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    Shades Lawrence is a Montreal-born Hip Hop artist of mixed British, Jamaican, Irish and Scottish descent. Her style can best be described as Alternative Hip Hop. Shades comes out of a tradition of spoken word. A pure lyricist, she has shared the stage with a variety of artists, including Big Freedia and Princess Nokia. She has also performed at 40+ shows as a spoken word poet and Hip Hop artist. Shades has three EPs released, Formidable Time EP (2017), Second Life EP (2019), and Mind Right EP (2019). Second Life was featured on Bandcamp's home page in their New & Notable section. Additionally, she has released two full-length albums, East West Road (2020), and 4th Quarter (2021). She has received blog coverage from Canadian Beats, NYC-based AudioFemme, Hip Hop N My Headphones, UK-based HRMNY Presents, Hip Hop N More, UK-based LOCK Magazine, and Bitchfork, among others. Shades is sponsored by Grind Now Shine Later, a motivational apparel company. You can connect with her and her music at shadeslawrence.com or on social media channels as Shades Lawrence.

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