Contest: Win Tickets to Shad, May 2 @ Bronson Centre


*NOTE* – This contest is now closed. 

Shad, dope rapper & new host of CBC Radio 1’s q, is performing with Zoo Legacy, Story Tellers & Jesse Dangerously on May 2 at the Bronson Centre as part of Ontario Scene. Two (2, 두, II) tickets are up for grabs by entering Ottawa Showbox’s contest!

Shad’s 2013 album Flying Colours is not his latest, he released a collaborative EP with DJ T.Lo last December and two cryptic tracks known as “The Legend of Cy Borg Pts 1 & 2” as part of a Polaris Prize project released in September. The collab between the Polaris short-listed Shad & Holy Fuck known as Holy Shad are still keeping us in suspense about a limited 500 seven-inch run of the collusion. Hopefully we’ll find out more soon…

In the meantime, we are treated to daily exploration of culture as Shad takes on the host duties of q, all the while still creating and playing music. We’ll listen to Shad’s progressive, tongue-in-cheek, intelligent lyrics in person next Saturday and hope you can too. Shad cares about a lot of things, food, music & culture among them, but first and foremost it has to be language. Anyone who says otherwise might never have appreciated good hip hop in the first place, but we’re willing to let that slide.

Your education starts here.

How to Enter

Email or tweet at us (@ottawashowbox) the name of Shad’s first album to be shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize.

(Clue: he’s been shortlisted thrice. Not a clue. Just a tidbit.)

What you could win

One pair of tickets to Saturday May 2nd’s show of Shad playing with Zoo Legacy, Story Tellers, and Jesse Dangerously at the Bronson Centre this Saturday.

Contest ends Thursday, April 30.