Tag Archives: Jay-Z

Ep. #44: Shad

Shad is one of North America’s most thoughtful and skilled hip-hop artists and we here in Canada are proud to call him one of our own. The gifted MC has won a Juno and been nominated for the Polaris Music Prize twice, most recently for his record TSOL. Its stunning follow-up is Flying Colours, which is out now via Black Box and brings Shad to a city near you on his extensive North American tour. Here he discusses his recent stint co-hosting the Polaris Music Prize, his new album and why we’re all doing ok, stepping up his skills, Jay Z’s recent output, hip-hop’s fascination with guest stars, Canadian politics and multiculturalism, the song “Yall Know Me” and more.

Related links: shadk.com weareblackbox.com vishkhanna.com

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Ep. #12: WondaGurl + Simone Schmidt of the Highest Order

16 year-old Brampton, Ontario producer WondaGurl talks about being on Jay-Z’s new album and the Highest Order’s Simone Schmidt discusses music festival culture (they played the Toronto Urban Roots Festival last night) and leaving Facebook. For more info about this episode, sign up for the Kreative Kontrol newsletter.

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