As if keeping the rhythm with his rhymes, ShaoDow delivers a lesson in lyrics with his new video for the track titled ‘Morning After Morning’. Featuring Abiade, the dynamic duo of the beat unleash a double sonic assault to the senses via 3:30 of sheer thunder contrasted with brief breaks in each verse to lull the listener into a false sense of safety. This is power-poetry at it’s finest. The true crime would be to listen with headphones. ‘Morning After Morning’ demands 2000 watts and a subwoofer.
The only negative thing I can say about the video is that it ended way too soon.
Morning After Morning, the newest single from ShaoDow featuring long time friend and collaborator Abiade is a lyrical skill lesson. With bars, flows and quotables the two MCs grabbed a banger and went HAM just because they can.
The not quite Hip Hop, not quite Grime production comes from subwoofer shaking veteran Phase 2 whilst back up is provided in the form of a definitely Grime remix from J-Fresh that is sure to be a reliable weapon in any urban selector’s arsenal.
“I’m a lyricist first, always have been, always will be. Making full on songs is fun, but sometimes I just want to go in and remind a dude that Shao can spit. I’ve known Abs since college days, we were messing about, rapping and trying to avoid a boring life back then, I guess in some ways we still are.
This track is really just two good friends just doing what we love and what we’re dope at.”
Morning After Morning ft. Abiade is taken from ShaoDow’s 3rd album シャウ道。The Way Of Shao with features from Papoose, Krizz Kaliko (Strange Music), McLean, Dot Rotten, Genesis Elijah, Durrty Goodz and Serocee.
The single was released on Spotify, Apple Music, ShaoDow’s own website and all good download sites on Monday 19th June.
Shao is one of only a few independent rappers able to make a full-time living from selling his physical singles/albums and merchandise. He owns The Blue and Purple Store, the UK’s first artist run pop up shops selling a selection of his music, headphones and merch in major shopping centres across the country.
He recently released his first book a manga series (Japanese style comic book) entitled シャウ道。The Way Of Shao the collector’s edition sold out within 2 months.
A hardworking rap businessman – he learned his discipline & work ethic whilst studying Kung Fu in China when he was just a teenager.
Upon returning to the UK, ShaoDow completed a Law degree and now commits his life to making music, selling 25k physical albums independently and opening for Tech N9ne, The Pharcyde, Stomzy, Skepta, Wiley, Ghetts, Devlin, Akala, touring Europe, Asia and South America, rapping in Japanese during his Fire In The Booth on BBC 1Xtra, and performing at Reading & Leeds festival.
It is no wonder he was nominated for Hardest Working Artist in 2016’s AIM Independent Music Awards!