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    Shad

    Years active: 2005 - present Hometown: London, Ontario

    Shad's humble beginnings may explain his signature self-deprecating lyrics. While he was completing his undergraduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Sharach Kabango entered a local radio station's talent competition and won $17,500. With that money, he made and released his debut album, When This Is Over, and promptly hit the road to share his music. He quickly achieved fame across Canada, eventually winning the Juno Award for Rap Recording of the Year in 2011 and he's still going strong and continuing to build his strong a loyal fan base.