Shad Ali
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Shad Ali

Music – Pittsburgh, PA

Shad Ali began writing creatively at age 9. Experimenting with poetry in personal journal entries, he found it to be a self-rewarding form of expression. Persisting to work on this hobby, his writing has become recognized as a developing talent. A passion for music has passed through Shad’s family tree. His father, an avid fan of jazz, can be credited for Shad’s soft spoken delivery of lyrics and his knack for an often jazzy selection of hip-hop instrumentals. His dedication to the pen and notepad expanded upon being introduced by an older sibling to many of the genres most praised lyricists. It was at this time, during his teenage years, that Shad’s curiosity guided him as a student of lyricism. He began researching the structure and usage of the words and stories told by varying artists. Shad is intrinsically inspired by real life occurrences, happenings in the world, his dealings with women, successes, failures, regrets, friendship, love, his family life, and his neighborhood - Wilkinsburg. Beyond music, Shad enjoys entertaining audiences by performing improvisational comedy. Other hobbies include sketching and challenging opponents on the basketball court. ...more