SXSW Profile: Shad (FE Presents: Industry Survival Skills Panelist)

Posted on March 08, 2011 by admin | 1 Comment

If you are going to SXSW, RSVP To the "INDUSTRY SURVIVAL SKILLS 2001 PANEL" NOW!

BUY SHAD's "TSOL" album now!

Since we last checked in on Shad on the FE Blog, he has continued to make moves and grow his fanbase. On March 1st he dropped some new music, "iTunes Session EP" with six new tracks. That same day it hit the #20 (overall) album spot on iTunes!

He's keeping himself busy on the road as well; he'll be down at SXSW next week, he has a string of tour dates in Canada thru out March and April, and then hits the road with Macklemore in Mid-April for some US dates!

Shad has done a great job with effective of videos; music videos, freestyles, etc... His latest video is "Keep Shining" from TSOL, it's one of my favorite tracks on the album, on a topic that we could use so much more in Hip Hop. It pays tribute, respect and praise to the women of the's truly a powerful song, that comes to life beautifully in the video:

Connect with Shad:


Fifth Element has assembled a panel of key artists and professionals in the business to discuss the best ways artists can be self-sufficient and successful in this changing industry!!

We will discuss everything from Social Media, Touring/Booking, Radio, Management, State Of Record Labels, Best Ways To Invest Money, and more!!

MODERATOR: Kevin Beacham

Shad (Decon)
Blueprint (Rhymesayers)
Sage Francis (Strange Famous)
Zach Quillen (The Agency Group)
Jessica Weber (Co-Sign)
John Shaw (Select O Hits)
Cool Nutz (Executive Branch Management)

Stay tuned over the next two weeks for more information on our panelists!!

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May 29, 2012

I couldn’t find any fotgoae. Thanks for the video. I’m glad that Shad won the award. He’s real humble. I would have got on stage and started frontin’! sike! but really I’m glad that he’s finally getting the recognition that he deserves. Can’t wait to see him perform.

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