London, Ontario’s Shad released his latest album Flying Colours in October. “Remember to Remember”, featuring Lights, is one of the strongest tracks on an album that has a lot of highlights. One of Canada’s most promising hip hop artists, it remains to be seen whether his backpacker style will eventually lead to the same crossover success that someone like K-Os has enjoyed with Canadian audiences. With Canadian hip hop receiving so much spotlight recently, maybe there are even bigger things ahead. I caught his show at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver (his new home) last week and was struck by how he commanded the stage and captivated the packed audience. His style continues to develop and his live performances have come a long way since I first caught him at Western’s Orientation week in 2006. I liked him then and I like him even more now. Remember to remember.