Sunday, March 1, 2009

Shad's Biography

2004 - Won the solo male category of the "Rhythm of the Future" unsigned talent contest put on by 91.5FM "The Beat" in Kitchener-Waterloo. Winners were awarded a $17 500 recording prize.

2005 - Released debut album, 'When This is Over' - funded with the proceeds from the 'Rhythm of the Future' competition

2006 - Opened for Common, Lupe Fiasco, Del and others, toured nationally, performed at CMW, NXNE, and other festivals.

2007 - Signed with Black Box Recordings/Fontana North. Performed at Hillside Music Festival, Wakestock, S.C.E.N.E., Cutting Edge, LOLA, and others. Released Sophmore album, "The Old Prince".

2008 - Opened sold-out national tour for Classified. Awarded Juno-nomination for Rap Recording of the Year for 'The Old Prince'. Headlined Skate4Cancer national tour. Short-listed for Polaris Music Prize