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Shad Takes Over CBC Music with Flying Colours

Shad "don't blog or Twitter" -- please see the "Yaa I Get It" music video above -- but the rapper is CBC Music's first ever guest editor, which means all day Tuesday the MC, and recent host of the Polaris Music Prize gala, will be the star of the site. 

We suspect the CBC Music team handed him the keys so they could sleep off their Thanksgiving weekends. But no biggie. Because Shad's already filling the site with articles about what he knows best: hip-hop. (And stories about Shad, too, obviously.) 

But if you still have a question for him, or maybe just a pitch for yet another Shad-related listicle, you can talk to him yourself. The hip-hop star will be taking fans questions via Twitter all day on @CBCMusic. It's a full scale #ShadTakeover! (And make sure to use that hashtag when you're Tweeting at Shad.) 

But if you're a little confused about who this Shad guy is and how he got all up in your interwebs -- if you didn't, for instance, already know that he's a 31-year-old musician born in Kenya and raised in London, Ontario, who's recorded four albums, won a Juno (and Canada Reads) and who happens to be one of CBC Music's "25 Greatest Canadian Rappers" ever -- we'll point you to the one CBC Music link that'll get you best acquainted with the guy.

Shad's newest record, Flying Colours, is streaming on CBC Music. The album arrives in stories today, but you can hear it now in full. He walked the CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos through the making of the record last week, and you can get his song-by-song analysis of the disc on CBC Music, too.

Keep checking back to CBC Music throughout the day for more from Shad.

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