Shades Lawrence

Shades Lawrence


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Shades Lawrence is a Montreal born and based hip hop artist of mixed British, Jamaican, Irish and Scottish descent. 
 Her style can best be described as socially and environmentally conscious, alternative hip hop. With lyrical dexterity, Shades blends metaphors and tells stories that connect to the heart. Her music seeks to strengthen the connections between us and to make those connections more visible. 
 A pure lyricist, she has performed at 40+ shows as a spoken word poet and hip hop artist. Shades has shared the stage with a variety of artists, including Princess Nokia and Big Freedia. 
 To date, her style has been compared to Lauryn Hill, Shad, and Jean Grae. 
 Shades has 3 EPs out, Formidable Time (2017), Second Life (2019), and the Mind Right EP (2019), she also has released two full-length albums, East West Road (2020), and 4th Quarter (2021). Second Life was featured on Bandcamp’s home page in their New & Notable section.
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