Shad | When This Is Over

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When This Is Over

by Shad

Hip Hop. With an acoustic guitar-strumming emcee who has the ability to connect with his listeners on an array of REAL LIFE topics. Shad's take on Hip Hop is a tasteful sample of nostalgia with a fun, educated and fresh new look.
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. New School Leaders
4:29 $0.99
2. I Get Down
3:59 $0.99
3. Out of Love
4:12 $0.99
4. I'll Never Understand (f/ Bernadette Kabango)
4:27 $0.99
5. Rock To It
4:17 $0.99
6. The Greatest Construction Crew
3:32 $0.99
7. Question Marks
4:48 $0.99
8. Real Game
4:27 $0.99
9. Wild
2:57 $0.99
10. A Story No One Told
5:17 $0.99
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Album Notes
Shad (Shadrach Kabango) is a bright, up-and-coming emcee from the unlikely city of London, Ontario.

In August of 2004, Shad emerged emphatically onto the scene during the annual Rhythm of the Future unsigned talent competition put on by 91.5 FM “The Beat” -- Kitchener/Waterloo's most popular urban music station – winning 1st prize in the solo male category. The contest, judged by esteemed representatives from Universal Records and the Canadian Urban Music Association, awarded each winner an impressive prize of $17 500 to be put towards recording time and resources. In the following months, Shad worked diligently to oversee all aspects of his independent debut release, entitled When This Is Over, while completing the final year of his undergraduate degree.

Shad’s debut has already garnered rave reviews for its honest and clever lyrics and its distinct musical aesthetic from such well-respected publications as NOW magazine, Exclaim, Eye Weekly, and the Globe and Mail.

The young rapper currently maintains a healthy schedule of performances to promote the album. His reputation as a performer has grown rapidly based on recent sold out shows spanning the nation from Vancouver to Halifax, including impressive opening spots for such artists as Common, Lupe Fiasco, Kardinal Offishall, Sadat X, Classified, The Slip and long list of others.

His engaging and dynamic performances showcase an energetic live personality, entertaining freestyle skills, and the unique ability to play guitar and rap simultaneously. Shad's on-stage abilities were lauded at the 2006 Canadian Music Week Festival, where his showcase performance received a score of 96 from the influential Chart Attack magazine CMW report cards - the second-highest rating of any artist in the festival.

As Shad continues to establish a strong foundation across Canada, and with increasing buzz surrounding his surprising debut record and memorable performances, the future certainly appears bright for this charismatic and creative emcee.



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Gehlen Benjamin

just great
ok, so finally i got the chance to buy your cd and you don't even know how hard it was to finally get it. I was in toronto for a month and i looked around in every single cd store to get it but no one had it. i went to some independant store and they told me they had your cd but not anymore and all i had to do is wait till they get it back but they can't order it because someone is suppose to bring your cd's to the store but it never happened . So i found cd baby and finally i got it and it was worth waiting for! so now i just can't wait to order the new one coming out sometime in october! I might be your only one belgian fan but i love this cd so much that i'm making all my friends listen to it so maybe some day we'll be able to find your music in belgium and you'll go for some international tour! yay!


SiMplY FrESh ...
Shad's 'When This is Over' is clever, witty & fresh. The lyrics are intelligent, the flow is nice, and the beat is impressive. Shad is destined to make a mark on the world of hip hop and is one of it's shining stars. This record is a breath of fresh air in an industry dominated by money, the objectification of women and an obsession with violence. Relatable, honest and thought provoking ... muy bien.


god damnit i want this album

daniel mogavero

the song question marks. Extremely enlightning
Love that question mark song. awesome truth. The lyrics blew me away.


One of the most refreshing albums in today's hip hop scene.
Shad's When This Is Over is a breath of fresh air in a genre that is currently falling flat with the glorification of drugs and guns and the objectification of women (and this is coming from a fan of hip hop!) The Album gives a very introspective look into the artist and his thoughts on various subjects, all the while maintaining the energy and almost forcing you to nod your head. The standout tracks include "out of love", "rock to it" and "get down".
This album is highly recommended to any fans of Common, k-os, or even pigeon john. Check it out!

Slow Chrome Hand

This is the most incredible cd Ive ever heard. There are almost no words to descride how dope shad is. I would just call it perfect.

The rap Sinatra

The lyrics to question marks are phenomenal
Question marks - I would love to have the lyrics. Enlightening


I can't put this down!
I recently purchased "When this is over" from CD BABY. I baught this CD and I feel like I'm in high school again. I keep listening to it over and over again. Shad's lyrics always make me think, and also give me a little chuckle at times. It's great to hear Canadian talent like this. One day, he'll be a household name. I'm doing my best to make sure everyone I know get's to hear what this fantastic artist sounds like. So, if you bump into me on the street and I have my headphones one, ask if you can have a listen. You won't be sorry that you did. Can't wait for the second record to drop!


Harley Martin

Amazing cant stop listening to it
This is just an awesome CD. I love the guitar in it and Shad has a great voice. Try to get it out on radio or something, everyone should have this great CD.My favourite track is 1 Afterall it is #1

Chris M

Shad is an amazing MC.
This album was just mindblowing. I haven't heard anything this original and refreshing in a long time. The guitar samples were intricate enough to be interesting but also catchy enough to maintain that interest. On the whole, it's an amazing album.
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