Prolific Canadian hip-hop artist Shad was recently on the west coast for his 2011 tour. His third album, TSOL, was awarded Canada’s highest hip-hop award at the Junos this year, beating out international darling Drake. Shad’s witty, thoughtful lyrics and interesting beats have appealed to underground hip-hop enthusiasts for years. With his latest cross-Canada and US tour, he’s reaching out to a wider audience and building a reputation that packs his shows. She Does the City had the chance to chat with Shad before his show at Fortune Sound about his on-stage persona and the role of women in hip-hop.