on Twitter (@shadkmusic) and Facebook.

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  • Adam

    Incredible artist! Hope more and more people get to enjoy his music! Big ups from Toronto

  • g

    yes. more SHAD on XXL!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Katie Woods

    YES! This dude is incredible, nice to see him getting some of the attention he deserves. I wanna see more Shad on XXL!

  • JHoff

    Shad has been killing it! Definitely needs to be talked about more!

  • Wesley Vaughan

    Shad’s a mix of Constanza, Kramer, Seinfeld, & Newman.

  • D

    Shad is the man, glad to see him getting exposure on xxl

  • sam

    nice, ill listen to anyone who aspires to be George Costanza

  • MC Forty

    for what it’s worth…Shad is the wisest rapper. Jesus values wisdom, and Yeezus sounds like Jesus. Therefore, Shad is the best rapper.

  • Blair

    this dude deserves much more recognition than Drake ever got in the U.S.

  • Nick Elizondo

    The more shad around the better! He is a great guy and deserves as much attention as possible! Incredible Artist