*For this weeks installment of What Next Impulse Is Listening To, we asked our staff members to provide an album that they are currently listening to. Dive in and your ear buds will thank you later.*
Writer: Michael Blair
Album: Shad K- Flying Colours (2013)
Rwandan born and Toronto based hip-hop artist and MC, Shad K, who earlier this month was highlighted by us here at Next Impulse, just recently (October 15th) released his highly anticipated album, Flying Colours. With this being his fourth album in nine years, following up both The Old Prince (2007) and TSOL (2010), which were both nominated for the prestigious Canadian Polaris Prize and Juno Awards, there was an undeniable bar set for the level of execution that was to be expected on this specific release.
Shad’s approach to hip-hop is incomparable to anyone’s in the business. With an evident sense of confidence, Shad is so very cultured and does a laudable job of portraying his intelligence in his music without coming off pre...