ShaoDow (pronounced Shaa-Ow-Dough) is an independent rapper, author and possible ninja. A multi-genre artist, he is skilled in a range of styles including Hip Hop, Grime and even Metal.
Trained in Shaolin Kung Fu in China and graduating university with a Law degree, ShaoDow chose to turn his dream into a reality, building his company DiY Gang Entertainment and his loyal fanbase from the ground up. To date Shao has sold over 25,000 albums and amassed more than one million total YouTube views without a record label. His #DropKickMan single reached number 40 in the Spotify Top 50 UK Viral Chart and his third album ‘シャウ道。- The Way of Shao‘ features Papoose, McLean, Dot Rotten, Krizz Kaliko and more.
Winner of Hardest Working Artist in the 2017 AIM Awards and Music Artist Of The Year in the 2017 AME Awards the ninja rapper appeared on ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK in 2018. His professionalism and talent has led to attention from promoters across UK and beyond. He has performed at Reading & Leeds Festivals, toured the UK, Europe and Asia, opened for artists such as Tech N9ne, Stormzy Wiley and Skepta and received airplay on radio stations including BBC Radio 1, 1xtra and Kiss FM.
When it comes to performing live Shao delivers an unforgettable experience. Mixing skillful lyricism, infectious beats, crowd participation and a bit of Kung Fu, he creates a uniquely entertaining stage show. Alongside performances as a headline or support artist, ShaoDow also conducts master-classes, seminars and workshops within schools and universities in order to help inspire young people and encourage them to DiY through hard work, dedication and creativity.