Canadian rapper Shad is as clever as he is entertaining to listen to. I guess you could say his wit is why he's interesting to listen to.
The dude dropped an album I wasn't too hot on a few years ago, but it was mostly because of the hooks and production, not his skills on the mic.
Shad now has a new, free EP of tracks out, and it's pretty much just him spittin' raw over some straightforward boom-y bap-y beats with some pretty strange samples and effects swirling around them. I actually prefer hearing the guy deliver his rhymes in this capacity. Most of the tracks are short, but Shad's sharp lyrics can leave a deep impression in a short amount of time--especially on the beautifully nostalgic and autobiographical "it ain't over."