The Old Prince

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The Old Prince
The Old Prince.jpg
Studio album by Shad
Released October 23, 2007 (2007-10-23)
Recorded at Metalworks Studios in Mississauga, Ontario
Genre Canadian hip hop
Length 40:26
Label Black Box Recordings
Producer Rel McCoy, Shad, Slakah the Beatchild, AMiracle, Beatdock Saints, Jewbei, Ed, Stringz, Mantis, Mad Scientist, Michael Tompkins, Ric Notes,
Shad chronology
When This Is Over
The Old Prince
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Okayplayer 4/5 stars[1]
RapReviews (10/10)[2]
Robert Christgau (2-star Honorable Mention)[3]

The Old Prince is the second studio album by Canadian rapper Shad, released October 23, 2007 on Black Box Recordings. On June 30, 2009 it was re-released on iTunes on the same label.[4]


Videos have been made for four tracks from the album, "I Don't Like To", "Brother (Watching)", "Compromise" and "The Old Prince Still Lives At Home". The video for "The Old Prince Still Lives at Home", a spoof of the opening credits to the television series The Fresh Prince of Bel Air with Shad playing the role of Will Smith, won CBC Radio 3's 2008 Bucky Award for Best Video.

Award nominations[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer Length
1. "Intro: Quest for Glory" Mad Scientist 2:15
2. "I Don't Like To" Mantis 3:01
3. "What We All Want" (featuring Kamau and Rel McCoy) Beatdock Saints 2:57
4. "Brother (Watching)" (featuring B and F. Kabango) AMiracle 3:36
5. "Now A Daze" Slakah the Beatchild 2:20
6. "The Old Prince Still Lives At Home" Ed 3:33
7. "Out of Love Pt.2" Rel McCoy 3:24
8. "The Last Three Years (Interlude)" S. Kabango, I. Koiter, Scott Kelly, D. Morgan 2:34
9. "I Heard You Had a Voice Like an Angel / Psalm 137" Stringz, S. Kabango 5:24
10. "Compromise" Jewbei 3:15
11. "Exile" S. Kabango, M. Johnston, D. Jung 3:25
12. "Get Up" Ric Notes 3:57
13. "Outro" (featuring Kamau) I. Koiter 0:50