Shad has been singing and performing since early childhood and what started as a hobby became more career oriented in his teens. In his area of West London he was regarded as a real talent and after a number of EP’s, performing around London and songs released locally it was not until he posted the song ‘Breathe’ on Myspace that he began to get recognition from record executives and more notably the US. Recognized by Moe Politics (MARLON LEWIS) and GEE SMITH On a search for the next up and coming talent, Grammy Award winning super producers DJ Khalid and DJ Nasty immediately booked him on the next flight to Miami after hearing his material and voice. Upon arrival in Miami alongside his friend and producer Harmony Samuels, they had a series of meetings and performances that would eventually change their lives. After performing in front of the duo Shad was signed instantly to their management company.
Under the sponsorship of Dj Nasty and the support of Dj Khaled (We The Best Music), super producer Lee Major (The Inkredibles), Oddz & Endz and many other US producers, Shad moved to Florida in 2010 to build a body of work and material.
After penning his first deal Shad Star began work almost instantly and featured on London artist Pepstar’s song “Out The Dark” in early 2011. Then came his first single that would prove to be his introduction to the world by his new label Nasty Beatmakerz entitled “From Above” which he co-wrote and was produced by Harmony who also produced two tracks on Chris Brown’s F.A.M.E. album as well as Chipmunk’s Transition. The video was released on March 23, 2011.[3] Although not officially released, “Count on Me” is another track he collaborated with Harmony on and is turning heads in the US. Currently in the studio recording his debut album, big things are expected of the West London native who has impressed a host of established artists and producers such as Rishi Rich, inkredibles and Ace Hood to name a few.


up close and personal interview with SHAD STAR. he talks about his story so far and explains his relationships over seas