EarlyGame Artist of the Day: Shao Dow

Who is Shao Dow? Today, we answer that question.

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ShaoDow (Sha-ow-dough) is a professional rapper, manga author and possible ninja. Equipped with a law degree and having studied Shaolin Kung Fu in China, ShaoDow utilises the tenacity and determination he learned from his martial arts training to independently forge his music career. It’s little wonder ShaoDow scooped the 2017 AIM Award for Hardest Working Artist – he has self-released three albums, which have sold more than 25,000 copies, created a headphones brand and published a book through his own company, DiY Gang Entertainment.

The London-born artist makes a full-time living from his music, manga and merchandise and has even appeared on ITV's Ninja Warrior UK. He was recently invited into Parliament to speak on behalf of grassroots music venues across the country. ShaoDow has opened for the likes of Tech N9ne, KRS-One, Wiley, Ghetts, Stormzy, Skepta and more, while his live shows have taken him across the UK, Europe and Asia. A truly unique Fire in the Booth with Charlie Sloth is the jewel in the crown of a plethora of radio shows, including Radio 1, 1xtra and BBC 6 Music.

1. What is your favourite Video Game Soundtrack?

It’s either the Super Smash Bros Ultimate Soundtrack or the music from Undertale for me.

2. Who's your favourite Video Game Music Composer?

I’d have to say Toby Fox

3. What’s your favourite video game?

Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

4. Did any game ever inspire you to do music?

Not a game, for me it was Anime that helped inspire my musical journey. It definitely started with Dragon Ball Z

5. What video game are you currently playing?

I just finished Metroid Dread and I play Smash Bros Ultimate regularly on my Twitch Channel.

6. Would you ever like to write music for video games?

100,00% I would. It’s one of my career goals to make that happen.

You can follow Shao Dow on his socials here and listen to his song Cursey below!