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Way Up: Baltimore artist SHDW releases first single off album debut
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Way Up: SHDW releases first single off album debut, Earthtones & Greyscale

Our Weekly segment The Weekly Eight returns with the new single, “Way Up,” by Baltimore rapper, singer and songwriter, SHDW. The song is featured on SHDW’s debut album, Earthtones & Greyscale.

“Way Up,” produced by Donato, is a melodious song filled with quotable lyrics, excellent wordplay, and diverse flows.

“The captivating tonal shifts between verses showcase SHDW’s contrasting introspections and rap ability.”

At a young age, SHDW was immersed in a culture of creativity. Writing helped him escape from the realities of financial struggles, the pains of a lack of self-worth and confidence. Rap quickly became cathartic for SHDW, who believes in making honest music; music that is true to his character and his perspective. Music that is multi-dimensional, that heavily leans on the hip hop genre but is not confined to it.


  • Artist/Group: Independent Baltimore, MD-based recording artist and songwriter, SHDW.
  • Submission: The new Donato-produced single, “Way Up” off SHDW’s album debut, Earthtones & Greyscale.
  • Streaming Links: You can find the single on various digital streaming platforms including Apple Music and Spotify via The Lab.
  • Social Media: You can follow @SHDWraps on Instagram. Be sure to check out the official site,

Check out the “Way Up” single below.


Way Up: Baltimore artist SHDW releases first single off album debut


Submission Sundays was a segment we introduced in 2018 to show love to the hundreds of artists and groups that submit new material to us weekly. The segment also gave us a chance to show love to people who weren’t already receiving regular coverage on HipHopCanada, and gave them a chance to connect with our viewers.

Towards the end of the year, we relaunched Submission Sundays as The Weekly Eight, with the same objective to help artists grow.

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Please note, due to the volume of submissions we receive, we are unable to respond to each submission directly. Submissions with missing information will be deleted.

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