Don’t believe the hype. Believe the achievement. Time and time again North Ayrshire’s Shadoh achieves the goals he publicly sets for himself on social media. From Last Born Dead, to Get Jacked, Project X and the latest instalment H.W.T.H. He continually raises the bar for himself and the local scene.
After years of hard work polishing his skills, Shadoh really shows his range as an artist in H.W.T.H. Deep personal songs like Opened the Gate, to tracks that get your head bobbing like Buck Up the Noise. Never one to sugar coat his words the West Coast native delivers a variety of razor sharp flows over a range of instrumentals. With witty punch lines, real life lyrics and vivid lyricism, Shadoh has gained fans from all over the world. Whether its pre-order sales to home grown fans, fans from all over England right down to London, fans in a number of European countries and even fans as far as Japan and the USA smashing the language and accent barrier to pieces.
The young, but time-served rapper proves he is an artist not just a rapper. By painting a detailed picture with clever imagery, and taking you through a range of emotions. For instance in Opened the Gates you can feel the emotion in his voice, with relatable bars in every song that bring out emotions in you.. Also, tracks like Shelling and Mxsked that frankly make you feel like going on a random rampage.
Never the shy guy when it comes to beef either, Shadoh already has a decent body count under his belt. A body count that increases with tracks such as Radio DJ’s, really showcasing his skills at clashing and humiliating opponents. Clashing being a major part of the genre and culture - it is vital to be able to hold your own. Something which Shadoh has proved time and time again he is more than capable of doing. With another beef addressed it is a stark warning to any challengers.
Overall H.W.T.H is a high-grade professional album that can contend with any of the household names. With the reception the album received being testimony along with countless other accolades. As Manchester’s Bugzy Malone likes to reference Game of Thrones, crowning himself King of the North. Shadoh has well and truly claimed his throne as King Beyond the Wall.
Written by Connor Kidd