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Shad talks about his Christmas memories

Juno award-winning rap artist and rising star Shad K treasures the memory of watching music videos on TV during Christmas -- long before he appeared in music clips himself. 

The Rwandan Canadian artist, whose real name is Shadrach Kabango, is one of those brainy hip hop stars (like k-os and Common) whose lyrics delve deep, into issues like the Rwandan genocide and young adults living with their parents. He also speaks French and has a master's degree in liberal arts. 

He reminisced about his childhood before getting ready to move out from Commercial Drive to Ontario for the holidays.  

What is your favourite holiday memory?

Shad: Probably any Christmas as a little kid -- Playing with brand new baseball cards, watching music video countdowns with my sister, and listening to my aunts sing. 

 

What's your vision for Canada over the next year? A resolution, so to speak.

Shad: Hmmm... If I could make a resolution for the whole country it would be for all of us to learn more about our world. I think that could change a lot.

 

Stay tuned for more responses on Christmas memories and New Year wishes. 
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