It’s not easy finding good, clean, socially-conscious hip-hop. So when we do, we turn it up loud and don’t stop listening for months on end. Vancouver-based MC Shad is one of our favorites for this very reason. The man knows how to rhyme over a sick beat and his lyrics aren’t profane, discriminating or degrading. So you can imagine our excitement when he released a new mixtape of songs sampled from his childhood. Stream one of the tracks from Melancholy and the Infinite Shadness below and download the mixtape here.