Calgary rap artist Polo Sho featured on CTV News
Calgary up-and-comer Shosho Dania, better known by his stage name Polo Sho, was featured on CTV News yesterday with information about his forthcoming album debut.
“I want this body of work to be to fans what my surgery was to me; a wake up call to go after and achieve my dreams, at all costs.” – Polo Sho
Powered by a successful $5,000 crowdfunding campaign, and with a potential November release date, the Nigerian-born artist decided to call the album Determination as an ode to his unrelenting desire to find success.
“I want this body of work to be to fans what my surgery was to me; a wake up call to go after and achieve my dreams, at all costs,” Polo told CTV.
After moving to Canada with his family when he was 14, the 25-year-old first started rapping at just nine years old. He took a break after high school to figure out what he wanted to do with his life, but Polo was back on the saddle by 2017 and has been working hard at his craft ever since.
“I dabble in all different sub-genres of hip hop but my music is meant to be motivational,” explained Polo of the apt title given to his project. “I definitely like to tell my story, why I’m making music up until this point, where I want to take my music is definitely about my aspirations, my ambitions.”
Determination is expected to be released through Polo’s own independent label, LiftedOne Records, which he started as a means to promote local Calgary talent.
“I started the label because there are no outlets, not just in Calgary or Alberta, in Western Canada to promote hip-hop.”
Along with Polo Sho, the CTV news segment also featured commentary from Calgary rapper Sawyer Harkness, and producer and engineer Matthew Hann.
“That’s the goal of the record label, to actually make it so that artists will stay in Calgary and will help bring up the scene here,” Hann told CTV.
Polo Sho’s most latest release is “South Side of the City” which dropped on Dec. 20, 2019. We’ve included the single in the post.
Check out the CTV News segment below.
You can follow @Poliano_Da_Don on Instagram.
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