‘Besides’ (Mixtape)

    London, Ontario’s Shad has been relatively quiet on the solo tip this year after dropping one of 2010’s best hip-hop albums in TSOL. But that doesn’t mean dude’s about to take 2011 off completely. He appeared on a slew of tracks as a guest artist and just so happened to have some rare tunes laying around, too. As such, he linked with DMC and Scribble Jam winner DJ TLO and put together the cleverly titled Besides mixtape. It features 25 minutes worth of material from the adept Canadian rhymer and serves as a fine holdover until he decides to release a new album. Download the tape here.