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Shad & DJ T.Lo – Fire

Previously mentioned Canadian rapper Shad follows his great DJ T.Lo collaboration ”Hang On” with an entire five track joint effort titled Boarding Pass. It’s a worthwile listen from the pair; filled with optimistic, bouncy beats  and soulful samples that vibrate underneath Shad’s humble, often bleak message. Above you can hear another great EP stand-out “Fire”, and check out the whole thing here.

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Shad & DJ T.Lo – Hang On

Coming hot off the heals of his 2013 release Flying Colours, Shad returns with ‘Hang On,’ a collaboration song with DJ T.LO. The track is the lead single off the duo’s forthcoming EP Boarding Pass. On it Shad, always known for his intense lyricisms and dynamic flows and verbiage, discusses the continued media indoctrination we experience in society today. In accordance with much of Shad’s music, the unassuming, often-times depressing messages, are masked under upbeat, light-hearted sounds and Shad’s vocal delivery. During the track the Canadian rapper spits about the shifting roles between comedians and rappers, the former leaning towards being a more exposing and truthful medium as the latter has relengated to foolishness. All this occurs over upbeat production, with a rapid piano diddy parading itself through. DJ T.LO also enforces a reoccuring vocal sample hooting and hollering in the background, as hi-hats and tumbling trumpets blares after every bar.