Shadrach Kabongo

7 Sep

So I discovered a rapper named Shad about an hour ago, listened to his most recent album (his third, this year’s TSOL) straight through, and then struggled to put out the fire he ignited all over me. Dude is a rapsplosion. And has a cool story at that: born Shadrach Kabango, he’s 28, lives in Canada, was born in Kenya to Rwandan parents, and is currently working on his master’s degree. So what you’ve got is a whip-smart, socially hyper-conscious rapper with rap skills so tight they’d make Mr. Bullshit Mainstream Rapper’s head spin like a drunk 14-year-old on a rickety roller coaster. A rare combo. Check out the video for his lastest single for proof:


Trust me, this is just the tip of the iceberg; the rest of the album is easily as good and in most cases better. He’s also going to be at the El Rey Theater on October 13th. Unless I am dead, I will be there.



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