A Wayward Word's Worth

June 4, 2010

Forged In The Fiery Furnace

Filed under: Uncategorized — kylelawrence @ 4:02 am

Shad aims to inspire and guide his listeners on their personal journey for self-discovery
Published June 3, 2010  by Kyle Mullin in Music Feature for SEE Magzine

It was the fiery furnace that sparked some of Shad’s best rhymes.

The Biblical tale of a few men strong enough to not surrender their values in favour of false idols, to stay faithful enough to walk through the flames they were condemned to, compelled the young rapper’s parents to name their boy Shadrach, after one of those Old Testament icons. And as their son grew into a man, he hoped his own hip-hop parables could hold the power to provide the same kind of inspiration.

“It always seemed like a deliberate choice that my parents made. I thought a lot about that intention, what they were hoping for me,” says Shad, who will detail that story with his new song  “A Good Name,” along with several other cuts from his latest album TSOL, at the Brixx on Monday. “I don’t think they were trying to hold me accountable or apply any pressure by naming me Shadrach. It was more inspirational than anything.”




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