ShaoDow interviewed by Marco Gandolfi editor of Music-News.com backstage at the AIM Awards after claiming the Hardest Working Artist Award on 5th September 2017.
UK rapper ShaoDow won last night at the prestigious AIM Awards as the 'Hardest Working Band or Artist'.
ShaoDow, is a UK hip hop and Grime recording artist carving a distinctively different independent path with the release of his third album which comes with a Japanese Manga comic book of the same name.
His third studio album 'シャウ道 The Way of Shao’ also featuring Krizz Kaliko, Papoose, Dot Rotten, and Genesis Elijah has already received critical acclaim, and he has single handedly sold over 25,000 copies of his three studio albums to date.
The South-East London artist has opened for legends such as Stormzy, Skepta, Tech N9ne, Wiley and Akala, he has previously received strong rotation via BBC Introducing Playlist, Radio 1, 1Xtra and Kerrang.
The enterprising performer is also the first ever artist to run his own pop-up shop in major shopping centres across the UK selling his popular merchandise and headphone brand through his company, DIY Gang Entertainment. Now he is officially the hardest working independent artist in the UK!
THE AIM INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS 2017
The 7th annual AIM Awards took place on Tuesday 5th September 2017, at The Brewery in Clerkenwell. This year, Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo co-hosted the event with AIM Awards judge and previous host, Mistajam.
Now in its seventh year, the AIM Awards is proud to have honoured a wide array of extraordinary independent artists, labels and industry figures including: Björk, Stormzy, Adele, The Prodigy, London Grammar, Richie Hawtin, Wolf Alice, Billy Bragg, Christine and The Queens, Enter Shikari, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, First Aid Kit, Alt-J, SBTRKT, Daughter, Alcopop!, 4AD, Hyperdub, Transgressive, Geoff Travis (Rough Trade), Martin Mills (Beggars Group), Daniel Miller (Mute), Laurence Bell (Domino), & many more!
The AIM Awards boasts a uniquely varied selection of nominees and winners, with artists, labels and festivals from all genres in with an equal chance of recognition. This diversity is something we are very proud of and we will continue to shine a light on the incredible talent coming out of the independent community.