Born in Kenya to Rwandan parents, Shad’s family moved to London, Ontario, Canada a year later. A Juno award winner, Shad first broke through the Canadian rap arena with his debut album “When this is Over” in 2006. In 2014, Shad was ranked second by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) on their list of “25 greatest Canadian rappers ever”. Ahead of household names such as Drake, K’naan and K-os among others.
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