by Kyle Taylor
Hip-hop is dead seems to still eek its way into conversations somehow. Its pretty easy to shake these conversations off though when you’re aware of the thriving underground hip-hop scene that’s consistently striving to breathe new life into the genre. A long time veteran of the hip-hop game, Canadian artist Shad returns with his latest project, the collaborative “Boarding Pass” EP with DJ T.LO.
As always, Shad exhibits nothing but thoughtful and provocative lyrics, smoothing his flow over a masterful understanding of rhetoric. A true master of production of himself, Shad still is so often collaborating with other producers that this project comes as no real surprise. But the way DJ T.LO handles it is absolutely pristine. Each tracks is layered with eargasmic jazzy beats ranging from mellow to aggressive and energetic.
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