TWIB Meets ShaoDow [interview]


TWIB just lately had a fast one on one with UK fast-rising emcee ShaoDow and that is what we bought. Sit again, calm down and get aware of him as he shares his love for a lot of issues past music.

How did you get began in music, and what drives you to proceed?

– I used to be mucking about with rapping throughout my faculty days, I wasn’t actually good at it although. It was after I went to China and was learning Kung Fu on the market that I actually correctly unearthed my love for music and commenced creating my lyrical fashion.

Do you bear in mind the primary tune you ever made? How did you go about it?

– The first correct tune I wrote was ‘Look Out There’s A Black Man Coming’. I nonetheless carry out it to today. That’s essential to me truly, having the ability to write songs which can be nonetheless dope 10 years later, 20 or 30 doesn’t matter.I wrote it in the identical manner I write most of my songs. Saw or skilled one thing that introduced an idea to thoughts after which lived with the instrumental for so long as attainable till the suitable phrases got here to me.

For this tune I used to be making an attempt to seize the expertise of a younger black man from London transferring to Oxford and noticing the bizarre seems to be and fearful strangers.

Is there a selected tune or musical passage that by no means fails to maneuver you emotionally?
– Probably one thing from an anime to be sincere. I’m a nerd for that stuff. If I needed to guess, I’d say it could be from One Piece. That present is dope. Other than that I actually like Metallica – No Leaf Clover. Great tune to take heed to once you’re making an attempt to do a giant raise within the gymnasium… I’m going to take heed to it proper now. Back in a minute.

What has been a seminal expertise for you?

– Ok I’m again. Too many to call – crowd browsing at Hip Hop Kemp in Czech Republic, opening for Tech N9ne and giving him a signed copy of my album and manga guide, doing my Fire In The Booth, finishing the course on Ninja Warrior UK, talking in Parliament, successful my first award.Too many, simply studying that I really feel blessed. Sometimes I neglect to mirror on the successes.

Thanks for reminding me.


If a film about your life in music was to be made, what fascinating/unusual moments and tales would you share to make the film cool?

– Well firstly, I’d make the film, secondly it could be an anime that was tailored from a manga sequence, thirdly I’m kinda to start with phases of doing that.

Probably stuff like how I randomly ended up opening for Wiley by by accident strolling into the again stage of considered one of his tour exhibits. Or how I began a headphone model simply by being within the precise proper place on the precise proper time.

Lots of random stuff occurs to me. It’s enjoyable

What is the best factor about working within the music business? And what would you modify for those who had the chance?

– The freedom to create, entertain and encourage and be the soundtrack to individuals’s lives and experiences.

I’d change the truth that not sufficient individuals find out about my artwork. I’m engaged on that half although.

What has been your greatest problem…and the way did you overcome it?

– One of my fixed challenges, (which I’m certain most artists can relate to) is discovering a dependable solution to make a residing while doing one thing I like.

Thanks to God although I’ve been knowledgeable rapper for round 10 years and don’t have any intention of stopping or slowing down.

I suppose I overcame it by being sensible and modern in the way in which that I get my music on the market. And understanding my price as an artist.

Now I’m within the place that I get booked by colleges and universities in order that I can advise college students on tips on how to do one thing just like what I’ve and naturally I’m nonetheless performing, touring and constructing a fan base.

So I suppose I’m doing one thing proper, even when it takes a very long time to get it proper.

What would your folks say they respect essentially the most about you?

-That I haven’t killed them of their sleep.

What is your most valued materials possession?

– I don’t assume I’ve one. Stuff is stuff. I a lot choose experiences, individuals and improvement of self.

I do actually like my bonsai tree and my cat although.

What has been your strangest movie star encounter?

– I gave Tech N9ne a signed copy of my album and manga guide earlier than I opened for him in Bristol. That was extra cool than unusual.

Who could be your superb dinner visitor, residing or lifeless, and what would you serve them?

– Bruce Lee. I’d ask him to coach me in alternate for Jerk Chicken and Dumplings. What? It’s a superb deal.

What are the best songs, albums, books, motion pictures, TV exhibits, web sites you’ve ever come throughout?

Album – most likely Evanescence’s first or third.

Book – An Uncomfortable Truth by Neil Strauss or The 12 Rule For Life by Jordan Peterson.

Movies – I actually like The Wolf Of Wall Street and that new Spider-Man into the Spiderverse movie.

TV present – One Piece or Dragon Ball Z

Website – mine. Because it makes me look horny (

Name 5 songs (yours excluded) that we might anticipate finding in your iPod or Music Player

Tech N9ne – Dysfunctional

Kano – three Wheel Ups

Metallica – No Leaf Clover

My Hero Academia – You Say Run

The Game – Ali Bomaye

What special-hero sort expertise are you blessed with?

– I make the inconceivable attainable. I can even eat numerous hen.

When you’re sitting on the porch age 97 what would you wish to look again on and smile having achieved?

– My total life. The arduous occasions, the nice occasions, the failures and successes. The entire rattling factor.

Are there another fascinating info about you that hardly anybody else is aware of?

– I don’t like balloons. They’re evil.

Any last ideas? 

I’m headlining The 100 Club on Friday 12th of April. You can get tickets from HERE and I’m additionally opening for KRS-One on 14th of May at Trinity in Bristol.

And after all, my new single “Like You” ft Manga Saint Hilare is out now.

Thanks for the interview!

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