Boarding Pass (with DJ T.Lo)
Canadian hip-hop auteur Shad quietly released an EP, Boarding Pass, on his Bandcamp earlier this month to little fanfare (at least when compared to the acclaim received for his 2013 full-length Flying Colours). It deserves wider recognition, as it could be one of the sharpest releases of the genre this year. A collaborative effort with longtime touring partner DJ T.Lo, the disc is sample-heavy and soulful, without ever overstepping the MC’s clever rhymes and signature swagger. Cultural references are casually peppered throughout, namechecking everyone from Pope Francis, to Lindsay Lohan, to Dave Chappelle.
PWYC for the vibrant EP here.