Shad is back in the game, and he’s returning to the nation’s capital on November 22nd alongside local hip hop troupe TAPAS.
Shad’s sixth studio album—A Short Story About War—was just released on October 26th and has already garnered some critical praise. His 2011 breakout album TSOL won the Juno for Rap Recording of the Year, and he himself has been garnering some notoriety in the US for hosting the Emmy and Peabody Award winning Netflix documentary series called Hip Hop Evolution.
A Short Story About War has all the telling pieces of a Shad album—insightful, thought-provoking lyrics, soulful arrangements, and rhymes that will trip just about anyone’s ears up. But the new record is more political that any of his previous works. It is essentially a concept album, one that takes a hard look at the state of our society, the divisions within it, and “holds a mirror to our world” by examining issues like migration, environment, politics, and the human spirit.
While the subject matter is heavy, Shad maintains a sense of hope throughout (e.g. his video for “The Fool pt 1” below).
We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to Shad’s upcoming show on November 22nd at The 27 Club, which is likely to sell out. Simply fill out the form below to enter the draw!
The draw will take place the day of the show, Thursday, November 22nd, at noon—so be sure to check your inbox.