“Damn it feels good to be back!” are the first words we hear on Shad’s comeback single ‘The Fool Pt 1 (Get It Got It Good)’ It’s a beautiful statement and a deceptively cheery one at that, considering the subject matter of his socially-conscious (and near-apocalyptic) new album, A Story of a Short War. But within moments of meeting Shad, it’s clear that happiness wasn’t misplaced. Ken Grand-Pierre met up with the musician/writer/radio personality/hip-hop historian we know as Shad.

“I constantly asked myself: how can I tell this story while still making it fun for the listener.”

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