Free Download: Shad & DJ Skratch Bastid – The Spring Up EP

Free Download: Shad & DJ Skratch Bastid – The Spring Up EP

Emcee Shad and frequent collaborator Skratch Bastid have partnered up to bring us The Spring Up EP, a short 5-track project that serves as a prelude to Shad’s upcoming full-length album, Flying Colours. This EP features an assist from the legendary DJ Jazzy Jeff, and some rhymes from fellow Canadian emcee Cadence Weapon.

As always, Shad comes at full strength with his witty and intelligent wordplay, assisted by both Skratch Bastid and DJ Jazzy Jeff on the decks.

The Spring Up is the result of fortunate timing, grapefruit Perrier, a shared high school obsession with Outkast’s Aquemeni, and a couple of sessions at Skratch Bastid’s Toronto studio this April. The 5 track collection marks a moment in time for the pair; embodying the spirit of Spring.

1. Classic (Co-produced by Jazzy Jeff) 02:46
2. Outta My Head 04:42
3. Clappin 01:55
4. Homie (featuring Cadence Weapon) 03:19
5. Peace 03:24


Manan is from Illinois (born close to Chicago) and currently in Florida for school. His love for hip hop started with the up-and-coming Northwest scene, and has led to him become fully submerged in hip hop culture. Other interests include crate digging, ultimate (frisbee), and reading sci-fi/fantasy.