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Birth name Shane Bunting
Born (1972-10-21) October 21, 1972 (age 43)
Surrey, British Columbia, Canada[1]
Genres Hip hop, Hardcore Rap
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter, record producer, CEO
Years active 1993–present
Labels Suburban Noize Records Battleaxe Records
Associated acts Swollen Members, SonReal, Rock Steady Crew, Moka Only, Trash Gordon (Rapper), Swisha-T, K then, Silance, Tech N9ne, Mike ADHD, Glasses Malone, Kc the protege, Sophia Danai, Dutch Robinson, KD Lang . Dave McIntyre

Shane Bunting (born October 21, 1972), better known by his stage name Madchild is a Canadian rapper. He is part of the Vancouver-based hip hop group Swollen Members. In 2009, he released a solo EP entitled The Madchild EP. In 2012, he released his first album, titled Dope Sick followed by Lawn Mower Man in 2013 and Silver Tongue Devil in 2015. In 1993, he was named a member of the legendary 'Rock Steady Crew'.

Personal life[edit]

Bunting was born in Surrey, British Columbia, but was raised in North Vancouver and attended Carson Graham and Sutherland secondary schools.[2] He moved to San Francisco when he was 20 years old, and returned to British Columbia in the mid-1990s.[3] He now currently resides in West Hollywood, California.[4]

Bunting had an addiction to painkillers starting in 2006, and has been sober since 2011.[5]


In August 2011, he returned to his roots by taking part in a rap battle for King of the Dot, an Ontario, Canada-based battle league. He went up against Dirtbag Dan and won on a 3-2 decision.[6] He was scheduled to return to King of the Dot in August 2012 to battle with the Australian rapper 360,[7][8] however, the battle was postponed,[9] as 360 was scheduled to receive ocular surgery at the time of the event.[10] Madchild has said that he is still interested in doing the battle.[11]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Dope Sick 3 29 23
Lawn Mower Man
  • Released: August 6, 2013
  • Label: Battle Axe Records, Suburban Noize
2 150 24 13
Silver Tongue Devil
  • Released: July 24, 2015
  • Label: Battle Axe Records
3 19 16

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Self-Released
The Mad Child'
  • Released: July 1, 2009
  • Label: Battle Axe Records, Suburban Noize
Banned from America
  • Released: February 15, 2011
  • Label: Battle Axe Records, Suburban Noize
King of Pain
  • Released: August 2, 2011
  • Label: Battle Axe Records, Suburban Noize
Little Monster
  • Released: January 24, 2012
  • Label: Battle Axe Records, Suburban Noize
Switched On
  • Released: September 30, 2014
  • Label: Battle Axe Records, Suburban Noize
8 32 18


  • M.A.D.E.: Misguided Angel Destroys Everything (2011)
  • Underground Monsters (2016)

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Ballistic" 2013 Swisha T N/A
"Look Up (Signs)" Classified, Kardinal Offishall Classified
"Bobby Be Real" 2014 Slaine, Tech N9ne The King of Everything Else
"Live This" SonReal N/A
"Life is a Struggle" Mike ADHD, Kromeatose The Evil Within
"Transform" Bloodstepp Grand Theft Ufo: Floppy Disk Edition
"Darkside" 2013 Oxxxymiron (Porchy, Jaime Menezes) N/A
"The Plague" 2015 Prozak, Ubiquitous Black Ink
"We're Gonna Fuck You Up" 2016 Reznik, Snowgoons Říše Za Zrcadlem

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s) Album
2011 "Hangin' On By a Thread" mr.Invisible M.A.D.E. (mixtape)
"Dead Man Walking Vol. 1" mr.Invisible
"Dead Man Walking Vol. 2" mr.Invisible
"Fuck Madchild" Phillip Carrer & Chad Archibald Little Monster EP
2012 "Shit Talker" D-Shot
"Dungeon Dragon" D-Shot King of Pain EP
"Wanted" D-Shot Dope Sick
"Gremlin" Gabriel Carrer King of Pain EP
"Mr. Peter Parker Freestyle" D-Shot Unreleased
"Out Of My Head" Aspect Dope Sick
"Devil`s Reject" David McDonald
"Monster" David McDonald
"Jitters" David McDonald
"Runaway" Justin Donnelly
"Broken Mirror" Patrick Lozinski The Mad Child EP
"Cyphin" D-Shot Little Monster EP
2013 "Last Emperor" D-Shot Lawn Mower Man
"Prefontaine" D-Shot
"Grenade Launcher" (feat. Slaine & Prevail ) D-Shot Dope Sick
"Tiger Style" D-Shot Lawn Mower Man
"Nature Of The Beast" D-Shot
"Underground King" D-Shot
"It Gets Better" Jon Thomas
"Crazy" David McDonald
"Lawn Mower Man" D-Shot
"Blood Beast" D-Shot
"Chainsaw" (feat. Slaine) Slaine & D-Shot
2014 "The Adventures Of Super Beast" D-Shot Underground Monsters (mixtape)
"Switched On" Ryan Lindow Switched On EP
"White Knuckles" Ryan Lindow
"Never Die" Ryan Lindow
"Amadeus" Ryan Lindow
"Tom Cruise" Luke Soanes
"The Jackel" SGZ Silver Tongue Devil
"Blitzkrieg" Ryan Lindow Switched On EP
"On One" videostudio
2015 "Mental" (feat. Demrick) Jakob Owens Silver Tongue Devil
"Slayer" (feat. Demrick) Jakob Owens
"Devils & Angels" Drew Kirsch
"Lose My Mind" Jesse Ray Diamond
"Everytime" (feat Ceekay Jones) Matt Alonzo
"Nigt Time Kill" Dustin La Rose
"Brain Dead" Dustin La Rose
"Painful Skies" Dustin La Rose
2016 "Man Down" (feat. Demrick) D-Shot Battleaxe Warriors Compilation
"Little Things" (feat. Joseph Rose) Thoughtbox Visuals Underground Monsters (mixtape)

Legal troubles[edit]

In early 2011, it was reported that Bunting was banned from entering the United States, due to alleged links to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Bunting said that he was detained at an American airport for approximately eight hours before being told he could not enter the country, and had been working with a lawyer in San Diego, California, to rectify the situation.[12][13] On July 11, 2013, it was announced via the Swollen Members Facebook page that Madchild was once again allowed to enter the United States.


  1. ^ "Battle Axe Records | Faze Magazine". Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  2. ^ McCredie, Andrew (27 August 2012). "Swollen Members' Madchild riffs on the drug addiction that nearly killed him". The Vancouver Sun. 
  3. ^ Pescod, Nicholas M. (2013-10-11). "Madchild pushes for a positive vibe". The Vancouver Sun. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  4. ^ "Swollen Members rapper Madchild says drug addiction nearly killed him". CBC News. Retrieved 2015-08-05. 
  5. ^ "Swollen Members rapper Madchild says drug addiction nearly killed him". CBC. August 4, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2016. 
  6. ^ "KOTD - WD2 - Dirtbag Dan vs MadChild (Swollen Members)". YouTube. 2011-08-22. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  7. ^ "YouTube". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  8. ^ "KOTD | WD3 | 360 vs Madchild Announced". BattleFix. 2012-06-12. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  9. ^ "[*K.O.T.D.*] - MAD CHILD vs 360 *POSTPONED* |". Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  10. ^ "360 To Undergo Eye Surgery - Music News, Reviews, Interviews and Culture". Music Feeds. 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  11. ^ "KOTD - Media - @MadChild57 (MADCHILD) INTERVIEW". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  12. ^ [1] Archived April 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ DeMara, Bruce (5 January 2011). "Vancouver rapper Madchild barred from entering U.S.". Toronto Star. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 

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