Hip-hop—spanning music, visual art, fashion, and more—is one of the most important artistic movements to emerge in the last 50 years. Billy Mark will interview Shad, an emcee and host of the award-winning documentary series Hip-Hop Evolution, about the past, present, and future of hip-hop.
SHAD is a Canadian rapper with four solo albums under his belt, one retro pop-rock side project, a masters degree, and numerous accolades. In addition to three of his records being nominated on the Short List of the prestigious Polaris Music Prize, TSOL won the 2011 Rap Recording of the Year at the Juno Awards. Since then, Shad has elevated his practice by emerging as a vital broadcaster. After hosting CBC Radio’s q, he went on to host the Hip-Hop Evolution docuseries, whose 2016 season on HBO Canada earned both a Peabody Award and an International Emmy Award. Learn more: https://www.shadk.com.
BILLY MARK is an experimental artist whose work is rooted in the art of poetic freestyle. Based in poetry, his work extends to areas of music, theater, sculpture, movement and installation. He lives and works in Detroit. Learn more: https://billymark.space.