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too big for hidden gem: Classified *Canadian hip-hop

March 31st, 2011 by | Alternative/Indie, Hip-Hop/Rap |

With 90’000+ facebook fans and a national tour in Canada, Classified is quickly becoming one of the most popular Canadian hip-hop acts. I’m not from Canada but I have a lot of respect for rappers like K-Os, Shad, Classified and iSH because they have a lot more work to put in to get attention than an American artist and even a UK artist in my opinion.

Rather than tell you about Classified, when you can check out his wikipedia, I will give you my 3 favorites from him which show his production skills and how he has this unique alternative hip-hop style that’s just as good if not better than Atmosphere. These 3 songs are off Classified’s latest album, Handshakes and Middle Fingers.
Classified – That Ain’t Classy (MUST DL)
Classified – Maybe Its Just Me f. Brother Ali (flute beat)
Classified – The Day Doesn’t Die
Follow Classified on twitter to find out if he’s coming to a city near you.

Bonus: Going with the theme of Canadian hip-hop, thought I would drop a Shad track for your listening pleasure. This is off Shad’s last album, TSOL, released last year. If your ever having a rough day, listen to this song.
Shad – Keep Shining

Shad- Rose Garden remix ft. Von Pea & Donwill

September 23rd, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |
Shad drops a new verse and gets Tanya Morgan’s Von Pea & Donwill for a remix of his sick track “Rose Garden.” The remix leads up to his  new album TSOL, which dropped earlier this year but it’s U.S. release is schedule for October 5th.
Download here Shad-Rose Garden (rmx) by Fab4music
Previous Shad Posts:We,Myself, and I, Introducing Shad

Shad – “We, Myself & I” (Official Music Video)

September 22nd, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap, Music Video |
I know, Shad is awesome! If you haven’t checked out the video above and if you haven’t listened to “Yaa I Get It”, then I understand why you aren’t a fan of his like I am. I love the rock instrumentals which makes his hip-hop sound so much more powerful when you hear it.
The song above will be on Shad’s upcoming album (sorry no DL links). However Download “Yaa I Get It”, it’s just as good a song, if not better and because I feel bad, listen and download “Rose Garden”.  Shad – Rose Garden – by the Pop Sucker
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September 21st, 2010 by | Hip-Hop/Rap |

Sick rapper out of Canada who has released 3 solid albums.
Here are a couple of his best songs.
Check out my other blog Fab4 Music for the latest new hip hop. Get Up – Shad by cmonsterbeats Shad – Yaa I Get It by BeforeBigsZach

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