My name is Shondale Smith I have went by many rap names like Royal Personality and Royal Rashaad and Rashaad Smith I've found that people like my stuff and the name I go by now is Shondale I am from Hartford CT born in 1987 fell in love with Hip Hop music when I heard the In Living Color Season 3 Heavy D introduction theme song and wanted to be a rapper and singer ever since.
Chances are, if you are anywhere near the Detroit music scene, you have heard of the influential hip hop trio that makes up Slum Village. The group was founded in the early 90's by 3 childhood friends: Baatin, T3, rapper and producer J Dilla, who all grew up together in the Conant Gardens neighborhood of Detroit, MI. After leaving Pershing High School, the trio began to forge a path into the Detroit underground hip hop scene and quickly found themselves steadily gaining popularity, where they originally went by the name Ssenepod.
With a growing momentum now cemented in the underground, the group took on a forward trajectory toward bigger and better things, and in 1991 changed their name to Slum Village. J Dilla joined the production team known as The Ummah, which produced the two last A