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.