It’s been a big year for Shad, — massive really, And he didn’t even release an album. He’s gone from one of Canada’s most diligent and consistent emcees to hosting CBC’s Q, after former host Jian Ghomeshi’s was publicly disgraced.
Add to the list replacing Action Bronson’s headline spot at NXNE to playing Canada’s most hallowed venue and there you have it. Shad is bigger than ever. And let’s face it, the guy deserves it. His talent on the mic is undisputed as far as I’m concerned. His rhymes are smart, conscious, humorous, and in many cases ridiculously infectious.
For those doubters, watch his Live at Massey Hall performance from March 27th above. Kudos Shad.